Red Fong, former Summer Associate in 2019, is now SMCC’s Relearning Place program manager. Red has played a major role in the development of the Relearning Place program. They just graduated from Colby College with a degree in Environmental Studies and a passion for equity in the environment. Lover of quiet walks in the woods and long bike rides, Red is familiar with the outdoors in many settings.
They’re joining us from their hometown in rural Massachusetts, where half of their town is in conservation land! Red is sharing their time with Teens to Trails, an organization based out of Brunswick. The ongoing public health crisis and renewed energy behind the Black Lives Matter movement have them ready to get some work done and make some change.
Relearning Place’s mission is to create a more inclusive conservation movement. We have been working with a committed group of people with diverse racial identities and broad lived experiences from Maine’s Environmental Changemakers and SMCC to develop this program’s next steps.