Kendra Pinto

Four Corners Indigenous Community Field Advocate, Earthworks

Kendra Pinto is a young Diné woman from the Eastern Agency of the Navajo Nation. Kendra has a BA in Environmental Studies from Fort Lewis College and works alongside Earthworks within her community near Counselor, NM to document frontline communities and the injustices brought in by industrial extraction. From capturing air samples for testing to engaging directly with state and federal officials, she continues to advocate for clean air and clean water in the Greater Chaco Canyon region, a rural area now under target for oil extraction

Podcast Guest Appearances

What’s in My Air?

Key to addressing the climate crisis is having an accurate picture of greenhouse gas emissions. Over a 20-year period, methane is 80 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Yet those responsible for releasing methane into the atmosphere often don’t even know how they themselves are emitting. And methane is only one of many harmful air pollutants that result from our dependence on burning fossil fuels.