As someone who is living in America, life is quite overwhelming. We are still in the middle of a pandemic, fighting for racial justice, and of course the climate crisis hasn’t gone away. But I recognize my privilege as a healthy, white person who is not an essential worker. I have been focusing my energy on both making art and fighting for the Black Lives Matter movement and less on my regular climate crisis fight.
Here are some black owned sustainable companies
As for my art practice I have been creating art on cardboard to both repurpose the material and to tip my hat at how protest signs are usually on cardboard. You can see these pieces on my website. As we talk about how to be more sustainable we can’t forget that the climate crisis affects BIPOC communities disproportionately to other communities.Before zero waste and sustainable tactics became a trendy and cool thing to do, they were being practiced by BIPOC communities. Being plant-based isn’t a new concept, reusing what you have isn’t a new concept, using natural materials isn’t a new concept.
Here are some articles that explain how environmental justice and social justice go hand in hand.