There are several doors into SCA’s EarthVision conservation summit, but none more important than the one marked “Diversity.”
As one recent survey indicates, although the U.S. population is becoming more diverse, visitors to our national park do not reflect that diversity. And as the country becomes more urbanized, the connections we all have to wilderness become more tenuous. Ensuring the outdoors is relevant for people of all colors, cultures and backgrounds is critical if we, as a society, are going to value and protect our environment.
Iantha Gantt-Wright of The Kenian Group, a speaker in the “Reflecting Nature’s Diversity” track at EarthVision, talks about the need to find our true “why” for diversifying the environmental community in this video clip.
“I’m counting on you,” she says. “And I think a lot of other people are, too.”
The Early Bird registration discount for EarthVision ends on March 1. Don’t miss out – sign up today and make your voice heard and your environmental views count as the 2008 national election approaches!
Photo: Iantha Gant-Wright
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