Building upon the past 12 Columbia Climate Conversations focused on climate and social justice, the Environmental Justice Summit event invites individuals to learn more about representation and inclusivity from keynote Leah Thomas, founder of Intersectional Environmentalist.
Leah Thomas is an eco-communicator, aka an environmentalist with a love for writing and creativity, based in Ventura, CA. She’s passionate about advocating for and exploring the relationship between social justice and environmentalism. She is the founder of the eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah and The Intersectional Environmentalist Platform, which is a resource and media hub that aims to advocate for environmental justice + inclusivity within environmental education + movements. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Elle, The Good Trade, and Youth to the People and she has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, Domino, GOOP and numerous podcasts. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Chapman University and worked for the National Park Service and Patagonia HQ before pursuing environmentalism full time. Learn more about Leah and her mission.