Posts in Community Organizer
Ending settler colonialism to reclaim food justice and sovereignty (interview with Rosalinda Guillen of Community to Community)

On this podcast episode, Rosalinda sheds light on how settler colonialism continues to play out in our food system today; how the lack of work authorization for undocumented farm workers impacts labor standards; how food justice is related to immigration issues; and more.

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Using plastic as a currency to close the loop and tackle global poverty (interview with David Katz of The Plastic Bank)

Hear about what sugar has to do with plastic pollution; why we need to address the fact that this global crisis is intricately linked to poverty; the importance of coming up with ways that keep plastics out of our oceans to begin with rather than focusing on retroactive cleanups; and more.

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Dismantling dominant perceptions of what an environmentalist looks like

Hear about how mainstream media narratives on environmentalism have negatively impacted BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), the role art plays in activism, the importance of having a multitude of perspectives from environmentalists of all backgrounds, and more.

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Accepting there is no orthodoxy in environmentalism to activate everyone

Hear about why the dominant narrative that we're destructive as humans actually does our work for sustainability a disservice; the importance of accepting that there are a wide variety of ways people connect with and help protect nature; how we can come together to create a larger positive impact through collective action; and more.

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Why supporting community-based organizations may be key to environmental justice

Peggy discusses why we need to simultaneously support local, small, and community-based organizations; the importance of making sure that key decisions, policies, and solutions are made in the presence of people from a diversity of backgrounds; and more.

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Accepting grim realities while maintaining a zest for improving life on earth now

Rob talks about what we can we hold onto to inspire us to keep going, how our global industrialized food system aggravates social and environmental issues, and more.

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Reconnecting with ancient wisdom and using eco-tourism to support conservation

Marco discusses how looking at advancement in a linear way (underdeveloped, developing, and developed) might limit our ability to learn with an open mind and experience life to the fullest, and more.

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