environmental justice

LISTEN: Ebony Martin on merging labor, voting and environmental rights

The first Black woman to lead Greenpeace talks about the organization’s evolution and recent victories.

Ebony Martin joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how Greenpeace has expanded its focus on voting and labor rights, peaceful dissent and protest, and free speech rights to push for environmental progress and justice.


Martin, the executive director of Greenpeace, also talks about how the organization bolstered its staff diversity, and what issues she’s watching as we head into a U.S. election year.

The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast is a biweekly podcast featuring the stories and big ideas from past and present fellows, as well as others in the field. You can see all of the past episodes here.

Listen below to our discussion with Martin, and subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or Spotify.

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An audio diary from the COP28 climate conference, Part 1

Sights, sounds and scenes from the largest climate gathering on the planet.

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