The Power of a Story to Spark Environmental Change | Carmera Thomas-Wilhite | TEDxJHU

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In this talk, Carmera Thomas-Wilhite discusses her personal journey to becoming an environmentalist and steward of the Chesapeake Bay, focusing especially on issues of environmental racism. She shows us how something as seemingly simple as sharing personal stories and experiences with nature and the environment can make people feel more included and motivate people to bring about positive environmental change. Carmera has a passion for raising awareness and inspiring others to be stewards of the land and water around the Chesapeake Bay region, where she grew up and resides. She likes to spend time with her family and friends, read and explore historic landmarks around the Bay watershed. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from North Carolina Wesleyan College. Carmera is also a Master Watershed Steward, member of the Anne Arundel County Citizen Environmental Commission and serves on various boards. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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