My newest girl crush... Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Well this lady is seriously amazing. She is a marine biologist, author and an expert on policy. Long story short she is brilliant and I want to be her when I grow up. She was the guest on "A Work in Progress" this morning, which is my newest podcast obsession.
Politics aside, I have often contemplated writing a summarized version of what I thought the "Green New Deal" was all about, and I still might. I think few people, even those who are passionate about climate change, have actually read it completely. At the end of the day no matter what side of the aisle you are on, climate change will impact us all the same. So, I strongly encourage you to read it and really process what these changes could mean for you, our country and our planet.
Back to the lady of the hour: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson read the Green New Deal and found something missing... the ocean. She sees the ocean not just as a victim of climate change but also a large part of the solution. I mean, she is the expert, she would know right? She co-authored the Blue New Deal which is meant to supplement the Green New Deal by adding the ocean as a major player in the solution to this immense problem.
It was not long before I was dreaming of living in a tiny home near the ocean and running a large project to install wind turbinids off the coast of Delaware that would power all the residence for miles. I mean a girl can dream can't she?
So point of the blog today is for you to check this lady out, there is SO MUCH we can learn from her. Read her work if reading is your thing, if not there are videos, or follow her on social media, at least watch her Ted Talk! Caution: you will be inspired!