Sarah Robyn Farrell

environmental communicator, musician, writer and socio-environmental activist 

   

   

As an environmental communicator, musician, writer 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 & director at 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 Twyg 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 or download my portfolio and get in touch with me at sarah@transparenci.co.za 

Love in our Hearts is out now on all major streaming platforms

My debut single, Love in our Hearts, is a song inspired by the idea of shared humanity in a time of increasing social tension and ecological decay. A song dedicated to a revolutionary kind of love. 

 

 

Hibiscus is out now on all major streaming platforms & will be featured alongside a spoken word at the 2021 (un)Infecting the City public arts festival.

Hibiscus touches on the theme of personal, and systemic grief in the face of loss, ecological destruction, and socio-political injustice. It makes reference to “the roots” of many of the issues we face today, and provides a hopeful alternative.  To look to the earth as to what to do in times of difficulty. The earth brings us sustenance even through her cycles of decay. So surely, even when we are facing difficulty, we can still choose to give back?

I’ve started a Patreon – will you join me?

I’ve started a Patreon – will you join me?

As has been the case for many, the global pandemic brought me much pain and loss, and the opportunity to reflect on what I've been and will continue to do with my life. The loss of my mom led me to take a bit of a hiatus on my writing work, and focus on the only thing...

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We Need a Fashion Revolution

We Need a Fashion Revolution

Who made my clothes? What’s in my clothes? Who made my fabric? Three questions posed as part of international Fashion Revolution Week! A week dedicated to coming together “as a global community to create a better fashion industry.” Though only a week, Fashion...

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Tips for Sustainable Apartment Living

Tips for Sustainable Apartment Living

Sustainable living looks different to everyone depending on aspects such as environment, what’s accessible (which can depend on aspects such as class, geography, and race), as well as lifestyle. And whilst sustainable living alone will not bring about the widespread...

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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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