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Women and the Environment Conference!

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Jen Smith

Research Core Director

UC Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara


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What key words best describe your hope for the future?

Knowledge and Responsibility

Describe what are you working on in the field of climate change, environmental protection, environmental justice or social impact.

I am raising awareness of the impact of diet on the environment. Animal farming is detrimental to the environment in many ways. This includes water and land usage, water, ground, and air pollution, deforestation. and carbon emissions. By promoting a plant-based diet, we can greatly reduce the harm to our environment, while enhancing human health and ethical standards.

How might other W&E conference attendees be able to support your work, goals or objectives?

Help to promote plant-based options in schools, restaurants, and food companies, Helping raise awareness of the detriments of animal farming to the environment at a local and global level.

What are you able and willing to contribute to other attendees at the conference to support their work, goals or objectives?

As a trained scientist, I can help others better understand the science of climate change. I am not a climate researcher, but am experienced reading scientific articles and translating the experimental data and analysis into more understandable concepts.

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