As the Amazon burns and the world watches, it is hard to ignore the protests that have been going on against Bolsonaro. At the forefront of these protests are indigenous women, who are fighting for the environment and for their rights.
It is not always possible to make sustainable choices while travelling, but one can however reduce their ecological footprint by simply being more thoughtful.
The twin phenomena of ‘climate panic’ and ‘climate anxiety’ are increasingly being recognized as real, as the barrage of op-eds will tell us, but Brishti Chanda, the Gen Z girl, felt them acutely at an age when us millennials were barely even aware of the term.
Climate breakdown means there will be an unequal scarcity of resources and rise in conflicts among communities, that will be amplified by already prevalent issues like patriarchy, fundamentalism, militarism and used against the common people from dissenting to safeguard their lives and livelihoods.
During the Chennai water crisis, the responsibility and the stress has fallen almost entirely upon the women of the house.
The Vettiver Collective in an informal space for like-minded people, especially young people, to understand environmental justice, human rights, and cultural issues.
Histories that have seen women empowered and collectively involved in decision making, show resulting decisions to be more community and environmentally positive, thus bringing humanity closer to climate justice.
Our menstrual choices pose detrimental effect on us and our environment. How we consume, discard and dispose comes back to us in the cycle of nature.