I can’t even express how I feel right now.
In a few minutes, I will post updates from the Divest Harvard rally today–it was an extraordinary experiences that changed my life and humbled me.
Then I read Bill McKibben’s new piece in Rolling Stone, “The Fossil Fuel Resistance.” Of course, the article is incredible, moving, and inspiring. He lays out our fight, what we’re up against, and the unprecedented momentum that the climate movement has gained in the past few months. We up against colossal force, but our collective moral authority will ultimately win.
The article also feature “the New Green Heroes.” I am honored beyond words to be one of those people. I am the “Divestment Nerd.” To be listed among the ranks of these activists is surreal.
My passion is nature, and my inspiration comes from my home, my family, my friends, and every single person that I interact with every day. I remember when I spoke at assembly in high school for the first time when I was a Sophomore. I was petrified to announce that I was starting an environmental group. But it was through environmental activism that I found my voice. And this is the power of First Here, Then Everywhere. From a farm in rural Maine to Rolling Stone. Anyone (and I mean anyone) can have their voice heard.