Randoll: "The future is unknown, but the fate of destroying a planet is predictable."
Issue IX Young Person of the Month Interview Empower
Interviewed by Dhruvi Hate and Kunjal Talreja
8th June, 2021
Randoll Dreza are a 15 year old student climate justice activist from the Philippines, and their pronouns are They/Them. They are a volunteer at an organization called Let's Levitate and also a volunteer at Fridays For Future Digital. Their goal is to encourage people, especially the youth to conserve nature. They are fond of doing arts and being creative has a huge role in their activism. Their love for the animals motivated them to pursue the action.
What made you interested and aware about Climate Change? What do you think about the recent forest fires and what are your thoughts on sustainable clothing and the brands that claim to make them ?
Randoll: My abode, the Philippines is vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters. In November of 2020, we experienced four devastating typhoons continuously within three weeks, which resulted in the loss of lives, property damages, and deeper poverty. In my opinion, the recent forest fires are harmful to both animals and humans. Forest fires threaten species to extinction, destroy habitats, and spread air pollution that harms us all. These fires also release a huge amount of carbon dioxide and other Greenhouse gases which contributes to Global Warming. Sustainable clothing is an excellent initiative to reduce water pollution. Not only it is eco-friendly but also future-friendly. While sustainable clothing brands are working on making sustainable clothing, some companies greenwash and make fraudulent claims. Greenwashing clothing brands can lead to accidentally contributing harm to the environment.