Nature teaches us that racism is ignorant and out of touch with the reality of the interconnected and beautiful one natural world we are a part of and dependent upon for our survival.
With much quiet and contemplative time in nature, John Muir, one of our nation’s most important conservationists, came to realize, “We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love. God does not appear, and flow out, only from narrow chinks and round bored wells here and there in favored races and places, but He flows in grand undivided currents, shoreless and boundless over creeds and forms and all kinds of civilizations and peoples and beasts, saturating all and fountainizing all.”
We stand with all who are working to create a more loving and sustainable world that recognizes we are all a part of, and dependent on, nature. Our land conservation mission, where we work to protect nature and get people meaningfully connected, has never been more important than in this time of the plethora of crises (racial crisis, climate crisis, pandemic crisis, economic crisis, etc.) we face.
— Ted Clement, Executive Director, Save Mount Diablo