Our Values

  • Intersections and Intersectionality

    We commit to solidarity with all movements and people remediating the effects of incarceration. We work to identify and strengthen relationships between Land and Sea, human communities, nourishment, and decarceration. We understand that oppression is magnified and specific for folks with intersecting identities. As the intersection between Environmental Racism and Ableism characterizes the US carceral system, we center the perspectives, knowledge, work, and needs of BIPOC and Disabled people.

  • Self Determination

    Incarceration alienates people from autonomy. We honor every person’s right to self determination and informed consent. We support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in developing and protecting self efficacy. Whether professional, economic, political, or bodily sovereignty, we create systems and programs to bolster the self efficacy, confidence, and voice of each person. 

  • Leadership by Incarcerated People

    We are dedicated to prioritizing and amplifying the voices of system-impacted people in decision-making, planning, needs assessment, and all other aspects of Earth Equity’s work and culture. We defer to the wisdom, adaptive capacities, and resilience of incarcerated people in the fight for Climate Justice and beyond. 

  • Community Care

    We have the power to heal ourselves and the systems that harm us when we are seen, uplifted, and celebrated in community. As we understand our interconnectedness, we celebrate our interdependence. We activate our collective strengths by responding compassionately to our own and each other’s needs. We enact Earth Equity's mission through kinship, co-evolution, and a deep ethic of care.

  • Liberation

    Reciprocal, nourishing relationships with Land, Sea, each other, and our bodies are liberating! They remind us we are inherently valuable and necessary members of an expansive web of being. They replace scarcity with abundance and help us breakdown internalized fears and hierarchies. We align with Environmental and Social movements which transcend binary thinking in favor of flexibility, imagination, and expression.  

  • Access

    We create and connect others to meaningful jobs, learning opportunities, reentry supports, food programs, and ways of engaging with Land, Sea, and healing. All people are deserving of a deep relationship with nature, their community, and their body. The beauty and complexity of our work is that there is no one “right way” of entering into or growing these relationships. At Earth Equity, we are devoted to meeting individual access needs, offering multiple ways to connect with our work, and facilitating belonging.

  • Sustainability

    Environmentally sustainable practices cannot be achieved without personally and culturally sustainable practices already in place. As we understand the necessity of Critical Environmental Justice, we must uphold work habits, organizational structures, and relationships which are responsible, nourishing, and tenable. We abide by quality before quantity, rest before distress, and humanity before institutions. We honor inherit worth over urgency. We fight against perfectionism and extractivism.

  • Holism

    Each of us is an ecosystem composed of interdependent living parts. Our innate wholeness reflects that of the Land and Sea. When we work to restore living systems – whether they be internal or oceanic – we account for their spiritual, societal, physical, emotional, and personal dimensions. Rather than attempting to heal towards a single ideal, we commit to nurturing, restoring, and re-storying whole beings. We validate, respect, and protect each other’s and each ecosystem’s autonomy, specificity, and value.