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For nearly 50 years, the mission of American Rivers has been to protect wild rivers, restore damaged rivers and conserve clean water for people and nature. Today, this mission is more vital than ever, and we envision a future of clean water and healthy rivers for everyone, everywhere. To achieve our mission and vision, we must cultivate diversity, promote equity and foster inclusion in all aspects of our work.

Our Partner Spotlight highlights the vital work our partners do to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice both internally and externally. See all of our past spotlight partners and learn about their mission and goals.

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The conservation movement, from it’s very beginning, has relied on a Eurocentric, paternalistic, and capitalistic worldview that posits that the way to ‘fix’ mankind’s poor stewardship, is with an ill-fated approach of using the same tools for repair as had used in the degradation and destruction of the natural world.  What we need is a ‘new’ way at looking at conservation – and that ‘new’ is actually what Green 2.0 is built to take on – bringing voices of the ‘other’, the old wisdom - embedded in the worldviews of other people and other cultures.

Michael E. Roberts, Tlingit

President & CEO, First Nations Development Institute