Sarah Robyn Farrell

Writer, environmental communicator, musician and socio-environmental activist 

   

   

As a writer, environmental communicator, musician and activist, I dedicate my work and art to the pursuit for a more sustainable and just world. I am not disillusioned nor married to the outcome of “saving the world” but believe that every action to build a better world for all is a worthwhile one. I am passionate about addressing the intersections between environmental injustice, and all other forms of social injustice. You can read about my take on intersectional environmentalism here.  I am also interested in addressing the disconnection to nature and community that humanity has come to suffer from, largely as a result of white settler colonialism and unregulated capitalism. 

Some of my recent work and activism experience includes:

– Founder of transparenCI, a boutique environmental communications firm
– Volunteer co-ordinator / adult support driver of African Climate Alliance
– A lead organiser in the major climate protests in Cape Town in 2019
– Work with NGOs including Fossil Free South Africa and 350 Africa
– Writing work for a number of online platforms including Twg Mag, Three Mag and the Sustainability Business School in Switzerland

On this website, you will find a collection of some of my work: blogs, articles, music, and videos. If you are interested in working with me, you can download my CV and get in touch with me at sarah@transparenci.co.za 

Coronavirus and the spread of Eco-Fascism

Coronavirus and the spread of Eco-Fascism

This article was originally published on Three Mag as part of my Stay Sustainable Column. Cover Art bt Zoya Pon aka @ThatAsianGirl on Instagram. I used to be a massive superhero movie fan! Whilst I’m not into them as much as I once was, I still went to watch the...

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Anti-racism: resources, people to follow & what to do next

Anti-racism: resources, people to follow & what to do next

From the South African police brutality that ended the lives of too many poor, black people in lockdown, to the viral video of Amy Cooper, a white woman in America who weaponized her whiteness because she didn't want to put her dog on a leash, to the countless black...

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Cancelling parenthood for climate change?

Cancelling parenthood for climate change?

This article originally featured on Threemag.co.za as part of my Stay Sustainable Column In my debut Stay Sustainable column exploring sustainable ways to have sex, I joked that, considering the planetary resources it takes to have a child, the most sustainable condom...

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Coronavirus, climate change and some lessons to take

Coronavirus, climate change and some lessons to take

This blog was updated on 30/04/20 to reflect some of the swift ongoing changes in the Covid-19 epidemic in SA. The Coronavirus, which was officially declared a pandemic this week by WHO, has found its way to South Africa, causing an unprecedented nationwide lockdown....

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Hidden Figures: 15 Activists Leading on Climate Justice

Hidden Figures: 15 Activists Leading on Climate Justice

Recently @the.mirror and the @theslowfactory released a collaboration on Instagram showcasing the 'hidden figures' of climate justice. As @the.mirror said in a post on the topic: "Black, brown and indigenous people have been leading the lines in #sustainability and...

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5 steps to a More Sustainable Wardrobe

5 steps to a More Sustainable Wardrobe

A Tragedy Sparks a Revolution On 24 April 2013, the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory claimed the lives of over 1,000 people and injured another 2,500. Most of these victims were young women making clothing for global fashion brands. Out of this tragedy Fashion...

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How to Shop Zero Waste in South Africa

How to Shop Zero Waste in South Africa

Is zero waste really possible? I'd bargain on no. There are all sorts of considerations around why: Currently 'zero waste' living is not accessible to the average person It assumes everything we send to the recyclers actually gets recycled (it doesn't - sadly) There...

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10 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

10 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

I have struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. As I have gotten older, I have had the opportunity and privilege to deal with it through therapy and lots of self growth. I have been on cocktail of medicines which helped me through some of my darkest...

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Environmentalism: Intersectional or Bust

Environmentalism: Intersectional or Bust

What is the environmental movement unless it serves all people? Unless it acknowledges that ecologic, race and gender (etc.) politics are heavily intertwined?
It is on this basis that it is imperative to understand and act out environmentalism through the lens of intersectionality.

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