Stojo Stories

Person to Follow: Joycelyn Longdon, founder of ClimateinColour

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Joycelyn Longdon is the founder of ClimateinColour, an online education platform and community making climate conversations more diverse and accessible. She’s also a postgraduate student at Cambridge looking at the application of AI to Climate Change, with a focus on centering indigenous knowledge into algorithms. 

Joycelyn does a fantastic job of translating the complex research and science behind intersectional environmentalism and climate change through easy-to-understand graphics and resources on Instagram and beyond. 

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Going Low Waste

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Choosing to go low waste—or as it’s often called, going zero waste—is a lifestyle choice all about reducing the amount of waste you produce. It’s all about action on the individual level, opposed to a collective movement. Sounds both super simple and challenging at the same time. 

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Brands We Love: La Réunion

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Sarah Nsikak is a textile artist, designer and first-generation Nigerian American. She began designing her own clothes using textile waste and upcycled garments in 2014. Her interest in sustainable textile design eventually led her to create our own line, La Réunion, which creates reworked wearable art pieces that tell evocative stories about the African American and African experience. 

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A Dive into Intentional Consumerism

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“Does it spark joy?” 

Those are the wise words of a living icon, Marie Kondo, who took the world by storm with a little book called The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. You might have heard of it ;) Ms. Kondo’s philosophy is most often related to trying to sort through things you already own—the elation of spring cleaning, you could say. But it’s just as relevant when it comes to buying new things.

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The Big BIG Picture

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According to the United Nations, the past decade (2010 to 2019) was the hottest on record. However, there’s at least one silver-lining to the pandemic, and it’s that in 2020, greenhouse gas emissions fell by around 6% globally. A lot of things factored into this, but two of the main are the impact felt by industry and travel. 

The buzzword you might have heard before is 2 degrees Celsius. That’s the mark that climate experts say, if average global temperatures rise above, will irreparably change our planet, and life as we know it. That’s the mark we’re all fighting so hard to stay under. Fortunately, some of the best minds on the planet are on the case.

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