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Environmental Justice Lead 

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization, is seeking a Full-Time Environmental Justice Lead. The successful candidate will deliver the Treesilience program in Missouri and support environmental justice work in St. Louis. Treesilience is a growing national initiative that works to provide a holistic approach to healthy community tree canopy including tree planting, health assessments and inventory, mature tree pruning and removal and replacement. Forest ReLeaf of Missouri has been piloting the Treesilience initiative for the past 2 years and we are now ready to expand it. The majority of the work will be focused in low-income neighborhoods that are disproportionately affected by urban heat island impacts, air quality challenges, flood risk and increased tree insects/diseases pressure. Maps of urban tree canopy across St. Louis, as well as the entire U.S., show that trees, and thus their essential benefits, are not distributed equally – with low socioeconomic communities of color most neglected. Treesilience helps remove barriers so residents can welcome trees into their neighborhoods with less negative impacts or maintenance burdens and reap the numerous quality of life benefits that community trees provide. Accepting applications through Friday, October 20, 2023. Learn more here.