Educate Yo'self on Environmentalism and Sustainability
Updated: Mar 4
Obviously, Sustainable Brown Girl is your favorite podcast, but there are so many ways to learn more about environmentalism and sustainability. Here are a few podcasts, documentaries, and books to continue educating yourself.
> a story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. It is a positive vision of what ‘could be’, instead of the dystopian future we are so often presented
> It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
> From the co-creator who brought you the groundbreaking documentary Cowspiracy comes Seaspiracy, a follow-up that illuminates alarming — and not widely known — truths about the widespread environmental destruction of our oceans
caused by human behavior)
> an anthology of writings by 60 women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward
> unpack the cognitive biases that make optimism difficult to cultivate, chronicle encouraging environmental trends of the last decade, and share examples of communities in the Global South pioneering unique solutions to the climate crisis in order to provide inspiration for the most important fight of our lives
> the book offers technical skills to educate Black people about how to start their own farms, though this guide is very detailed and can be used by anyone interested in starting their own sustainable farm or garden. The book strives to uplift stories of African-heritage people who have advocated for and advanced sustainable agriculture throughout history
> a vivid reminder that the people most impacted by climate change are often the most vulnerable, with the least access to political power, Okorafor’s novel set in post-apocalypse Africa is a gorgeous mix of politics and poetry, cli-fi and fantasy. The main character, Onyesonwu, comes into her own powers in an annihilated world, while seeking to solve the mystery of who, or what, is trying to destroy her
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