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Spotlight Feature

Highlighting the critical ways organizations are embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) into their internal and external work.

CBF Student Field Programs allow students to connect with waterways and habitats across the watershed, including ones in their own communities. Photo Credit: Chesapeake Bay Foundation


Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Founded in 1966, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay. Serving as a watchdog, we fight for effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

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American Rivers

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.
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Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) is a grassroots, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Established in 1966, PCDC advocates for the growing population of Chinese Americans in Philadelphia, specifically in the Chinatown neighborhood.
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2021 Partnership Spotlight Review

As 2021 comes to an end, we look back at this year's spotlight partnerships and the vital work our partners do to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice both internally within their own organization and externally in their communities.
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NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. In order to be part of a broad and powerful environmental and climate movement, we understand the utmost importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice—both in how we work internally, and how we support communities externally. We’re committed to following through to make sure our actions live up to our goals.
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WE ACT for Environmental Justice was founded in 1988 to address the environmental racism impacting West Harlem. WE ACT remains connected to their Harlem roots, with more than 800 members supporting their mission to build healthier communities by ensuring that people of color and low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of just and equitable environmental policies and practices. WE ACT has grown to become a nationally recognized leader in the environmental and climate justice movements. It run programs throughout Northern Manhattan and advocate for policies at the city, state, and federal levels – having opened a Federal Policy Office in Washington, DC in 2012.
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