Climate & conservation nonprofit organizations
Diversity in Environmental Leadership Initiative
Latinos LEAD (Latinos for Leadership Excellence and Diversity) established the Diversity in Environmental Leadership Initiative (DELI) to promote greater ethnic diversity on governing boards of environmental nonprofit organizations. Meaningful inclusion of Latinos in the movement’s leadership is critical to achieve lasting civic and activist engagement and can mobilize families and communities who are disproportionately affected by pollution, climate change, and environmental degradation. Authentic relationships with trusted Latinos can catalyze the Latino population’s strong support for action to reduce pollution, address climate inequities, and position vulnerable communities to be more climate-ready through awareness and resilience.