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Brown Girl Green is a Filipina American climate activist who interviews diverse, boundary-pushing leaders and advocates redefining what it means to be an “environmentalist” in the 21st century. It's time to put Brown back in the Green Movement.

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Brown Girl Green is a Filipina American climate activist who interviews diverse, boundary-pushing leaders and advocates redefining what it means to be an “environmentalist” in the 21st century. It's time to put Brown back in the Green Movement.

    Toxic Prisons & Climate Change

    Toxic Prisons & Climate Change

    Episode Notes
    More info on fight toxic prisons here

    www.instagram.com/fighttoxicprisons
    www.instagram.com/villainus_music
    https://abolitionistlawcenter.org/Our-Work/Projects/Campaign-To-Fight-Toxic-Prisons/
    https://nationinside.org/campaign/prison-ecology-project/

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    • 38 min
    US Detention Centers & Environmental Justice

    US Detention Centers & Environmental Justice

    Episode Notes
    This episode draws connections between the prison industrial complex and environmental justice- Brown Girl Green sits down with Amanda Diaz from Freedom for Immigrants @migrantfreedom on instagram.

    Here’s a petition from the Shut Down Glades Coalition to take action today:https://action.aclu.org/send-message/fl-tell-dhs-shut-down-glades-now

    The list of books Amanda mentioned plus more if folks are interested: 


    “Are Prisons Obsolete?” by Angela Davis (PDFs can be found here on "The Anarchist Library" and here for a more book like version.)
    We Do This Till We Free Us by Mariame Kaba
    Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown 
    "Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement” Edited by Ejeris Dixon and LEah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
    “Color of Violence” The INCITE! Anthology edited by INCITE! WOmen of Color Against Violence
    “Prison By Any Other Name” by Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law
    "Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect” A Truthout Collection (PDF can be found here on "The Anarchist Library.")
    Abolition Feminism Now by Angela Davis

    Other Resources:  


    Let’s Talk About Abolition 15 week self-guided community course by Nikita Oliver
    Short history of immigration detention" infographic (Freedom for Immigrants)
    Interactive Immigration Detention Timeline (Freedom for Immigrants)
    Detention 101 (Detention Watch Network
    Why Abolition? (Freedom for Immigrants)
    The State of Black Immigrants (Black Alliance for Just Immigration)
    Detained: How the U.S. Built the World’s Largest Immigrant Detention System (The Marshall Project)
    Immigration Detention Syllabus (Freedom for Immigrants)
    History of Criminalization Webinars (ICE out of CA)
    Immigrant Justice Now! Curriculum (Catalyst Project)
    Dismantling Detention webinar (Immigrant Legal Resource Center)
    Immigration Detention in the United States by agency (American Immigration Council)

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    • 38 min
    How can I get a green job?

    How can I get a green job?

    Episode Notes
    Learn more at greenjobsboard on instagram and the website browngirlgreen.com/greenjobs!

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    • 20 min
    Conservation as a form of Colonization: A look at the Maasai in Tanzania

    Conservation as a form of Colonization: A look at the Maasai in Tanzania

    Episode Notes
    In this episode you will learn about:

    -The connections between colonization and conservation
    -How conservation movements can displace Indigneous communities
    -How Indigenous people in Tanzania are resisting and reclaiming the narrative of conservation over their lands

    Learn more and support the Maasai here:

    bit.ly/maasaihelp
    bit.ly/maasaihelp2

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    • 42 min
    Stopping Food Waste: From Plate to Planet

    Stopping Food Waste: From Plate to Planet

    Episode Notes
    This episode of Brown Girl Green covers the issue of food waste - which currently contributes to 6% of global green house gas emissions (our world in data). Learn from Maen Mahfoud, an expert who is taking food surplus and using it to redistribute out to the communities who need it the most. Check out this live episode and learn more about his company, Replate - a non-profit tech organization working to address the food surplus crisis.

    www.replate.org

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    • 57 min
    The Brown Girl Wears Green

    The Brown Girl Wears Green

    Episode Notes
    This episode of Brown Girl Green is focused on sustainable fashion. We discuss if/ why sustainable fashion is the path forward away from throw-away culture and mass over-consumption of clothing in modern society. Despite the benefits of more "sustainable" or environmentally friendly fashion, there are still a lot of gaps around diversity, equity, and inclusion within the movement. A majority of sustainable fashion only caters to a small demographic that excludes many different ethnic groups and body types from partaking in its ethical benefits. Further, some sustainable fashion brands don't necessarily prioritize racial justice or labor rights even if they are all "green" or "zero waste." So in this episode, I examine what some of the gaps exist around sustainable fashion, but also the benefits this framework of going more "green" with your clothing habits can have on society.

    The interview features Samata, a British-born Ghanaian fashion designer, author, and journalist who is best known for her role as Global Campaign Director for Red Carpet Green Dress, a campaign that is pushing to showcase ethical fashion on the Oscars red carpet. She is also an award-winning womenswear designer whose work in the fields of fashion and sustainability has received coverage from BBC Radio 1Xtra, Essence, ITV's This Morning, E! Entertainment, Women's Wear Daily, ELLE, InStyle, Essence, Refinery 29, and Red Magazine.

    The biggest topics covered in this episode are:
    -Discussing why sustainable fashion is useful and necessary
    -Redefining what sustainable fashion can be- beyond just luxury goods for the privileged, how can we own actions like wearing second-hand, clothing swaps, and DIY's to minimize our consumption?
    -What a more diverse sustainable fashion world would look like and why that's important

    Sustainable Fashion brands/ initiatives mentioned in today's episode:
    Sustainable Brooklyn
    Project One Eighty Nine
    Sustainable Fashion Forum
    Soko Kenya
    Fashion Revolution
    Anthill Fabrics
    Pildora NYC
    Mate the Label
    The Front Lash

    Some resources for further reading:
    Fashion Takes Action- Fashion's role in the Sustainable Development Goals

    What COVID-19 means for sustainable fashion

    Ethical Fashion on a budget

    Find out more at https://brown-girl-green.pinecast.co

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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

millie.millie.millie ,

This Content is So Important!

As a person of color working in the environmental field, this podcast feels validating and reaffirming of my own experiences of racism within the conservation movement. Thank you for doing this work, your voice is important and necessary to break up the narrative of racism “not being” an environmental issue and elevate voices of color! Thank you thank you thank you!

manthaklein ,

Such great work!

Kristy is doing an amazing job speaking about environmental justice issues and how the environmental movement can be more inclusive! Listen to this podcast its wonderful! Kristy is such a delight!

polo_thom ,

Thanks for the inspiration!!

You’re doing an amazing job at covering topics that are not always discussed when we talk about sustainability and climate change. It is much needed! Thanks for your work, can’t wait for what comes next!

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