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Cambray Crozier

Ann Bancroft is one of the world’s preeminent polar explorers and an internationally recognized leader. Ann has held many roles in her life: explorer, educator, speaker and philanthropist. She is also part of Access Water and works to amplify the urgency for clean water & share solutions for a sustainable future.

Note: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity and brevity.

How do you define advocacy and what does it mean to you? Do you consider yourself to be an advocate?

I do consider myself to be an advocate. An advocate is somebody who feels that they can…

“Slow fashion is about returning to a personal relationship with fashion. One where trends and seasons don’t matter, but where your ethics and aesthetics seamlessly unite, and you can escape the stress of constant consumption, focusing on the style that truly appeals to you.” — Emilia Wik

Lisa Hackwith is the woman behind Hackwith Design House, a slow fashion brand that incorporates sustainability principles like vertically integrated production and circular design in its operating model. With a background in studio art, it was the gift of a sewing machine from her mother that led Lisa to discover that her ideal…

Tenzin Dolkar was born in Odisha Phuntsokling, a Tibetan refugee settlement in eastern India, where she grew up farming and learning about water-scarcity and community-based environmental solutions. In her philanthropic work, Dolkar oversees and develops grant portfolios that support efforts to build power through partnership, aligning climate and equity goals. A coalition builder and community advocate, Dolkar views her work through a climate justice lens. Dolkar serves as Program Officer for Midwest Climate & Energy at McKnight Foundation.

Note: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity and brevity.

What does advocacy mean to you, and how do you…

Cookbook writer, blogger, fermenter and sourdougher Anne-Marie Bonneau has lived plastic-free since 2011. She shows others how reducing their trash not only benefits the planet but also satisfies their taste buds, improves their well-being and boosts their bank accounts. A Canadian transplant, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has two daughters and a sourdough starter, Eleanor.

Note: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity and brevity.

What does advocacy mean to you? How would you define it for yourself?

Anne-Marie: I just throw spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks! I feel as though…

I’m proud to announce the launch of Cri de Cœur, a new monthly interview series that explores the many ways that advocacy can take shape across disciplines and sectors in order to build a more sustainable future. Read below for an introduction to the series:

Image credits: Martha McQuade, Unsplash, and unknown.

Cri de Cœur means “a cry from the heart; a heartfelt or sincere appeal”

It’s a phrase that demonstrates the meaning of advocacy, which harnesses individual power to create shared awareness and collective action.

In this series, I’ll be interviewing leaders who will share their insights, experiences and reflections about their approach to advocacy: how they wield influence, build coalitions, communicate and share knowledge, and work to facilitate civic…

Images by Minnesota-based photographer Bryan Hansel

It is hours before sunrise on a November Friday in Minnesota, and I, like countless others, am lying awake thinking about uncertainty, the pandemic, the U.S. election, and the future. As I write this, my world occupies an in-between space: what I’m sure in hindsight will be a fleeting moment but for now feels like a lifetime; a pause between the “before” and the unknown “after” that lies ahead.

Today happens to mark the start of the final trimester of my first pregnancy, the eleventh week of an anticipated two-year University of Cambridge Masters journey studying sustainability leadership, and the…

Cambray Crozier

Minnesotan, MSt student at University of Cambridge, mum/mom/maman to baby É.

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