The Center for Diversity and the Environment announces retreat opportunity

Please join us for our…  


Exploring Power, Privilege, and

 Tools for Change Retreat

May 2-4, 2012 

Loveland, CO (near Denver)



by April 1- $950 per person

(after April 1- $1200 per person)  

 Many scholarships still available

Sign up now! We only have a limited number of spots.    


Registration includes meals, lodging, retreat sessions and

a follow-up session via teleconference on June 6th    


Retreat location: Sunrise Ranch

100 Sunrise Ranch Road | Loveland, Colorado 80538

 $950 per person


Watch this short video to learn more about our groundbreaking work.

Exploring Power, Privilege & Tools for Change Retreat


What is the Exploring Power, Privilege, and Tools for Change Retreat?


It is a two-day retreat that includes diversity training and provides tools to develop action-based solutions at the movement-wide, organizational, and individual levels.  Participants explore their individual lenses and filters and the role of power and privilege in the environmental movement. The retreat provides tools to diversify organizations, including utilizing multi-cultural organizational development models and the Center for Diversity & the Environment's Equity Audit. Participants leave with an action plan, resources and tools to diversify their workplace and leadership skills to create change in their spheres of influence.  



What are past retreat participants saying?


“The [retreat gave me the] opportunity to establish deeper commitment - which is a HUGE thing that I take even more seriously now. I was able to see what my participation means to the movement - that I can make a difference - and that [diversity] cannot be a back-burner project for me, for my program, my staff or my workplace.”


“Critical in the relevance of the work I am doing. It has provided the final bits of context for the job I have to do. It is the connection to something larger than yourself, your organization, or your local community.”


“[The retreat] made me look into self and analyze 'where' and 'who' I was, [it] gave me an opportunity to voice my thoughts knowing that it was always confidential and that others were genuinely concerned”


Email the Center for Diversity & the Environment at [email protected]org if you are interested.   


EPPTC November 2011

EPPTC November 2011 Cohort


About the Center for Diversity & the Environment


The Center for Diversity & the Environment racially and ethnically diversifies the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, diversifying institutions, and building community. We envision a healthy, flourishing planet and society that sustainably and equitably meets the needs of all its citizens through an environmental movement that is diverse, inclusive, successful, vibrant, and relevant, taking into account the needs, perspectives, and voices of all.  By serving as an advocate, strategist, convener, connector, and educator for diversifying the environmental movement, the Center for Diversity & the Environment is building a movement of leaders and institutions representing a broad cross-section of environmental issues that are dedicated to a more inclusive and unified movement.


CDE's Other Services & Programs

  • Equity Engagement & Strategy Session 
  • Equity Audit 
  • Environment 2042 Leadership Program
  • 2042 Today: Young Professionals Re-imagining Conservation 
  • Environmental Professionals of Color (a national network for people of color)
  • Equity & Environment Forums 

Please contact us at  [email protected]org if you are interested in any of our services and programs 


“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  

Willing is not enough; we must do.”

  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Progress will only occur if each one of us connects our commitment and internal values of equity and diversity into meaningful action.  When that happens who knows what heights the environmental movement will achieve.  Now that's exciting to think about.

We hope to see you in May!




J. Marcelo Bonta's signature
J. Marcelo Bonta
Executive Director
Center for Diversity & the Environment


Center for Diversity and the Environment