This month, we interviewed SD350 volunteer Alexa Lewis-Rosenfeld to share about her activism. Alexa is a dedicated member of SD350’s Food & Soil Team and the Fundraising Team.
How did you first get involved with SD350, and when was that?
I got involved with SD350 2 years ago while I was studying public health and had a special interest in environmental health. I had a passion for addressing the intersection of planet and human health, including anthropogenic causes of climate change. At that time, I learned about 350.org in the incredible documentary ‘The Condor & the Eagle’ and was inspired to join the organization to fight against environmental injustice and environmental health issues.
What drives your activism?
My deep love for nature and Mother Earth drives my activism. Also, the dedication and passion of fellow volunteers and staff at SD350 has been a huge inspiration.
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?
I would say do not get overwhelmed by the problems and focus on the solutions. Also, consider getting involved in public policy advocacy because it is empowering and has the potential for major impact.
Is there anything else you would like people to know about you? Any fun facts?
I was originally a Marine Biology major because I loved dolphins as a kid and I have a guilty pleasure of reading romantic comedy books.