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This week on The Feed we are highlighting five key environmental thinkers, doers and changemakers. Our list showcases some of the most influential people within the climate movement whose missions have inspired many around the globe. These leaders have voices that demand to be heard and stories that need to be followed, see our list below to find out more:
@cfigueres is a Costa Rican diplomat and key architect of the historic 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, signed by 195 nations. For this achievement, she has been credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy. Christiana’s recently published book, ‘The Future We Choose’ has a stubborn optimism when it comes to tackling climate change and is great a read.
@xiuhtezcatl is the global youth director of @earthguardians and he has been campaigning for environmental justice since he was six and regularly speaks on campuses across America. He’s addressed world leaders at the United Nations (UN) and given TED talks on the topic. He’s also a hip-hop artist, using music to promote his activism.
@vandanashiva1 is an Indian scholar, anti-globalisation thinker, prominent ecofeminist, and food sovereignty advocate. Based in Delhi, Shiva has written more than 20 books, including ‘Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis’ which addresses climate change head on, arguing that the solution to this global crisis lies in sustainable, biologically diverse farms.
@boyanslat is a Dutch inventor and entrepreneur who creates technologies to solve societal problems. He is the founder and CEO of @TheOceanCleanup, which develops advanced systems to rid world’s oceans of plastic. Today, the scheme has been expanded to tackle the problem closer to the source, extracting plastic waste from major rivers.
@georgemlamb is the Founder and CEO of @wearegrow. GROW is an ambitious and urgent response to the accelerating climate emergency, rising obesity levels amongst children and young people in the UK, and the surging mental health crisis faced by our schools. The project aims to connect pupils with nature and arm them with tools to manage their mental and physical wellbeing through activities such as farming and meditation.