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Intersectional Organizing with Annie Deely

Dr. Elisa Haransky Beck is joined by Annie Deely in conversation about how she came to environmental activism, climate solutions, and the origins of ReImagine Turtle Creek.

From Fractivism to environmental solutions, Annie goes through her journey of organizing for climate change solutions. She explains the devastation of learning about global warming as a child and the transition of this energy into student activism against fracking and petrochemicals. After living in the Pacific Northwest, Annie brought enthusiasm for the myriad of systemic solutions - circular waste streams, local food systems, and limitations on single-use plastic - to her position as TCWAC's Community Organizer.

Elisa and Annie go on to discuss some TCWAC history, how much we've grown and strengthened since inception, and the work we did in 2021. The episode ends with a mini-visioning session on how Annie would improve our region with regenerative practices.

To listen to this podcast from Reimagine TCWAC’s ‘Journey Through Health and Wellness series, click on the following link:


Annie Deely is the Community Organizer for ReImagine Turtle Creek Watershed and Airshed Communities. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Annie has a BA in Urban Studies and History from the University of Pittsburgh, where she began organizing for environmental justice.

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