🌞Today we are introducing the Intersectional Environmentalist Council. To ensure this moment of social justice reckoning becomes a movement, Intersectional Environmentalist has formed a council of diverse powerhouse activists and influencers to help show individuals and organizations how to create a greener, more inclusive future for all.
The council will work collectively to amplify the work of BIPOC, the LGBTQ2S+ community and other unheard voices in the environmental movement, provide 1:1 peer to peer mentorship and encourage accountability within the IE team and community.
Together we’re committed to dismantling systems of oppression and the white-washed narrative of environmentalism.
What’s next? The IE team will be releasing the first ever Business Accountability Program, that will help corporations rethink and incorporate better business practices, create more inclusive messaging and spaces, encourage diversity within internal leadership structures and create wealth distribution to BIPOC-led grassroots environmental and social justice organizations.
Current council members include:
@Queerquechua of @QueerNature
No time for denial today, time to keep reckoning with the truth that the US was founded on indigenous genocide and built on slavery. And that it continues to protect the wrongs of some while denying the rights of others. So much work to do, but with compassion and listening, we can move towards healing. A good start would be upholding the Fort Laramie treaty of 1868 & 1980 supreme court decision that the Black Hills/Mt Rushmore (He Sapa) belong to the Lakota people and are sacred to many indigenous peoples and should be given back.
And sorry but i’m not a fan of fireworks either … they terrorize animals, and spread litter and chemicals into the environment. 😬
Keep questioning the norms my friends.