Why I created this website:
Hello, fellow Earthling! Welcome to my Eco-Activist website! I created this website when I was 15 years old with the aim to raise awareness on current environmental issues and suggest ways how everybody of us can make a difference. Over the years it has grown together with me.
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”-Nelson Mandela
As citizens we must not underestimate our power to create change and demand more sustainable practices. The lifestyle we live, the choices we make and the things we directly and indirectly support through our actions show the kind of human that we are. As do our words and our actions within our communities, institutions, and workplaces. Eco-activism is a way of demonstrating how much we care for all aspects of life: how much we care for our fellow human beings, how much we care for other species, nature, the future of us and this planet.
There is a much deeper bond between us and nature than we are currently acknowledging. Often we are so disconnected from nature that we not longer understand that our ultimate attitude of having fun impacts our environment. Personnally, eco-activism and reflecting on my behaviour and lifestyle has given me so much satisfaction and purpose in my life.
We do not sit on top of a pyramid. We do not simply live on the world. We are not just visitors passing by. We are the world. We form part of nature and nature is cyclic. What we do to nature will eventually come back to us. There is no point in denying that whatever we do it will have an impact on the environment. However, this does not give us the right to exploit and degrade our environment. It rather means that we have the responsibility to protect and care for our home. We are the guardians of our sanctuary. Our ability to love, care and feel should give us hope for the future and empower us to become environmentally responsible citizens. I hope this website can inspire you to lead a more sustainable and environmental-conscious lifestyle.
Take the following 5 steps to become an eco-activist and your own climate hero:
- Reflect on your life style choices.
- What impact am I having on the environment?
- Which environmentally-friendly choices am I making?
- How can I live a life that reflects my values?
- Talk with other people about it, research solutions and implement changes.
- Make an action plan. Motivate others to join you on the journey.
- How can I speak up and make a difference? Consciously make the decision to speak up and be the example.
- Take part in petitions, write to local governments and use your voice to make a difference.
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Léa Weimann is an eco-activist, climate change law specialist, and co-lead of Youth for Ecocide Law. She was born in Germany but her deep-rooted passion for environmental protection was born growing up in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Her remarkable journey has carried her across continents, allowing her to spearhead environmental campaigns in South Africa, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Léa’s academic foundation includes a Master of Law (LL.M) in Global Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh and an MA (Honours, 1st Class) in International Relations & Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews. Presently, Léa is embarking on the next chapter of her journey as a CPGS research student pursuing a PhD in Law at the University of Cambridge.With over five years of experience in hosting and running radio shows and podcasts, including “Eco Activist Journeys” and the “People of COP Podcast,” Léa is a versatile advocate for her cause. Her creative side shines through in her poetry book, “Dear Earth,” which merges art and activism. Notably, she had the unique opportunity of performing her poetry at COP27 in a TEDx-inspired speech that highlighted the Stop Ecocide movement. Léa firmly believes in the power of art and poetry to touch the hearts of people worldwide, sparking societal change. As a dedicated UN delegate, she has represented the voices of youth at significant UN Conferences, including Stockholm+50, COP27, and the UNFCCC SB58 Conference. Her unwavering passion revolves around driving societal change that guarantees a habitable planet for all.