Diversity and Equity
Nature and Health (N&H) is committed to the institutional practice of diversity and equity. We honor, value, and strive to embrace diverse and equitable learning environments, promote access, justice, and opportunity for all. We recognize that ableism, institutional racism, and binary (cis) gender convey the dominant history and social values that do not meet the needs of all communities. We partner with constituents who inform our wider community through activities, experiences, ideas, and multiple knowledge systems to expand our field. Our commitments to diversity and equity are ongoing. We learn collaboratively through education, outreach, practices, policy, and research approaches.
Nature and Health acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot nations. We have a responsibility to acknowledge our Indigenous connections, as well as, histories of dispossession and forced removal that have allowed for the growth and survival of this institution.
N&H Equity and Racial Justice Task Force launched in September 2020 to build and strengthen our scholarly transdisciplinary relationships.
Nature and Health Wins is a new annual award that recommends individuals, communities, and organizations to receive an award for demonstrating a commitment to anti-racism, equity, nature, and health.