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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In the past week something took place reminding me (once again) how far we have to go to dismantle systems of oppression within the environmental movement. It looked like this: Ugandan Climate Activist (and Ally of our youth lead climate justice movement African...read more
I wrote a blog for the Sustainability Business School in Switzerland on 10 ways to make 2020 the most sustainable year yet! From addressing our diet and calling for policy change on food subsidies, to going flight free, to calling for fossil fuel divestment, to...read more
I recently had a visit from fellow communicator Lee Rael of Seed, a creative studio dedicated to sustainability. As part of his work Lee hosts the Seedpod, "A podcast dedicated to the South Africans shaping the country through entrepreneurship, sustainability and...read more
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...read more
Over the past days social media erupted as influencers and news sites from around the western world (or at least my social media echo chamber) finally picked up on the wildfires that have been ravaging the Amazon rainforest for weeks. I held back on speaking out about...read more
I was recently given the opportunity to speak on the LCA Spark Talks stage to share my journey from sustainability advocate to climate justice activist. I tried my best to distill this journey into seven minutes and six lessons so people could take inspiration to...read more
After dedicating myself to the pursuit of zero waste for over a year, I lost hope in the idea of individual actions like refusing plastic. Whilst I still tried my best to live a low-waste life, my journey took a turn to towards climate activism and I started to...read more
I spent the morning at @virginactivesa in Constantia, Cape Town recently to do some yoga and learn about some of the measures Virgin Active is taking to tackle their waste and carbon footprint - one health club at a time. As an organisation that promotes health and...read more
On Sunday 2 June, I was interviewed on Talk radio 702 for my most recent Twyg Mag article: Talking Rubbish: You Think You Know What’s Plastic And What’s Not. Take a listen as I chat about the groundbreaking study released earlier this year that shed a light on how...read more
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...read more
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