June 1, 2020
IslandWood’s work is to inspire healthy, sustainable communities and a healthy, sustainable planet. Neither of which can truly happen in a world where racism exists.
We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement; with the loved ones of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others killed as a result of racism; and with all those who are and have long been fighting for justice, equity, and freedom from racism.
As a historically white-led environmental education organization, we recognize the legacy of racism, injustice, and anti-Blackness within our field, and understand that we have perpetuated and benefited from racism and white supremacy. It is our responsibility to use our unearned privileges to combat racism and stand with those fighting for justice.
We encourage our community to petition for justice, donate if able, and support Black-led organizations working towards racial equity.
We will continue the work of becoming an anti-racist organization to better serve our communities, staff, and the planet.