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Maite Arce is the founder and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation. She is an environmental movement leader working to connect Hispanic and Latino communities to the political power of Latinx communities. She lives in Purcellville, Virginia and her ancestral origins are of the Cochimi people of Baja peninsula and her Spanish roots. In this guest blog post to mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, she shares her motivations and the connections that infuse her passion for nature and community.

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Environmental Justice and Civil Rights: This Year’s Focus for the March on Washington Film Festival

In this Q+A, David Andrusia, Executive Director of the March on Washington Film Festival (MOWFF), discusses the origins of the festival in the civil rights movement, how to watch the festival, and this year’s festival theme. The MOWFF was founded by Robert Raben in 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
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Indigenous communities are once again paying as conservation groups continue to get paid

Michael Roberts, a member of the Tlingit Nation, is the president and CEO of First Nations Development Institute. First Nations works to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. This blog post was written in accordance with International Day of the World’s Indigenous People and to call for economic policy changes to the way conservation and environmental movements are being funded.
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Fellowship for BIPOC Storytellers

Anupama Joshi is the executive director of Blue Sky Funders Forum, a funders collaborative that aims to increase philanthropic investments and the community of funders supporting equitable access to meaningful outdoor experiences and connections to nature. She spoke with Green 2.0 about the organization’s Rethink Outside™ Fellowship, which is currently accepting applications for its inaugural cohort.
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Enriched by Her Connection to the Land

Johana Vicente is a climate and environmental justice advocate working to grow the political power of Latinx communities. In celebration of Latino Conservation Week, Vicente, a woman of color and immigrant from Loja, Ecuador, shared what keeps her inspired in the fight for climate justice and equity.
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Ensuring Green Spaces Access for All: A Conversation with Jeanne Braha

Keeping the momentum from National Park’s Month in June, Green 2.0 continues the conversation on access to outdoor spaces with guest Jeanne Braha, Executive Director of Rock Creek Conservancy (RCC). RCC aims to restore and conserve Rock Creek Park, which is in the heart of Washington, DC. Braha and RCC are actively working to make green spaces more accessible to everyone.
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