Earth Day: taking activism online with Arizona Muse, Xiye Bastida, Aman Sharma, Akshey Kalra and Tamsin Omond

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Join a panel of the world’s leading climate activists discussing how to take activism online

To celebrate Earth Day (2020 marks the 50th anniversary), model and activist Arizona Muse leads a Zoom conversation with four climate leaders, including Tamsin Omond, a founder of Extinction Rebellion and Akshey Kalra, a digital campaigner and engagement specialist for Greenpeace. Alongside them are youth activists Xiye Bastida and Aman Sharma, from Fridays For Future, to discuss climate action today.

Meet the panel below:

Arizona Muse, model and environmental activist
Arizona Muse has fronted campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Chanel, Estée Lauder, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent, and graced the cover of more than 40 international VOGUE magazines. Muse has become a passionate advocate for sustainability and environmental regeneration and one of the leading voices on the topic from the fashion industry. She is an ambassador for Greenpeace and Women for Women and has also collaborated with Extinction Rebellion.

Tamsin Omond, Extinction Rebellion
Tamsin Omond is a climate activist and founding member of Extinction Rebellion. She has been an active part of the environmental movement since they dropped banners from the roof of the Houses of Parliament in protest of the third runway at Heathrow airport. Since then, she has held leadership roles in traditional political parties, NGOs, media platforms and sustainable business and also published a book, Rush! The Making Of A Climate Activist.

Akshey Kalra, Greenpeace
Akshey Kalra has been part of the climate movement for more than 10 years. He started as a local campaigner aiming to clean his neighbourhood in New Delhi by installing better waste management. Since then, he has worked on national and global campaigns mostly around fossil fuel expansion and deforestation. Inspired by collective action, his personal interest has always been to build the power of online and offline mobilisation working in conjunction to change the world. He is currently working at Greenpeace in Denmark on a project that focuses on helping grass-roots movements amplify their impacts.

Aman Sharma, climate justice activist
Aman Sharma is a 17-year-old climate justice activist and youth wildlife conservationist from New Delhi, India. In May 2019, he started a petition that has gathered more than 330,000 signatures on climate change and is a focal part of an international campaign, All In For Climate Action. The Fridays for Future campaigner has represented India and was a speaker last year at the Nobel Peace Prize’s Oslo Pax conference in Norway. Sharma is also an author of two books on the wildlife of India.

Xiye Bastida, climate justice activist
Xiye Bastida is a 17-year-old climate justice activist, organiser for @f4f_nyc, member of the @PCM_NY admin committee and coordinator of @_WeThePlanet_.


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