COMMITMENT TO CHANGE
The Board of the Vermont Education & Environment Network acknowledges that we live in a world with systematic and institutional injustice and inequity based on appearances and identities – a system that reinforces white privilege. This system is broken, and we recognize that impacts of systemic racism disproportionately impact the lives and communities of black, indigenous, and people of color.
The Vermont Education & Environment Network acknowledges that long term, sustainable change is needed to make our outdoor spaces and communities more inclusive. To dismantle racism and systemic oppression it is vital that white people are actively engaged in anti-racism work.
We acknowledge that when it comes to this work our organization is not yet where we strive to be. We are actively working on learning, addressing, and improving the way we move through the world as individuals and an organization.
We are committed to equity, justice, inclusion and creating systems change within our organization. We are engaged in active listening, learning and plan to continue this work into the future. To start we will take the following steps: