Outdoor Renaissance: BIPOC Communities Embrace Nature's Beauty

Chris Lawson March 8, 2024

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Bringing BIPOC Communities Into Green Spaces

In the outdoors, Jasmine Guadalupe, a New Yorker with Puerto Rican heritage, recognized a stark disparity: most individuals enjoying nature didn't resemble her. She discerned the unequal access to nature, particularly among people of color, influenced by factors like income and education, leading to limited opportunities for BIPOC communities to engage with green spaces. This disparity not only robs individuals of the physical and mental benefits of nature but also exacerbates climate anxiety. However, a burgeoning movement seeks to rectify this imbalance. Continue reading to learn about this inspiriting story.

In the outdoors, Jasmine Guadalupe, a New Yorker with Puerto Rican heritage, noticed a significant gap: most people spending time in nature didn't look like her. She realized that access to nature wasn't equal, especially for people of color. In places like the US and the UK, income and education often determine proximity to green spaces, leaving many BIPOC communities with limited access to parks and outdoor areas.

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