Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

[Declaración Sobre Equidad - Leer en Español Aquí]

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NCAP values equity, diversity and inclusion within our organization and with our partners to further our mission. We seek to understand and address historical and current patterns of oppression and racism within our organization and in how we do our work. We continually strive to build NCAP as an equitable, antiracist and multicultural organization where differences are seen as assets.

NCAP’s Core Values: 

  • Reaching long-term ecological balance and harmony between people, planet and profit takes ingenuity and persistence. As sure as nature changes, so must our approach.
  • Lasting change is possible when those who are directly impacted speak their own truth and organize their power.
  • Government has a responsibility to develop and enforce policies that protect the health and safety of people and the environment. It is our responsibility to help hold government accountable.
  • Sensitive populations set the bar for pesticide regulation. Protect the most sensitive and we are all better protected.
  • Considering who stands to lose and who benefits in all environmental decisions and actions is crucial to achieving social justice and equity.
  • Effective pest management requires an ecological approach that looks at the whole system and root causes, not only the symptoms.
  • People deserve to be treated with respect and patience, especially when asked to change their views and behaviors.

We seek to be an organization where all staff and board take responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive organization. This means that in our organization's decision-making processes, strategic planning, hiring, board recruitment, communications, and outreach programs we strive to understand and counter all kinds of oppression and racism that create barriers for people in institutions, society and in our own organization. We continue to explore ways that we can counter historical patterns of oppression, racism and exclusion so that we are better able to reach new and diverse audiences by changing our policies, the culture of our organization, how and where we work, and how we communicate.

Last updated: 9/28/2016