Earth911 talks with Hannah Bacon, a 27-year-old woman who decided to start a seven-month journey across the U.S. to raise awareness about climate change. She will walk from California to Virginia, and we caught up to her in New Mexico after two months on the road. Hannah was inspired by David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabited Earth while flying cross-country. She realized the carbon footprint of her non-essential travel was harming the planet, so she decided to walk home.
Hannah’s “Miles for Movement” walk started on November 1, 2020, and will continue through the summer of 2021. All donations to the walk’s GoFundMe page will go to the Sunrise Movement, a youth-focused political action movement whose goal is to mobilize climate activists across the U.S. It operates more than 400 local programs across the country.
Hannah talks with Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe about the importance of promoting a healthy climate for future generations and how people can contribute to the fight against climate change on a day-to-day basis through simple changes.
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This post was originally published on February 1, 2021.