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?

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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