Our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice journey began in 2018 with the creation of our first DEIJ Action Plan in collaboration with Nourish Consulting.
In 2021, we began working closely with Dr. Akilah Cadet and her Change Cadet team to continue our journey of DEIJ. This process has included sensitivity editing of all of our organizational documents. In addition to our documents, our organizational policies and best practices have been updated to include language and actions to further our DEIJ work. Dr. Cadet has led our team and student leaders on a series of DEIJ workshops, including “Dismantling White Dominant Culture and Apology” and “From Ally to Anti Racist”.
In 2022, we took a look at our mission, vision, and values and examined how well they represented our work. In the spirit of growth, Our Climate partnered with the Change Cadet team to update our mission, vision, and value statements to better reflect our growth into an organization fighting for intersectional social and climate justice policy.