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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 get Black + Brown girls, women, and non-binary individuals 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. Diamond, a Detroit native, wanted to share her passion for environmental justice with other Black + Brown girls and also get them as passionate about EJ as she is, especially understanding the disproportionate burden it has on us and our quality of life.

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