ErrDaisha is a junior at Columbia University studying Sociology and Education Studies and is in the process of being certified to teach middle school social studies by the time she graduates. She herself is a student of abolition, an organizer in both New York City and her home community of Tampa, Florida. She is explicitly anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, a feminist, and all of her work and ideology is grounded in the liberation of Black people.
| The Importance of a Multi-Sectoral Approach to Climate Action | Growing up in my Caribbean household, I often heard the proverb “it takes a village to raise a child.” Whilst 6-year-old Lauren may have taken this statement quite literally, the current young adult version of me has a much better grasp of the meaning [...]
As our society adapted in the wake of a global pandemic, various lessons emerged about what the COVID-19 response could (and could not) teach us about fighting climate change. Tweet by @ThomasSchulz In March 2020, a tweet by Thomas Shulz circulated on social media, namely Twitter, that explained that with humans locked away indoors, the [...]
The increased frequency and strength of natural disasters is a textbook consequence of our changing climate. For those who live on small island developing states (SIDS) like The Bahamas, we have witnessed first hand the destruction that Category 5 hurricanes like Matthew and Dorian can cause, especially when they occur back-to-back. Thus, with hurricane season [...]
| An Introduction to Sustainable Eating | For something that is such an essential part of our everyday lives, figuring out the right things to eat can be really complicated - especially once you bring sustainability into the equation. Veganism and vegetarianism tend to be considered the end-all-be-all of sustainable diets. This assumption, however, completely [...]
| Easy Advice for Young People on Getting Involved with Climate Action | When you’re constantly bombarded with scary stories of wildfires, natural disasters, and the potential impending apocalypse, it can be really daunting to think about getting involved with climate change or to believe that your actions can make any difference. Although monumental change [...]
| Debunking The Myth that Climate Change ‘Isn’t Your Problem’ | One of the greatest challenges of the climate agenda is getting people to care about it. In one of my Sustainable Development courses last year, we concluded that the most successful climate initiatives are the ones that appeal to the target population’s priorities. Here’s [...]