Candice Dickens-Russell

Candice Dickens-Russell

Candice Dickens-Russell

Candice Dickens-Russell manages sustainability, environmental education, environmental literacy, and social justice for DoGoodery. A Los Angeles native, Candice has led the California Regional Environmental Education Community Network (CREEC) for Los Angeles County for over a decade. She serves on several boards of directors and advisory councils for environmental education organizations in addition to having served on the original Blueprint for Environmental Literacy Task Force. She has been a member of CAELI since its inception.

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How Justice and Equity are Shaping Environmental Literacy for a Better Future

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, a reckoning with racism, and the enduring battle against climate change have starkly revealed the need for systemic change. Equity has proven to be a critical component of how leadership should be guided toward justice. As the environmental education field continues its efforts to become more inclusive, we’re honored to learn from leaders like CAELI member Candice Dickens-Russell—the justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion manager at DoGoodery, a social impact agency helping organizations make positive change. In this Q&A, Candice shares how her work advocating for equitable practices inspires her vision for the future.