People of color throughout the world have been practicing sustainability in myriad ways for generations. But despite this rich history, their voices haven’t always been front and center in the mainstream environmental movement. Placing them there is the mission behind Earth in Color, a creative studio founded by Grist’s first entrepreneur in residence, Darel Scott.
Aimed at centering Black voices and perspectives on the environment, Earth in Color produces a range of multimedia projects as well as IRL, nature-based experiences. Today, Scott and her team launched their flagship media project: Radicle Magazine.
The publication, which Scott calls “a medium for personal germination,” features 92 pages of original essays, artwork, recipes, and more. It can be purchased on Earth in Color’s website for $45, and Scott hopes to publish issues annually.
The idea grew from an Earth Day event in 2018, when Scott and other Stanford University students hosted the inaugural Earth in Color Art Festival at the school’s educational farm. Scott graduated that spring and began brainstorming ways to turn the fest into a full... Read more