Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
OUR VALUES, OUR COMMITMENT
WWA advocates for environmental laws and public lands policies that explicitly incorporate Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as critical components of environmental justice and of addressing the historic and ongoing impacts of systemic racism and inequality. We believe that all people, regardless of race, color, gender identity, cultural background or socioeconomic status, must have equitable access to the awe, solitude, wildness, clean air, natural soundscapes and other experiences and benefits of unmitigated winter in ways that do not compromise the opportunities for future generations to experience the same. Equity, diversity, inclusivity and social justice are priority considerations in our organizational structure, staffing and governance, and across all of our program areas. Working toward a future where everyone breathes clean air, drinks clean water, and feels welcome on public lands, we are committed to ongoing education; we work consistently to diversify stories and representation of snowsports and conservation in all of our communications channels; and we deliver experiential environmental education to more than 40,000 underserved students each winter. Our JEDI committee is composed of staff and board members who meet monthly and jointly lead our efforts.