The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet (Hardback)
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The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages
Published: 01/09/2022
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'Essential brain food' Condé Nast Traveler

'As much a manifesto as a guide' Los Angeles Times

'Read this book and save the planet' Soho House Notes

One of Business Insider's Most Anticipated Non-fiction Books of 2022

We cannot save the planet without uplifting the voices of its people - especially those most often unheard.

Leah Thomas coined the term 'intersectional environmentalism' to describe the inextricable link between climate change, activism, racism and privilege. The fight for the planet should go hand in hand with the fight for civil rights. In fact, one cannot exist without the other.

This book is a call to action, a guide to instigating change for all and a pledge to work toward the empowerment of all people and the betterment of the planet - an indispensable primer for activists looking to create meaningful, inclusive and sustainable change. Driven by Leah's expert voice and complemented by the words of young activists from around the globe, it is essential reading on the issue - and the movement - that will define a generation.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781800812857
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 200 x 136 x 26 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

An overarching yet detailed introduction to intersectional environmentalism ...Thomas's work is essential brain food - Condé Nast Traveler

An essential read, this book gives voice to a movement that will define a generation - Yale Climate Connections

As much a manifesto as a guide - Los Angeles Times

Read this book and save the planet - Soho House

Vital - The Revelator

The founder of Intersectional Environmentalist is building toward a greener, more equitable future by advocating for both sustainability and social justice while spotlighting communities that have been underrepresented in the space ... She's aiming to set the movement on the right path with her new book, The Intersectional Environmentalist - InStyle

Magnificent, unapologetically questioning ... helps readers frame their experiences and those of their community, question concepts of privilege and ownership, and better understand how climate change impacts the most marginalised - Tony Rollinson, Permaculture Magazine

Too often, environmentalist proposals and platforms appear willing to sacrifice people - usually the most vulnerable - in exchange for saving the planet. Leah Thomas' The Intersectional Environmentalist aims to fix this problem, offering philosophical defenses for protecting those affected most by climate change, as well as strategies young activists can use to turn theory into practice - Bustle

Leah's urgent work has caused a sea-change in how we talk about the climate crisis online, her timely book expands on that essential work. I'm so grateful that it exists. It not only breathes the much-needed life that youth bring into the movement, but also honors the wisdom of those who paved the way for Intersectional Environmentalism. We need more voices like Leah's - and the many included in the book - in every space. A livable and just future for all of us depends on it - Mikaela Loach, climate justice activist, author and co-host of the Yikes podcast

[The Intersectional Environmentalist] shares data in an accessible, compelling, and engaging manner, and explores a variety of topics, including ableism, veganism, green energy, representation and more. It's dense, but not overwhelming, and it also provides a "tool kit" and a supplementary reading list, to help you expand your knowledge once you finish this book. The Intersectional Environmentalist is at once a call to action, a guide to galvanize change, and a way to empower all people towards the betterment of the planet - She Does the City

The Intersectional Environmentalist is a useful start for anyone looking to get involved with or understand more about environmental justice, and who wants to learn about it through a framework that ensures the most vulnerable are centered - Shondaland

Significant and impactful ... The Intersectional Environmentalist is helpful not only for people who work within this field but also for those who are looking to learn more or enter it and become the next generation of activists ... a necessary read - John Evans, Buzz Magazine

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