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This week we had a great conversation with Sanjayan, a world-renowned scientist and one of the few leaders of a major environmental organization who comes from the global south.
On environmental justice:
“Conservation has a long way to go … the folks who are on the front lines in some of the biggest challenges that we face today … tend to be people of color…and yet the leadership…tends not to reflect that constituency….It’s not just unseemly and time to change. It fundamentally makes our mission less achievable because the people who live there are excluded.”
On nature-based solutions to climate change:
“We all knew in our bones that nature had value, that this meant something. The world is finally catching up….The world is finally understanding that nature has way more value alive and thriving than burnt and dead.”
This week, we marked the grim milestone of 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. We know that many among them cared deeply about the environment and climate change, and many were public servants. In their honor, we want to tell the story of one — Jennifer “Jen” Pizza, who died suddenly last Sunday of […]
A 21-year old woman from the U.K., Jasmine Harrison, became the youngest female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean — she did it in just over 70 days — surviving capsizing twice and a near collision with a giant tanker ship. Why did she do it, you ask? She said on her website, “I […]
This week we wanted to learn about how to make our politics less divisive, particularly when it comes to making progress on climate change and environmental issues. So we reached out to Mo — an original Friend of the Planet — who has been studying civility in politics for years. In GU Politics’ most recent […]
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