(Recorded on January 15th, 2020) Abbie Richards is an eco-communicator, comedian, and social media icon. She catapulted into online stardom by spearheading the #CancelGolf movement, landing her some mentions on SportsCenter. She then shifted her sights onto conspiracies + the world of disinformation, reaching the masses once again with her conspiracy chart. Outside of all that she is currently pursuing a Masters degree and hopes to find her career lane at the intersection of climate change and disinformation. This was by far the longest podcast I have ever done, also it was one of my favorites.
Jack Schonhoff of ‘Jack’s World of Wildlife’ strives to showcase ethical animal treatment + education through entertaining content. He is on a mission to spread a love and fascination for wildlife and our environment to the young and old alike. We discussed the state of dwindling biodiversity, climate change and it’s impact on habitats, and how creative content can inspire the next generation to care more deeply about the planet and its inhabitants. Jack also told some stories of his travels filming native animal populations around the world.
Isaias Hernandez is the creator of Queer Brown Vegan where he makes accessible environmental education content. As a Queer, Brown, and Vegan environmentalist, he seeks to provide a safe space for other like-minded environmentalists to engage in the discourse of the current climate crisis. On this episode we discussed his journey to doing this work, how veganism, social justice, and environmentalism all intersect and are impacted by white supremacy culture, and how we all can do a better job at speaking to these topics.
Timothy Hammond aka Big City Gardener and I discuss his influence on his instagram (@bigcitygardener) making content teaching his followers how to grow their own food and how we can go about getting more people into gardening.
Zahra Biabani aka Soulful Seeds and I discuss her blog, her experience with environmental studies in university, and how young people can go about choosing their next step on their journey to a career in sustainability and/or environmental activism.