Clockwise from top left: Ashley Renne Nsonwu, Rob Greenfield, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Xive Bastida
By Isabella Deza, Alliance Intern from George Mason University
Want to be inspired by four young environmental activists showing how we can live low-carbon and make a difference? Take a look at four of the ten eco social media superstars from Global Citizen that we selected.
Ashley Renne Nsonwu is a vegan educator and activist based in Atlanta who helps her followers adapt to plant-based diets and teaches how to shop for plant-based beauty products. She also gives useful tips on how to consume zero-waste coffee and reduce waste in the bathroom. She openly speaks about how pollution is connected to police brutality.
Rob Greenfield is a community organizer and educator in Minneapolis who has traveled around the country promoting the home garden movement, living outside the corporate food system, combating food waste and going waste-free. “Food is growing freely and abundantly all around us. We just have to open our minds and then keep our eyes open!,” writes on his Instagram account.
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, writer and advocate in Brooklyn pushing back against climate defeatism to show how communities can play a role in mitigating the climate crisis. She is addressing a wide range of environmental topics through her website and podcast, How to Save a Planet. She is also the co-editor of All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, a collection of essays by 60 women working in the climate space.
Xiye Bastida is a young climate organizer originally from Central Mexico using social media to encourage everyday people to join the environmental movement and prioritize sustainability in their own lives. She has spoken on the world’s biggest stages and is co-founder of the Re-Earth Initiative, which calls on people to pledge to reconnect with the natural world and provides various sustainability tips.