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Hi, We're Girl + Environment

Girl + Environment is a 501c3 nonprofit and national community that shares educational resources, tools, and information to encourage Black + Brown girls, women, and non-binary folx excited and engaged in all forms of environmental justice. Our goal is to educate, engage, and empower Black + Brown girls, women, and non-binary individuals to stand up for environmental justice in their own neighborhoods. We create and share free, easily accessible tools, resources, and information to our community in creative ways!

GPE was founded by environmental justice activist and non-profit leader, Diamond Spratling. After spending years in the environmental movement, Diamond noticed the very low representation of BIWOC (Black, Indigenous, Women of Color) in the movement and knew that there was no way to truly dismantle environmental racism without Black women at the frontline. This was the inception of Girl + Environment.

GPE uses the Department of Energy's definition to define environmental justice as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. However, GPE defines the environment very broadly by looking at 3 forms of our environment: built environment, earth environment, and social environment. We understand that all 3 of these components are especially critical for addressing health inequities, racial injustices, and improving our overall quality of life.

Earth Environment

Understanding the air, water, climate, and land components of our earth

Built Environment 

Providing safe, walkable places where people can access healthy foods and participate in physical activities.

Social Environment

Providing spaces where people feel they can thrive socially

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