Sabrina: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! Did you know there are some 500 million smallhold farmers in the world, living in some of the hottest, most polluted urban and developing communities?
Vanessa: Glad to be with you, Spiffy! Another Tomorrow is modeling a new vision for the fashion industry. Fashion is one of the most damaging industries on the planet from its contribution to climate change given its emissions (the third worst) to the over 80% of clothing that ends up in a landfill, to human exploitation and the degradation of the environment, and biodiversity loss due to use of chemicals and pesticides.
Gargi: Glad to be with you, Spiffy! I work as a project manager with the Counter Wildlife Trafficking project of WCS-India. I broadly develop conservation interventions to address illegal wildlife trade (IWT) that happens at and through the northeast region of India. This region falls under the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot and is home to several commercially sought after species, many of which are endemic! IWT brings with itself several critical issues such as local extirpations of species, introduction of zoonosis, threat to national security, etc. I work in partnerships with relevant stakeholders such as enforcement agencies, local communities, and educators to raise the profile of IWT, to build their capacity to counter IWT, and develop research to better understand IWT.