Kendra Pierre-Louis

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Kendra Pierre-Louis is a climate reporter, who has worked for Gimlet, The New York Times, and Popular Science. She is also the author of the book, Green Washed: Why We Can't Buy Our Way to a Green Planet.

In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?

Humans are embedded in nature. Even in the so-called “concrete jungle” nature is everywhere from the falcons and hawks that perch on our skyscrapers and bridges to the red foxes and raccoons that find ways to thrive in our unpaved areas. And of course, nature is present in us as humans: we are a part of the natural world even as we pretend that we are not.

What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?

I wish I knew; I can’t say that I’ve experienced this.

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