Chaja Merk fights the climate disaster as an environmental activist with Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace, Ende Gelande and other grassroots organisations centered around (environmental) activism. Five years ago she participated in her first action with the occupation of a university building in Amsterdam, to fight for decentralisation and democratisation of the university. Now she spends her Summers blocking coal mines and gas terminals in Europe.
As a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion she focuses on spreading awareness about the climate disaster and improving the image of activists by making activism go mainstream; “We should all be activists” states Chaja. She brings sustainability and ecological awareness to people with workshops focused on permaculture, DIY cosmetics, activism, sustainable lifestyles & travel with her own company Blue Dot Warriors.