• ecoactivists.journey@gmail.com

Changing our laws & saving our world

Reflections upon completing my LLM in Global Environment & Climate Change Law 2022 was a year with many milestones for me: I presented policy recommendations at the Scottish Parliament, celebrated my graduation from the University of St Andrews and received the Principal’s Medal. Furthermore, I was given the opportunities to attend Stockholm+50 and COP27 as a youth delegate, attended the […]

European Healthcare Climate Summit 2019

Key messages and take-aways: Challenges & Opportunities By Léa Weimann Can we re-imagine what health and healthcare mean? Can we move from an illness to a wellness model? Can we build a system that does not perpetuate the same diseases that it claims to treat? Can we build a system that is prepared for the large- scale changes that are […]

Our Future is Burning!

The Amazon rainforest produces over 20% of our oxygen on Earth. Without it we are a dying species. Trees are essential in our efforts to maintain a habitable planet. They are the climate-friendliest technology that we have to combat Climate Change. The older and more mature trees are the better they are at converting CO2 into O2 and recycling our […]

How can feminist theories contribute to climate change politics?

Link to my article featured in BRIZO magazine: https://brizomagazine.com/2019/06/07/do-women-care-more-about-climate-change-how-can-feminist-theories-contribute-to-climate-change-politics/ Why is it that there seem to be more female climate activists? Why is it that sustainability-related societies tend to be disproportionately dominated by women? Why is “caring” for the world framed as a female characteristic? “Studies have shown that women have played a major role in pushing for climate action […]

Why vegan?

I am vegan because I am being the change, I wish to see in the world. When I decided to go vegan in June 2016 I barely knew anyone who was vegan, none of my friends were vegan, no-one in my family and truthfully I knew very little about the vegan diet other that some people used it as a […]

The importance of emotional intelligence and reflexivity in activism

Link to episode on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/The-importance-of-emotional-intelligence-and-reflexivity-in-activism-e4qduo Emotions are important drivers of change and play a key role in environmental activism. However, activism burnout is also very common and can stop action and commitment to a cause. Change takes time and determination. For some people not seeing immediate change is very frustrating and leads to them losing hope, denying that any […]

My eco-activist story and journey

How did it all start? Link to episode on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/My-eco-activist-story-and-journey-how-did-it-start-e4gr77 This episode is a podcast recording from the 27th of April 2019 which was my last radio show for the candlemass semester of my 2nd year on St Andrews Radio. I talked about what “eco-activism” means to me and what got me started talking about climate justice and environmentalism.  […]

Fashion Revolution Week 2019

Fashion Revolution Week 2019 – how can we revolutionise the fashion industry and why do we need to? Link to podcast episode on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/Fashion-Revolution-Week-2019-how-can-we-revolutionise-the-fashion-industry-and-why-do-we-need-to-e3qo1f Did you know that the fashion industry is the second biggest polluter of fresh water on Earth?  It is estimated that around 80 billion items of clothing are delivered out of factories worldwide. Clothing consumption […]

Feminism and Climate Change

Do women care more about climate change? How does feminism relate to climate change politics? Link to podcast episode on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/Do-women-care-more-about-climate-change–How-does-feminism-relate-to-climate-change-politics-e3pc8r This is a recorded podcast episode from my live radio show on St Andrews Radio (STAR). On Saturday the 13th of April 2019 I discussed the topic of climate change politics and feminism addressing some of the following questions: […]

Global Climate Youth Movement

Link to Anchor recording: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/Global-Climate-Youth-Movement—podcast-recording-from-the-6th-of-April-2019-e3ndj2 This episode is an edited recording from my live radio show discussion on the 6th of April 2019 about the global climate youth movement. I discussed the global climate movements, Youth strikes, Extinction Rebellion and the upcoming global climate strikes. Furthermore, I also addressed criticism about the strikes and what my response to it is. […]