We are in an environmental crisis.
And yet, the organizations and companies that work to protect our air, land, water, and community are exclusive by design. From leadership positions to the photos, films, and media, these organizations are made up of the dominant culture, and people from marginalized communities do not see themselves represented in outdoor spaces.
As a result, structural barriers persist and communities are prevented from scalable engagement and the building of broad and strong coalitions for each other and the outdoor spaces we love.
Storytelling is a powerful tool for activating change, building resilience among communities, and fortifying our identities as humans.
The stories of WeGotNext Ambassadors serve to inspire individuals and remove barriers to become engaged in outdoor spaces, ensuring advocates on behalf of the environment for this generation and those to come.