Sarah Robyn Farrell is fighting for the future of our planet. In 2019, after co-leading climate protests in Cape Town, Farrell co-founded the African Climate Alliance (ACA). ACA advocates climate justice, with a focus on Afrocentric climate literacy and social inclusion. In the same year, ACA was awarded the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award as part of Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future movement. As managing director, Farrell oversees ACA’s operations, as well as its action and advocacy programmes. Most notably, she’s created and coordinated digital climate literacy resources and campaigns in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa, opening the door for a more inclusive environmental narrative. Farrell also uses music to raise awareness of socioenvironmental issues, performing at protests, workshops and festivals. One of her proudest achievements is ACA emerging as a springboard for young activists to access important spaces in the fight for environmental justice.
Doing work around environmental justice is a relay marathon, not a sprint.