RESTON, Va. — The National Wildlife Federation announced the recipients of its Environmental Justice 21st-Century Awards, which recognize the people and programs that have gone above and beyond to advance environmental justice in the conservation movement. The awards were given out during the organization’s annual meeting and 85th anniversary celebration, which was held for the second time as a virtual event this year.
“Across the Federation, these individuals and programs have recognized and uplifted the importance of environmental justice while centering the experiences and stories of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian people,” said Mustafa Santiago Ali, vice president of environmental justice, climate, and community revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation. “Reviving the Environmental Justice 21st-Century Awards is an opportunity to recognize the impact and contributions of these individuals while elevating the importance of environmental justice in the conservation movement.”
The awards and recipients include:
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