Nature for All is LINK’s equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) project as a response to LINK’s member survey conducted in 2021 where member organisations reported to have medium to low confidence levels in EDI, including recording diversity data.
Nature for All aims to use active inclusion to enhance diversity in Scotland’s environment sector, working with LINK member organisations to provide them with the confidence, skills, and knowledge to able to increase diversity of Scotland’s voice for the environment.
The project will develop online resources as well as online and face-to-face training, freely available through LINK’s website. These resources will be designed to equip LINK member bodies with the information and skills they need for their journey with EDI. These will be led by LINK’s EDI Officer, with support from member bodies and organisations, such as CEMVO.
We hope to fuel inclusion, by understanding where the issues lie, to facilitate that change, to promote equity and equality, and to overall diversity the LINK network.
This project is coordinated and led by LINK’s EDI Officer, contact: Leigh Abbott.
In signing up to the Route Map Towards Greater Ethnic Diversity in the Environment Sector, Scottish Environment LINK is making the following commitment:
“Our organisation is committed to achieving the outcomes of this route map to create a more ethnically diverse and inclusive environment movement. Organisations across the sector may take different paths to achieve these changes, but we are united in our conviction that change is necessary. We intend to create a more inclusive culture and more inclusive ways of working, to address racism and barriers to progress for people of colour, and to increase our ethnic diversity. We are determined to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be part of our vital environmental mission.”
We hope that our member organisations and supporters follow us in joining Wildlife and Countryside Link’s route map in enhancing ethnic diversity in the environment sector.
A series of Ethics and Equity workshops given to LINK members by D’Rose consultancy, including Diversity Action Plan Tools.
EDI Fortnight 2023 – recordings and resources from the fortnight can be viewed online, for LINK members only.
Congress 2022 – Wellbeing for all. Blogs are outlined below.
Wellbeing for all (Deborah Long, September 2022)
Getting back through kindness (Mike Robinson, October 2022)
A steering group for the project supports the EDI Officer by offering advice on priorities and activities, revising draft documents, and monitoring progress towards project objectives. For further information, please see Our Society: EDI Steering Group.
LINK’s Nature for All initiative is a three-year funded project from the National Lottery Heritage Fund that is designed to support diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion (EDI) across the membership of Scottish Environment LINK.
LINK is grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their 3-year grant in support of this project.
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