Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
San Diego County is beautifully diverse in its geography, its people, and its history.
As an organization, we are proud to serve people from all walks of life, whose divergent backgrounds and experiences inform their unique world view. We are committed to focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the programs we deliver, the communities we serve, and the staff we develop. We also are keenly aware that we are relative newcomers to this land we call home, which for centuries was cared for by the indigenous people who inhabited this land before us. Please read our official DEI Commitment Statement and our Land Acknowledgement Statement below.
RCD of Greater San Diego County Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment Statement
Approved August 3, 2020
The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County has been taking time to reflect, listen, learn, and educate ourselves about the racial injustices that exist in our society and how we can make a difference moving forward. We are proud that we deliver programs and services to a diverse community that includes people of all races, genders, ages, national origins, disabilities, and ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds. However, we wish to do more. We will continually strive to weave the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all our conversations, as well as the educational and community support programs and services we deliver. We will also seek to integrate these principles into our board and staff development. While we acknowledge that we can never fully understand the struggles of all our community members, we are listening, learning, and are committed to doing better moving forward. We encourage our community members and partners to monitor our growth and let us know where we can, and should, do better. We are here to learn and grow.
RCD of Greater San Diego County Land Acknowledgement Statement
Adopted August 3, 2020
Since time immemorial, the San Diego County region has been the home of the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cahuilla, and Cupeño Native people. We acknowledge that people have come before us and lived with care and respect on these lands. We recognize that we are now on the lands of these indigenous people who are still here and will always be. We honor the Indigenous people living today as well as their ancestors, and we deeply respect their resilience and connection to the land.