Destiny Hodges

Founder, Executive Director, & Communications Director

Destiny Hodges is a junior School of Communications interdisciplinary major at Howard University from Birmingham, Alabama. Her mission is to educate and uplift the stories of marginalized communities--specifically the Black community-- impacted by environmental inequity by using media as a form of narrative organizing. Destiny was a labor and economic justice intern at Sierra Club in 2019 where she worked to design both national and localized strategies and campaigns to engage labor and economic justice communities to help ensure the transition to a clean energy economy. In September of 2019, Destiny organized Climate Strike HU, a platform to unite students on Howard’s campus to engage in climate activism. As one of the initiatives of Climate Strike HU, Destiny, Audre’ana Ellis, and Travis Flowers founded the Howard University Student Sustainability Committee (HUSSC). Destiny is currently a Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% fellow where she produces The Coolest Show podcast. She is also a part of a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Green New Deal cohort hosted by the HBCU Climate Change Consortium. She founded Generation Green with the goal of engaging the African diaspora by internationally connecting and uplifting the work of young, Black environmental leaders. Thus, inspiring others, sharing strategies and solutions, and drawing parallels between Black communities internationally that are disproportionately impacted by environmental inequities exacerbated by climate change.

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