Thais Freitas

Communications Strategy & Storytelling

Interests & Causes

Having attended a constructivist school in my childhood and teenage years – aka “that hippie school with no homework!”, according to mom – I was surrounded by people who cared deeply about the planet. I grew up in close contact with nature, and conversations about what was going on in the world and how to make it a better place were a constant. This impacted my personality and decisions, which include becoming a journalist to help others share stories and be heard.

In addition to my upbringing, after my eldest son was born, in 2018, the gloomy political scenario and news about the environment made me increasingly concerned about the future. That was when I realized I wasn’t doing enough to help improve things, so I decided to be more active to change what I think is wrong. I firmly believe that we have power as citizens, voters, and consumers; and that we can create a better world by making conscious choices and acting together. I’m working hard on that by volunteering my time, skills and expertise; working on communication and education initiatives; and being an active citizen and consumer.

Causes That Speak to My Heart

  • Environmental & outdoors education
  • Nature conservation & climate change prevention
  • Waste reduction
  • Green & sustainable businesses
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Permaculture & sustainable farming
  • Food security
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Health care accessibility

 

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