So it is already 2021, this year just making it through 2020 is a win! We thank all of you that have volunteered, attended a virtual meeting and supported us financially during these pandemic times. This year we have been thinking alot about intersectional environmentalism and wanted to share some resources with you.
“What is intersectional environmentalism?
This is an inclusive version of environmentalism that advocates for both the protection of people and the planet. It identifies the ways in which injustices happening to marginalized communities and the earth are interconnected. It brings injustices done to the most vulnerable communities, and the earth, to the forefront and does not minimize or silence social inequality. Intersectional environmentalism advocates for justice for people + the planet.”
~ Leah Thomas, Intersectional Environmentalist Website, 2021
This year we’ve put together a short list of books on intersectional environmentalism with varied focuses. There’s something for everyone: permaculture farming, environmental justice, traditional ecological knowledge (TEK).
Our booklist on Intersectional Environmentalism:
-Sowing Seeds in the Desert: Natural Farming, Global Restoration, and Ultimate Food Security
by Masanobu Fukuoka
-A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind
by Harriet A. Washington
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
-Black Faces, White Spaces
by Carolyn Finney
-The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Are you on Instagram and looking declonize and diversify your environmental feed? Follow some of our favorite environmentalists on IG who are bringing anti-racism, passion, and environmental intersectionality to the forefront of the environmental movement.