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The theme of Women for Healthy Environment’s flagship annual fundraising event this year is raising environmental awareness through champions of equity. WHE is excited to host Leah Thomas who will present on the intersection of environment and racism. Thomas promotes awareness of the fundamental truth that we cannot save the planet without uplifting the voices of its people -- especially those most often unheard. She looks to the future as the voice of a movement that will define a generation, advocating for and exploring the relationship between social justice and environmentalism.
Thomas is the founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah and The Intersectional Environmentalist Platform, which is a resource media hub that aims to advocate for environmental justice and inclusivity within environmental education movements.
Her articles on this topic have appeared in Vogue, Elle, The Good Trade, and Youth to the People and she has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, BuzzFeed, Domino, GOOP and numerous podcasts. She is releasing a new book this spring entitled The Intersectional Environmentalist. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Chapman University and worked for the National Park Service and Patagonia headquarters before pursuing environmentalism full time.