How to achieve social and climate justice?

"Thomas, having an inclusive point of view, being a descendant of enslaved people in the United States, communicates her ideas of green lifestyle, education and environmental movements on her blog @greengirlleah and in an Intersectional Environmentalist Platform, with the core values of dignity, community and love."
Por Clarisa Benavides
Sep 14, 2022

How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet, is a handbook about intersectional environmentalism for the next generation of activists seeking to create meaningful, inclusive, and sustainable impact. 

The author, Leah Thomas, is an environmental writer and an advocate for the relation between social justice and environmentalism. On a constant quest for a more equal world for all and more sensitive with the planet; the intersectional environmentalist is examined, recognizing the inextricable link between environmentalism, racism and privilege, raising awareness that we cannot save the planet unless we empower and elevate the voices of the people, especially those who are not being heard. 

The author shows how not only are black, indigenous people and people of color, are unequally affected by environmental injustices. But that the struggle for the planet is closely tied to the fight for civil rights. 

Therefore, the book addresses the problems that the people and the planet face, examining privilege, while considering the future of our generation. 



Thomas, having an inclusive point of view, being a descendant of enslaved people in the United States, communicates her ideas of green lifestyle, education and environmental movements on her blog @greengirlleah and in an Intersectional Environmentalist Platform, with the core values of dignity, community and love.

This led her to have a greater social impact.

Having appeared in various popular media such as: Vogue, Elle, The Good Trade and Youth to the People. She also has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, Domino, GOOP and numerous podcasts.

In short, the book allows us to recognize the current situation and practical strategies, educate people, and raise awareness about social issues. Setting the next generation green movement on the right path, to build a greener and more equitable future that upholds sustainability and social justice, while respecting all the most vulnerable communities.

Clarisa Benavides

Clarisa Benavides

Science & Technology writer in The Bookish Man.
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