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Black Voices in the Sustainability & Eco Space


We’re proud to be part of the sustainability movement at Under the Canopy—and want to amplify some of the Black voices making our planet better and safer for everyone. Take a look at some of the changemakers inspiring us with their contributions and find out how you can follow their work as the conversation continues.

SPOTLIGHT ON: LAURA HODGES

Interior Designer

Laura Hodges

Interior designer Laura Hodges believes good design is also sustainable design—and the LEED and GREEN Accredited Professional’s beautiful spaces and globally-influenced details have earned her raves in the home design world. Her Baltimore/Washington, D.C.-based boutique design firm has committed to practices such as sourcing fair trade and renewable resources, optimizing energy efficiency and indoor air quality, and recycling cabinetry and building material…resulting in thoughtful and surprising interiors that are as easy on the eye as they are on the planet.


Learn more about Laura Hodges

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OUR FAVORITE INSTAGRAM FOLLOWS

Fill your feed with these changemakers for even more eco-minded inspiration.


FOR: Urban farming, foraging, and poetic inspiration from a gardener and educator
FOLLOW: Indy Srinath @indyofficinalis


FOR: Sustainable living by an intersectional environmentalist and eco-communicator
FOLLOW: Leah Thomas @greengirlleah


FOR: The adventurously green life as lived by a vegan and eco traveler
FOLLOW: Ashley Renne @heyashleyrenne


FOR: Life with a 20-year-old phenom: an eco activist, artist, eco-designer, and three-time TED speaker
FOLLOW: Maya Penn @mayasideas


FOR: A community inspiring black, brown, and indigenous women to live more sustainably
FOLLOW: Sustainable Brown Girls @sustainablebrowngirl


FOR: Sustainability tips, thrifted fashion, and natural hair inspiration from a model
FOLLOW: Tyler Chanel @thriftsandtangles


FOR: A thoughtful look upcycled style and textile waste awareness by an EcoStylist
FOLLOW: DeVonne Jackson @positive.obsession



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