Leah Barbor is the West Virginia state field organizer. She believes in cultivating stewardship through fostering connections to the natural world. It is her mission to advocate for environmental justice—to be a force in affecting political and social change within her community and beyond, change that may help shift current climate and health policies and paradigms to ensure a healthy, safe, and peaceful world for future generations.
Leah moved to West Virginia in 2008 to study environmental sciences and was enamored by the mountain state and its abundant beauty. She, her husband, and their two children have spent the last 6 years co-creating a passive solar off-grid homestead nestled in the hills of Buckhannon, West Virginia. They are subsistence farmers, growing a seasonal majority of the food they consume, and are passionate about the health and integrity of the environment.
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