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Leah Thomas is an American intersectional environmental activist and eco-communicator. She earned her BS in Environmental Science & Policy from Chapman University in 2017. Thomas was busy with student clubs and initiatives during college, but she's been even busier now with a wide range of increasingly impactful science and communications roles. She worked with the National Parks Service on two occasions and later worked as a public relations and communications assistant at Patagonia. One thing that comes through loud and clear in all of her activities is her passion for advocating for and exploring the relationship between social justice and environmentalism.
Thomas has written for media outlets including Vogue, Elle, The Good Trade, and Youth to the People and her work has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, Domino, and GOOP. She has also appeared in many podcasts and media reports. And now, as of March 2022, she can add book author to her already presigious resume with the publication of The Intersetional Environmentalist.
Thomas has two high-profile accounts on Instagram: her personal account and blog @greengirlleah with over 200,000 followers and @intersectionalenvironmentalist with over 4000,000 followers that complements the online resource and media hub she founded, The Intersectional Environmentalist Platform, that aims to advocate for environmental justice and inclusivity within environmental education and environmental movements.
Leah Thomas was named Future-ish's 12th Miss Next Century in 2022.
>> Instagram: @greengirlleah
- Deczynski, R. 2021. Easy Ways an Intersectional Environmentalist Makes Her Home Eco-Friendly. Domino.
- Thomas, L. 2020. Why Every Environmentalist Should Be Anti-Racist. Vogue.
- Thomas, L. 2020. 'I Can't Breathe' and the Inextricable Link Between Climate and Racial Justice. Elle.
- Thomas, L. 2020. Intersectional Environmentalism Is Our Urgent Way Forward. Youth to the People.
- Wally, P. 2020. Green Girl Leah on Why Environmentalists Must Speak Up for Black Lives Matter. W Magazine.