Public Land & Ocean Collective

Since 2008, GreenLatinos has worked to connect Hispanics, Latinos/as/es, and allies in our climate and conservation movements so we are moreemboldenedby the power and wisdom of our culture, united to demand equity, resourced to win our environmental battles, and driven to secure nuestra liberación. To accomplish this mission, the Public Land and Ocean Collective (PLOC) convenes Latino/a/e, Hispanic, and allied leaders who are actively conserving and restoring the lands and waters of the U.S. and territories.

Whether you are a conservation professional in academia, community-based organizations, government or business; a volunteer; an activist; or are simply curious about nuestra cultura de conservación the PLOC is for you. Become a GreenLatinos member and join our colectivo.


As a member of the PLOC, you are part of a collective that organizes to build relationships with each other so we are resourced to win our battles havia la liberación ambiental.

GreenLatinos activates the Public Land and Ocean Colective via:

  • Newsletters to share and learn about important issues disproportionately affecting Latino/a/es and resources for the GreenLatinos comunidad
  • Quarterly Encuentros for information and resource sharing, community building, and coordinating advocacy
  • Communication access to fellow PLOC members (via Google listserv)
Latino/a/x voters support a national goal of protecting 30% of America’s land and water by 2030.

Our cultures are rooted in the soil, bodies of water, plants, animals, and fungi that come from America’s lands, waters, and ocean. Somos hijos de la Tierra y el Mar. By protecting non-human species, water, and soil health, we protect our identities. GreenLatinos is here to ensure that these unique cultural assets to the Latino/a/x communities across the nation are properly protected.

Public Land & Ocean Collective

Recent Achievements

In 2024 we hosted four encuentros that brought together over 150 participants:

  • in partnership with CHISPA AZ on the Great Bend of the Gila National Conservation Act;
  • to collectively mourn and honor the life of Tortuguita who was murdered by Atlanta State law enforcement in their defense of the Weelaunee Forest from Cop City;
  • in partnership with the GreenLatinos Sustainable Communities Colectivo, Communities for a Better Environment, Duwamish River Community Coalition, Climate Resolve, and the San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps to highlight the power of nature for urban heat resilience;
  • in partnership with Madaly Love and Plantas y Gente to affirm that Nature Is Kin

Dozens of PLOC members came together for sign-on letters to decision makers about: San Gabriel Mountains National Monument expansion; Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Molok Luyuk expansion; New York State community garden conservation as critical environmental areas; designating Castner Range National Monument; designating Avi Kwa Ame National Monument; supported petition for designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary, and; Latino heritage conservation at the National Park Service and equity at the U.S. Department of Interior workforce.

20 of 30 community advocates at the annual Hispanic Heritage Month Advocacy Days in Washington DC were members of the Public Land and Ocean Colectivo and other GreenLatinos Collectives. We celebrated GreenLatinos’ quinceañera and met with 59 offices across Congress and federal agencies.

Of the keynotes, breakout sessions, and recreational outings at the GreenLatinos National Summit, 10 deepend summit participants’ connection with la cultura de land, water, and wildlife conservation.

Join Our Public Land & Ocean Collective!

The Public Land and Ocean Colectivo (PLOC) is a place to deepen relationships, coordinate advocacy, and grow power with fellow public land and ocean leaders. Whether you are a conservation professional in community-based organizations, academia, government, business, a volunteer, an activist, or are simply curious about nuestra cultura de conservación the PLOC is for you.

As a member of the PLOC, you are part of a community that organizes with each other so we are resourced to win our battles hacia la liberación ambiental.

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