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Sustainability Now! | Rachael Hood | Youth For Appalachian Climate Justice | Oct. 18, 2021

Sustainability Now! | Rachael Hood | Youth For Appalachian Climate Justice | Oct. 18, 2021

Update: 2021-10-18
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This week on Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog enjoys a porch-sit with Rachael Hood, an organizer with Youth for Appalachian Climate Justice. Rachael is a Geography Master’s Student at West Virginia University and is one of several young people who recently started Youth for Appalachian Climate Justice to address climate change across Appalachia. Connect with their work on social media @youthforacj Rachael is a Students Taking on Oil & Petrochemicals (STOP) organizer, and recently joined the Post-Landfill Action Network (http://postlandfill.org) team as a coordinator for their STOP Fellowship Program.

Rachael graduated from Oberlin College in 2020 with a BA in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Environmental Justice. While working on their undergraduate degree they did fieldwork documenting farmers’ experiences of climate change in the Zanzibar archipelago. At Oberlin they worked for the Resource Conservation Team and organized with students against fracking and pipelines in Northeast Ohio. Rachael is currently a graduate student at West Virginia University finishing a master’s thesis about pipeline buildout in the Ohio River Valley, and they are excited to support student mobilization against the petrochemical industry in the region.

Check out the Story of Plastic at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCNanJNJ8JA.
And learn more at https://www.storyofstuff.org/movies/the-story-of-plastic-documentary-film/
Rachael was also featured on the River Talks podcast: https://audiojunkie.co/podcasts/river-talks/episodes/youth-for-appalachian-climate-justice-featuring-rachael-hood

As always, our feature is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW!

Sustainability Now! airs on Forward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at http://forwardradio.org

The music in this podcast is courtesy of the local band Appalatin and is used by permission. Explore their delightful music at http://appalatin.com
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Sustainability Now! | Rachael Hood | Youth For Appalachian Climate Justice | Oct. 18, 2021

Sustainability Now! | Rachael Hood | Youth For Appalachian Climate Justice | Oct. 18, 2021

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