Our Vision

The Eco Justice Project is a digital platform that educates on global climate justice, promotes intersectional climate action, and seeks to make sustainable living more accessible and inclusive by amplifying the voices of marginalized communities and people. 

The EJP team is looking to build an educational platform on sustainability that connects individual climate activists to other individuals, individuals to communities organizations, and organizations to other organizations. On this website we want to feature individuals, communities, and organizations authentic voices and stories of intersectional climate activism through any medium feasible and as creatively as possible. 

This is a platform dedicated to educating, showcasing, connecting, and creating archival record of intersectional advocacy for the planet and environment.

The EJP Team

Lauren Ritchie

Founder & Managing Editor

Lauren Ritchie is a 19-year-old climate activist, writer, podcast host, and third-year student from The Bahamas studying Sustainable Development at Columbia University and interning for The Earth Institute. Outside of being the founder of The EJP platform, she is also a writer and content strategist for Brown Girl Green, a Youth Ambassador for Plastic Pollution Coalition and the Global Wildlife Conversation, and the co-host of the podcast Black Girl Blueprint, a platform to center the voices and celebrate the accomplishments of young Black women in a vast array of fields.

Contact Lauren at: lauren@theecojusticeproject.com

Kyabongi Mahar

Director of Marketing & Communications

Ky Mahar is a 20 year old student at Columbia University. She is majoring in Urban Studies, and Education Studies, with a specialization in Creative Writing. Aside from her work on The EJP platform, they are the Communications intern for a Sustainable Energy and Environmental Particle Technology Lab on campus and tries to spend as much time as possible volunteering, tutoring, and working with children. Outside of school and work, she enjoys people watching in museums, excruciating long walks, writing poetry, and watercolor painting. They aim to use their privilege to creatively connect voices, and create accessible and equitable educational opportunities.