Ten Strands Organizational Values

Equity Inside and Outside

We strive to learn about our own implicit biases, from our lived experiences, and work to dismantle oppressive barriers. We remain humble learners in supporting and providing equitable access and outcomes for identities that are currently and historically marginalized.


We seek diverse voices to generate new ideas and uncover progressive approaches to drive systems change in education.

Shared Leadership

We develop relationships with a broad coalition of partners by listening, collaborating, and sharing decision-making to collectively advance environmental literacy.

Care and Connection

We make space for healthy, sustainable relationships among people, and nurture interdependence between human and natural systems.


We share our work, impact, and processes with staff, board, donors, partners, members of the formal education system, and the nonformal and informal sectors.


We commit to stay focused and engaged with partners to inspire transformational change.