Her first conference was in 2016, which aimed to increase the ethnic diversity in nature by looking at the barriers to Visual Minority Ethnic (VME) people going out into nature, what can be done to overcome these barriers and how we can create VME role models. Speakers included Bill Oddie, Kerry McCarthy MP, Stephen Moss and Dr Richard Benwell. She also organised a second conference, Race Equality in Nature: The Next Generation 13-30 in October 2019 with Speakers Chris Packham, Bristol Deputy Mayor, Councillor Asher Craig, Green Party Councillor Cleo Lake, RSPB CEO Beccy Speight and Survival International CEO Stephen Corry.
She has also set up Black2Nature in 2016 with the aim of working with organisations to increase the access to nature of VME people and is President. Please connect with her on LinkedIn (Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig) so that she can invite you to join the Race Equality in Nature LinkedIn Group and be part of the change.
The Tony Trust - Patron
The Bristol Global Goals Centre - Patron
Burns Price Foundation - Patron
Backyard Nature - Patron
Survival International - Ambassador
World Shorebird Day - Ambassador
Froglife - Patron
Beaver Trust - Ambassador
Swarovski Optik - Opinion Leader
The Wildlife Trust - Ambassador
Ecostreamz - Ambassador
#Togetherband - Ambassador
Charter Champion for The Charter for Trees, Woods and People
The Summer Camps - Trustee
RSPB - England Committee Member
The Resilience Trust - Advisory Board member
Catalyse Change - Advisory Board
Sustainable Fashion Week - Diversity Lead
Bristol City Council - Sector Leader Committee Member
Bristol #WasteNothing Challenge Partner
Youth for our Planet - Diversity lead on Advisory Panel
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