Amy Westervelt is an award-winning print and audio journalist who has contributed to The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and many other outlets. In 2007, she won a Folio for her feature on the potential of algae as a feedstock for biofuel. As the head of podcast network Critical Frequency, she has executive produced more than a dozen podcasts, including her own show Drilled—a true-crime style podcast about climate change—which was awarded the 2019 Online News Association award for "Excellence in Audio Storytelling."
In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?
Being able to take a deep breath in the forest or see the stars on a clear night…these are the things that center and calm me when I am enraged by the climate crisis. Which is pretty damn often.
What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?
Being part of a whole, connected to every other person and living thing.