Whitney Bauck: Unique Angles to Bring New People Into the Climate Conversation


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Whitney Bauck is an incredible journalist. Here are just some of things the we found that she has done:

She is a journalist using unique angles to bring new readers into the climate and environment conversation. She contributes to the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Grist, Atmos, New York Magazine, Vogue Business and more. She has covered a variety of beats, but the through line in her work is making the connection between seemingly disparate subjects to uncover unexpected and creative stories.

In 2020, she was named an Environmental Reporting Fellow at the Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island.

Previously, she was the Senior Sustainability Reporter at Fashionista.com, a business news organization focused on the apparel sector. There, the company created a brand-new position to support her long-form investigations, as well as the stories she ideated and assigned to a roster of writers she managed and edited. Her work explored labor rights, environmental justice, race, politics and more.

And that’s why I invited her on the show to talk about the climate, tax, and healthcare package that just passed in the Senate. Additionally, we talk about her upbringing in the Philippines, her work in the ethical fashion space, why she is transitioning to a broader body of work in the climate space, and so much more.


Follow Whitney on Instagram and Twitter.

Google her name and check out all the amazing stuff she has written about!

Buy the book we referenced multiple times — Rebecca Solnit’s Hope In The Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities.


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