Intersectional Environmentalist (IE) is a climate justice community and resource hub centering BIPOC and historically under-amplified voices in the environmental space. We curate accessible educational resources + experiences while serving as an incubator to spark ideas, promote collaboration + connect our community with grassroots environmental justice efforts. We seek to empower our audience to create change in their local communities and to root their environmental practice in equity and inclusion. We believe climate justice is social justice, that everyone can play a role in the environmental movement and that protecting the planet means amplifying the voices of those often unheard.
IE began in June 2020, after our founder, Leah Thomas uploaded a protest graphic “Environmentalists For Black Lives Matter” along with a definition for Intersectional Environmentalism and a pledge - with the intention of bringing social justice to the forefront of conversations within environmentalist spaces. The pledge called on the global environmental community to take action + act in solidarity with oppressed + historically under-amplified communities. The pledge is still being signed today and the origin post + call to action reached over one million people, and blossomed into a movement to uplift community members, initiatives + campaigns centering intersectional perspectives across environmentalism, social justice + human rights.
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Financial support for Intersectional Environmentalist goes towards curating topic tags, paying BIPOC writers for personal stories, supporting future IE programming, and more