Many parents feel pressure to be more eco-friendly in the kitchen, but is that a viable answer to the climate crisis? In this episode, we speak with environmental educator Isaias Hernandez of @queerbrownvegan about adopting an intersectional lens to better understand the relationship between environmentalism and feeding our families, and to empower manageable action in a quest to be more eco-friendly.
About Our Guest: Isaias Hernandez
Isaias Hernandez is an Environmental Educator and creator of QueerBrownVegan where he creates introductory forms of environmentalism through colorful graphics, illustrations, and videos. He seeks to provide a safe space for like-minded environmentalists to advance the discourse around the climate crisis.
You can also find Isaias on Instagram as @queerbrownvegan.
It’s true that, for many of us, adopting an intersectional lens through which we understand environmentalism creates work. But the good news is that the work is free and the bottom line is empowerment for all!
There’s no one-size-fits-all way to be eco-friendly. It’s okay to make choices that protect your survival and critical to use your privileges, whatever they may be, to protect the survival of others who have fewer than you.
Doing your best counts.
Here are a few things mentioned in this week’s episode:
- Leah Thomas aka @greengirlleah
- Kimberle Crenshaw
- The paper in which Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term intersectional
- A state-by-state zero waste grocery guide
- 9 Zero Waste Shops Helping Us Make Eco Friendly Swaps
- 13 Zero Waste Online Stores For All Your Package Free Shopping
- Plastics: Last Week Tonight and John Oliver
- Donald Watson, co-founder of The Vegan Society
- Does Plastic Neutrality Work?
- Can You Afford To Live an Eco Conscious Lifestyle?
- “You Can’t Be An Environmentalist and Eat Meat” (True?)
- Seaspiracy on Netflix
- Also… What Netflix’s Seaspiracy gets wrong about fishing, explained by a marine biologist
- Farm to People