Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Clean Wisconsin is committed to equity and inclusion. Our mission to protect and preserve the clean water, air, and special places of our state is non-discriminatory.
Everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, citizenship, disability status, income, and religion, deserves the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a state which embraces a healthy environment as a part of a strong economy. Unfortunately, the burden of environmental degradation often falls on the most disempowered groups in our society. Clean Wisconsin works to address these environmental injustices, from issues such as climate change, access to clean drinking water, and air pollution and its health effects by elevating and empowering marginalized voices.
Beyond our work, Clean Wisconsin has formed an ad hoc committee dedicated to addressing implicit biases through implementing equitable hiring practices and mindfully approaching our program work. We do not tolerate harassment, discrimination, oppression, or retaliation. We are aware of the prejudices within our society, specifically noticeable in the faces of the environmental community. We are working to address these biases, because we understand that the true heart of environmental work means advocating for those who are unable to advocate for their own needs. Advancing equity is essential to our work.