my best friend once compared me to those shopping carts that lock up when you try to leave the parking lot. i barely function in other places. however, i love to learn like hip hop harry.
if you've been reading these emails for a minute, you know i've been working to engage more actively with the fight for climate justice. these two tweets have been on my mind:
so i'm committing. i'm joining youth activists from across the gulf south in a 400 mile march from new orleans to houston.
wait like... 400 miles, 400 miles?
yep. 5 of these activists are literally walking on their feet from new orleans to houston. i'm coming with them to help with press and to record a short daily podcast covering some of the places we'll be and things we'll learn. i'll send the link to the podcast in an email as soon as it's live, but the twitter account above is the easiest way to stay up to date.
biomimicry & carbon negative structures
y'all... doing right by our planet is not a future thing. it's a now thing. and it's like... wildly cool looking. check out architect Michael Pawlyn talking about it below:
EARTHGANG are not only an incredible group, they're also focused on helping southwest atlanta be less hungry and more healthy:
"During the COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of American households with children experiencing food insecurity doubled, from 14% to 28%, with communities of color being the most affected. And, in a 2019 survey, students at Jean Childs Young Middle School reported food insecurity to be one of the biggest barriers to their success. EARTHGANG, who first met on a field trip in high school in Southwest Atlanta, hopes to inspire healthy eating habits by restoring a plot of donated land and establishing a robust community garden that will seek to strengthen the local community. In 2020, the duo also banded with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and politician Stacey Abrams to drive out voters for both the national and state elections."
we are trash and animals are cute
i watched "the year the earth changed" this weekend and had a great time. there are a couple overly graphic turtle pussy shots, but there's also amazing whale footage and a capybara v. shitzu war, so overall it's very worth it.
if you're interested in watching and don't have apple tv, let me know.
calling all nola folks without a 9-5
the march starts TOMORROW and we're hold a beautiful rally to kick it off. we've got sweet vegan soul food, a brass band, and more. i'd love to see you out there.
as always, i hope this is useful.
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katie wills evans