Outdoor Community Resource List
Hey friends! Here at Keep Nature Wild, our mission is two fold: 1. Build community 2. Pick up trash outside! We talk a lot about the 2nd part of our mission but have left the building community part to be more of an organic part of who we are and what we do. Well, we are changing that! It’s time to work towards building community, especially to our friends who are under-represented in the outdoors. We have created an Outdoor Community Resource List to help unite us as a community, to learn from one another, and to share diverse perspectives, and current events in the outdoors. This page will regularly be updated as we continue to learn and educate ourselves. We are thankful for this community that is eager and committed to learning, making changes, and taking action! We invite you to join us in learning how we can do the work to make the outdoors feel welcoming to everyone.
Articles we've been sharing with each other and reading around the office:
- Kween Werk on the Necessity of Representation in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation
- Deb Haaland on Climate, Native Rights, and Biden
- Representation, Not Tokenism
- Helping Disabled People Find Belonging Outdoors
- How to Teach Your Kids to Love Nature
- Teaching Kids to be Nature Smart
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 26 Ways (& More) to be an Ally in the Outdoor Industry
- Allyship 101: Notes on Inclusion and Equity within the Outdoor Industry
- Diversity in the Great Outdoors: Is Everyone Welcome in America's Parks and Public Lands?
- Why Every Environmentalist Should be Anti-Racist
- We're Here You Just Don't See Us
- How Being LQBTQ Affected My AT Thru-Hike
- How to Advocate for LQBTQIA+ in Sustainability Spaces with Pattie Gonia
- Being "OUT" in the Outdoors
Books that we have personally bought/read or added to our own to-be-read lists! (All linked to BIPOC-owned bookstores you can purchase from!)
- The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors by James Edward Mills
- Black Faces, White Spaces by Carolyn Finney
- Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy
- A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington
- Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer
Accounts we've been following! A lot of these accounts are also non-profits working towards racial equity in the outdoors. Please consider donating if you can, follow them, read and listen to their stories and experiences.
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