It is a core value of our program to contribute to the wellbeing of all plants, creatures, and people in our community. While we are focused on a small niche of that goal in Santa Cruz, other organizations are working towards land restoration and reparations to the indigenous people and tribes of our area, supporting People of Color's rights, access to education, and reversing the disproportionate effect of climate change on communities of color. Because our work can only address a small part of what is needed to bring justice and wellbeing to all members of the community, we are committed to bringing awareness as well as support to the other organizations working hard to do just that.
Kids in Nature makes monthly donations to the following organizations.
Links are included for you to learn more and offer your own contributions to these important intitiaves.
Amah Mutsun Land Trust
This donation goes towards native-led stewardship of local lands as well as education programs for Native Youth. “It brings the Mutsun people back to their tribal homelands to resume the indigenous stewardship work of their ancestors. Through collaboration with educational institutions, government agencies, and leading Bay Area conservation organizations, this program gives tribal members invaluable professional and life skills whilst ensuring that the traditional ecological knowledge of the Mutsun people is not lost to history.”
NAACAP Santa Cruz, Climate Justice Initiative
“Environmental injustice, including the proliferation of climate change, has a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low income communities in the United States and around the world. The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue.”
Lead to Life
“Bridging racial and environmental justice through ceremony and art practice, we explore our commitment to decomposing systems of oppression through what we call applied alchemy - wielding alchemy to provoke radical imagination toward justice. Within the current climate of pervasive environmental racism, police brutality, and desecration of the land, our creative interventions are designed to:
-bridge connections between restorative and environmental justice
-restore the ecological foundations of sacred spaces where black folks live, and
- rekindle relationships of reverence and reciprocity with each other and the earth.”
KIN Community Care