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Rachel Myslivy

Climate + Energy Project/St. John Earth Care Committee
Program Director/Coordinator
Lawrence, KS
I live with my family on a small-scale, diversified farm in northeast Kansas. I have two beautiful daughters, and am driven to leave the world a better place for my grandchildren. Our family practices radical, voluntary simplicity, living close to the land and all creatures. I'm a lifelong environmental activist. I look at the problems of our world through the lens of eco-justice. I work with farmers and ranchers in the Heartland who are doing great things to preserve our resources. I'm a Dorothy Day Catholic, but my closest companions come from all walks of life. I believe that - like nature - we are stronger in our diversity. Monocultures are harmful in agriculture and activism! I am a big fan of community and believe that our biggest problem is that we have forgotten that we belong to each other; we are all connected.
You can talk to me about anything - I'm coming to the Summit to learn! I'm super excited to be with this group when Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change is released. I'm coming with an open heart and an open mind and I can't wait to meet you all!