This month, SD350 interviews our Marketing & Communications Team leader, Allison Tester. Between managing social media, contributing to the creation of this newsletter, and overseeing a team of volunteers, there’s plenty for Allison to be proud of. Here’s what she has to say about her experience working with SD350.
How did you first get involved with SD350, and when was that?
I first got involved with SD350 this past summer; I was inspired by my younger sister’s work on sustainable fashion to do something more to help my community. I did a lot of research and SanDiego350’s comprehensive approach and successful track record made it seem like the best way to create real change.
What drives your activism?
People are absolutely at the core of this work for me. Both because I hope to help people, and because I’m so inspired by the people working hard to prevent climate injustice. It’s been a joy to work with so many passionate people who go above and beyond to fight for our future.
What do you recommend to people who want to have a larger impact through the environmental movement? What do you prioritize in your own activism?
In my own activism, I prioritize actually reducing my plastic use, recycling, eating plant based, not supporting fast fashion brands (see The True Cost, 2015), and supporting SD350’s policy efforts! Most of these actions are immediate and anyone can do them starting today. The results of the policy work take a little longer to see but are equally as important!
Is there anything else you would like people to know about you?
I’m the chair for the SD350 Marketing and Communications Team and we’re always looking for more members! We work on a variety of projects and all levels of experience are welcome. Fill out the volunteer interest form today!