Pride Month Is Over. Now What?
Just because it’s July, doesn’t mean we stop celebrating diversity, learning from each other and amplifying LGBTQIA+ voices in the field. Rather, we at EcoWatch, believe in taking what we learn every June during “Pride Month” and applying it to create a more vibrant world view year-round. Therefore, we’re proud to highlight some important lessons on environmentalism and diversity from our favorite queer environmentalists and allies that we strive towards no matter the month. 1. Diversity Matters. Different Viewpoints Result in New Ways of Thinking. “The stronger genetic diversity within a species, the healthier the population, and the more biodiversity within a forest, the healthier the ecosystem,” explained queer scientist and National Geographic explorer Callie Veelenturf (she/her). “There is a role, a place, for everyone. The more unique individuals that comprise our whole, the more […]