Speaking at the 3 Ocean Advocates event at the Environmental Forum of Marin was an amazing opportunity. I was able to share my personal journey with getting involved in ocean protection and how important it is that young people are given a chance to develop the skills that will equip us to advocate for our planet’s health.
I shared my experience with the H2OO RAISE (Regenerative Agriculture and Indigenous Systems for our Environment) initiative. Growing up in a rural and agricultural community, I witnessed firsthand the impacts of the climate crisis and other environmental issues as we experienced wildfires, water contamination, and annual flooding in my hometown.
These impacts renewed my conviction that it is crucial we explore regenerative agriculture as a solution to climate change and water quality issues, empower small farmers to grow regenerative, and ensure equitable access to the food we produce.