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“I would say making a lot of noise does work, and I know sometimes it is really really slow, but if you can garner enough attention and momentum and put pressure on political leaders, things have to change.”


Leah Thomas

About Leah Thomas:


Leah is a celebrated environmentalist based in Los Angeles, CA. Coining the term ‘eco-communicator’ to describe her style of environmental activism, Leah uses her passion for writing and creativity to explore and advocate for the critical yet often overlooked relationship between social justice and environmentalism.

Leah founded and launched the non-profit Intersectional Environmentalist, a platform and resource hub that aims to advocate for environmental justice, provide educational resources surrounding intersectional environmentalism, and promote inclusivity and accessibility within environmental education and movements in 2020 – which has since become a leading resource for diverse and accessible climate education.

Through Green Girl Productions – Leah has designed innovative programs like London’s first Black EcoFeminist Summit, Earth Sessions community driven climate justice concerts and a grassroots book tour of over 70 stops.

Building on her work in the field, Leah penned The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet. The book serves as an introduction to the intersection between environmentalism, racism, and privilege, and as an acknowledgment of the fundamental truth that we cannot save the planet without protecting all of its people.

Leah is also the founder of the eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah, where she uses her multiple years of eco-focused educational and work experience to inform her ever-expanding list of projects, and connect with her audience of more than 400k followers across channels. Leah has been named to several notable lists—including Forbes 30 Under 30 2024, TIME100 NEXT, INSIDER’s Climate Action 30, Marie Claire’s Creators to Watch, EBONY Power 100, and InStyle’s The Badass 50.





“I think it’s important for people to see that even though I am optimistic, I’m also acknowledging the shared pain, and confusion and fear about what the world is going to look like and it’s impacting me as well. I’ve been talking about self-sustainability a lot more now because there’s a lot of doom and gloom and if we want to continue to fight for this future and to have hope, we really need to nourish ourselves, our own bodies, our mental health, our communities – all those sorts of things.”


Leah Thomas

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Grass Roots Co-op

Off the back of our collaboration with Zach Bush and Farmer’s Footprint, we have been speaking a lot about regenerative agriculture and healthy, nourishing food systems. Grass Roots co-op fits right into this theme with their incredibly thoughtful approach to farming. Grass Roots is a co-op of farmers in rural America practicing regenerative farming that’s better for the animals, the soil, the environment, and everyone’s health.

One of the ranchers in the Grass Roots co-op describes her greatest title and role as “land-steward.” She’s talking about her work to help heal the ecosystem on the ranch; to foster healthy grasslands and soil that’s alive with roots and microbes continually drawing carbon out of the atmosphere. Like all Grass Roots partners, she  manages the ranch based on principles of regenerative farming.

They have also joined Land to Market, an esteemed organization that verifies raw material production for its positive ecological impacts that is bridging the gap between regeneratively farmed land and consumers.

If you are interested in learning more and sourcing humane and climate positive meats, head to to discover their incredible efforts and products!




Useful links for this episode.


@greengirlleah on Instagram.

@intersectionalenvironmentalist on Instagram.

Green Girl Leah’s Website.


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