The National Wildlife Federation aspires to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity, such as race, gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, age, ability, religion, and political philosophy.
Clean air, clean water, and abundant wildlife sustain Americans from all walks of life. We share a responsibility to protect these public assets for our children’s future. Just as a diversity of animals and plants are essential to a healthy ecosystem, the National Wildlife Federation derives its strength and relevance from bringing together diverse people to create healthy communities for all.
Our journey toward being a more just, diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization began with an internal focus on the improvements we could make to better support our staff and organizational culture. With the formation of our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Steering Committee, we developed a statement that will guide us in this process of organizational growth.
The National Wildlife Federation strives to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. To live up to our values of collaboration, empowerment, inclusivity, mindfulness, and a focus on our mission, we believe:
We recognize the urgency of this work and are committed to the ongoing changes that are necessary to fully incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into our structure and values to fulfill our mission.
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