Helena Craig is the chair of Black2Nature, an environmental organisation promoting equal access to nature for all.
In this episode, Helena covers:
- Early experiences of nature and life as a minority ethnic solicitor. [Starts at 1:47]
- Racism – from feeling annoyed and disempowered to confronting it. [Starts at 7:26]
- The pros and cons of social media. [Starts at 10:53]
- Birdgirl, first nature camp, conference and starting Black2Nature. [Starts at 13:53]
- Lack of diversity within the environmental sector. [Starts at 19:25]
- Using race experts to Influence change and the frustrations of this process. [Starts at 24:22]
- Knowledge, being black-listed, tokenism and disruption. [Starts at 27:20]
- Future camps and engagement with children. [Starts at 33:38]
- Equality, diversity and inclusion in 2050 – improved representation, but racism still present. [Starts at 36:46]
- Personal sustainability actions – from changing bank accounts to buying second hand. [Starts at 39:37]
Mya-Rose Craig – Birdgirl and Black2Nature Website
- We Have a Dream, by Mya-Rose Craig (2021)
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