I’m Phoebe Loyd, a millennial passionate about the environment, green design/technology, and incorporating sustainability into everyday life!  My passions for the world and creating real change come from my love of biophilic design, eco-friendly products, and understanding how corporations, consumers, and our governments can work simultaneously towards a greener future.
My background is in horticulture, and I am obsessed with incorporating plants and sustainable systems into our built and social environments. I am currently obtaining a dual masters degree Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, in addition to a certificate in Environmental Policy. What can I say – I love taking action and learning!
Currently I call Denver, Colorado home – where I enjoy spend my time visiting the farmers markets, exploring the beauty of the Rockies, and learn how to be a more mindful human, student, and citizen. My goal in creating a platform to communicate about climate change, policy, and sustainability has been an amazing opportunity to connect with a global community who are also leading the change by taking care of our dear Planet Earth!
BareChange.org is a movement towards empowering citizens of the world to take control of our planet’s future. By using our voices, wallets, brains and bodies – the goal is to bring awareness to environmental issues and encourage others to get involved on a personal and political level.
Bare :
VERB – uncover (a part of the body or other thing) and expose it to view.
Change:
NOUNthe act or instance of making or becoming different.
After our newly elected President announced that the United States were going to pull out of the global, climate-conscious Paris Agreement, I sat in disbelief on how our government was treating the environment.
As a leading nation in the world, I was in shock with what kind of example we were going to set in regards to mitigating climate change, diverting from fossil fuels and protecting the beautiful treasures of our public lands and resources. I felt apathetic, the “why doesn’t somebody do something about this!?”
Then I realized, I COULD be that someone. 
This sparked an idea in me – how do we get our government to pay attention? How do we get young people to care about our planet’s future? How can we take environmental stewardship into our own hands and learn how to live more politically active and eco-friendly lifestyles?
I decided to write a letter to President Trump, and openly share it on this blog, Bare Change. I was inspired to use my skin and sass as a way to convey how as an empowered millennial, that I am driven to use the tools that god gave me to make a stand.
What originally was a politically-driven mission, evolved into the idea that being an “activist” in today’s day goes much deeper than our government, and instead is reflected on our lifestyle choices.
I realized, it starts with the individual. It starts with our homes, our daily decision making, the communities we empower, the products we choose to buy for our lives and for our bodies. That we have the power, EVERYDAY, to make a change and to not feel paralyzed from polluting corporations, big-oil lobbyists and anti-nature agendas.