In episode 132, Kestrel welcomes Renee Peters, the founder of Model4GreenLiving, to the show. A fashion model and lifelong animal lover / nature enthusiast, Renee’s interests have inspired Model4GreenLiving, which showcases practical tips and everyday actions that help encourage mindful, sustainable living.

"Feminism and environmentalism are not two separate things - they go together."
- Renee Peters, Founder of Model4GreenLiving


In this episode, Renee shares her insider insight on the modeling industry, from its challenges to its perks to its abusive nature. She also talks about where she is now in her career - at 29 - and how she can already see that the end of her modeling days are in sight.

Kestrel + Renee also talk about Project Drawdown, the book edited by Paul Hawken, that outlines solutions that reduce greenhouse gases by avoiding emissions and/or by sequestering carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere.

For Renee, she believes strongly that if you are an environmentalist, you should be a feminist. As it’s outlined in Project Drawdown, supporting the empowerment of women and girls is listed as the 6th and 7th most impactful way to reduce climate change.

The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:


GALERIE.LA + international online magazine MOCHNI are partnering for Happy Hour | A sustainable fashion networking event on Wednesday, September 19th from 7 - 9 pm.

Join me at GALERIE.LA’s Los Angeles store located at ROW DTLA to connect with MOCHNI’s Founder Antonia Böhlke, GALERIE.LA’s founder Dechel McKillian and other individuals interested in furthering this conversation.

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