Climate Justice Statement

In the coming months the land trust will be sharing the ways in which we are already working to support climate change mitigation and climate resilience, and how you can play a part in keeping your property, and your families safe.

Three Rivers Land Trust pledges to be a leader in working toward climate justice by:

  • Expanding permanent conservation protection to additional climate resilient properties in our five municipalities.
  • Ensuring that our properties model equitable climate solutions when consistent with our mission.
  • Advocating for actions that reduce and limit greenhouse gases.
  • Recognizing that climate change disproportionately affects low-income communities and communities of color, and that climate solutions need to address these inequities.

To accomplish this we pledge to:

  • Make climate change mitigation, climate justice and climate resilience central parts of our mission.
  • Contribute to the solution of de-carbonizing energy by permitting and promoting alternative energy projects in ways that are consistent with our overall conservation mission and with values of equity.
  • Incorporate methods of carbon sequestration into our efforts through promoting healthy productive forests and best-practice farming techniques.
  • Educate the general public, landowners, members on problems/solutions.
  • Revise policies and procedures as needed to reflect our commitment to climate justice.