BECOME AN ECO STEWARD
I Am Green has determined through years of community engagement that education is important, yet, personal factors such as a deep connection to nature, personal relevance to the issue and personal agency towards action are important elements that contribute to successful behavior changes. I Am Green starts with assisting community members with identifying sustainable practices that have been passed down from generation to generation. Community members then determine how they can use said practices to reconnect to nature and each other. This method initiates the cultural translation necessary in making sustainability more relatable in communities impacted most by environmental injustice and climate inequity. This ensures participants can become leaders, activists, and even professionals who can improve environmental conditions, and adapt to climate crisis in communities and society more broadly.