Guest: Mary Annaïse Heglar
Director of Publications, National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Guest Host: Nicholas McCreary
Sustainability Coordinator, Indiana State University
Turn off lights when you’re not using them. Take shorter showers. Bike to work. These three actions are all recommendations for people trying to make sustainable decisions. But why not also volunteer for a human rights organizations, or go to a protest?
In this episode, guest host Nicholas McCreary, sustainability coordinator for Indiana State University, talks with Mary Annaïse Heglar, director of publications at the National Resources Defense Council, about why it’s important to move sustainability conversations beyond recycling and conserving water and into the realm of social justice. They discuss the similarities between the roots of climate change and racial injustice, climate change disproportionately impacts minority communities and how the climate movement can move forward by embracing a climate justice approach.
We hope this episode will challenge you to think about why climate issues exist and deeper your understanding of the social pillar of sustainability.
National Resources Defense Council: https://www.nrdc.org/
Book and Reading Recommendations by Mary Annaïse Heglar
Letters from a Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King, Jr. - https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html
Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler
If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin
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