Earthplace Statement Affirming our Commitment to Equality

At Earthplace, we believe that black lives matter and we unequivocally
denounce discrimination of any kind. We are heartbroken by the senseless
murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the
countless other lives cut short due to systemic racism in our country.

The Earthplace Board and staff commit to educating ourselves on the
cause and effects of societal inequities and what’s necessary to fight
racism and the social injustices present in our communities.

We have updated our Statement of Values, which guides all of our activities
as an organization, to reflect this commitment and are working to bring
these values to life for our staff, students, campers and guests.

Further, the Earthplace team is developing specific programs and
collaborations which bring our nature-focused education and tools to our
diverse communities in Connecticut.

We commit to being a place where all students, staff, and community
members feel comfortable sharing their experiences and are open to and
encouraging of new ideas to make our organization a safe, welcoming, and
an inclusive place for everyone.