Green Life holistically supports individuals affected by incarceration by finding and nurturing their passion, purpose, and leadership. This creates thriving lives for these individuals and for our communities. The project also seeds wellness, restorative justice, and re-entry work for those who are or have been incarcerated by partnering with specialists and other organizations that know the landscape firsthand and belong to the most affected communities.
Green Life’s environmental literacy peer-education program is led inside San Quentin State Prison in Northern California by incarcerated individuals. In 2018, the project launched the Environmental Leadership Training and Education Program for Formerly Incarcerated Adults. The project provides grassroots environmental leadership training and internship opportunities to Green Life program participants, forming partnerships with the greater reentry network, local environmental organizations, and educational programs in Alameda County, California, to uplift the voices of underrepresented communities that are most impacted by mass incarceration, environmental pollution, and health disparities. This advances environmental justice and community capacity-building for people in reentry. It also develops and establishes relationships between the program participants and the community of Alameda County.
Director: Angela Sevin
c/o Earth Island Institute, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, CA 94704