Trash Truck Tunes & Hip Hop Grooves – and a Big, Green Impact


In honor of Earth Day, we’re highlighting the work of Lillygol Sedaghat, a Fulbright–National Geographic Digital Storyteller alumna, who is making a big, green impact as a multimedia environmental journalist and speaker.

How did she get started down this path? A life-long love of milk tea lead Sedaghat to consider her environmental footprint, leading to a fellowship in Taiwan to study waste management, all the while practicing hip hop diplomacy. Sedaghat went to Taiwan as part of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.

Listen to her story on 22.33, Episode 18 - Trash Truck Tunes & Hip Hop Grooves with Lillygol Sedaghat.

Sedaghat is “an active contributor to National Geographic's Planet or Plastic? global campaign and creates music videos, info-graphics, and maps to transform people's perceptions of trash from something disposable to something valuable,” as noted on the National Geographic blog. Check out her article to find out “7 Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic (and Recycling).”