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Inclusion & Diversity: Democratizing Conservation

This panel, moderated by an environmental journalist, will feature a lively discussion between Toyota TogetherGreen project leaders and representatives from Audubon and Toyota as they examine the direct correlation between projects that engage new and diverse audiences and conservation success. The project leaders will share implementable lessons and reflections from their efforts working with a wide range of communities, from ranchers in North Dakota to gated communities in Virginia.

High biological diversity is a sign of healthy ecosystems. Similarly, conservation efforts that bring together a wide diversity of people not only improve the environment on which humans and wildlife depend, but also enrich society. In 2008, Audubon and Toyota partnered to launch the Toyota TogetherGreen program, an initiative that develops environmental leadership, funds community-based conservation projects around the country, and engages traditionally under-represented communities in conservation.

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Questions Answered

  1. Share the lessons learned by the Toyota TogetherGreen program regarding creating an inclusive environmental movement.
  2. Explore successful strategies and tactics for engaging new and diverse audiences and delivering conservation results.
  3. Demonstrate how engaging under-represented audiences leads to greater conservation success.
  4. Illustrate what is possible when a non-profit and a corporation partner for conservation outcomes.

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Organizer

Elizabeth Sorrell National Audubon Society


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