Posts in Earth Stewards
Recent wins in safeguarding indigenous lands in the Amazon Rainforest (Interview with Mitch Anderson of the Amazon Frontlines, Part Two)

On this podcast episode, Mitch sheds light on some key wins that we've had lately in safeguarding our Amazonian indigenous lands and what it took for that to happen; how we can stand in solidarity with our indigenous peoples to support the conservation of their ancestral lands; and more.

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Dismantling privileged views to support the struggles of Amazon's indigenous peoples (Interview with Mitch Anderson of the Amazon Frontlines, Part One)

On this podcast episode, Mitch sheds light on how one who's grown up with a privileged background can begin dismantling that worldview to be able to truly understand and meaningfully support the struggles of marginalized people; how we can go about helping our indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest to achieve their goals of conservation, without perpetuating white saviorism or further marginalizing them with our senses of morality and idealism; and more.

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How urban farming may be key to reclaiming our food sovereignty (Interview with Greg Peterson of the Urban Farm)

On this podcast episode, Greg Peterson sheds light on how urban farming may be the answer to addressing the affordability and accessibility of healthy grown foods; why we should get inspired to grow some of our own foods even if we have the convenience of being close to supermarkets; what we need to realize a world of ecological balance, intersectional sustainability, and true abundance and wellness for all; and more.

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The vital role of our wetlands in balancing our planetary health and climate (Interview with Max Finlayson of the Society of Wetland Scientists)

On this podcast episode, Max sheds light on how cities were often built on flood plains and wetlands where the flooding was essential to supporting their biodiversity of life; why the preservation and restoration of our wetlands are key to stabilizing our climate; how wetlands impact people's livelihoods and our public health; and more.

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Examining population growth as an upstream cause of ecological degradation (interview with Terry Spahr of Earth Overshoot)

On this podcast episode, Terry sheds light on what a truly sustainable lifestyle with seven billion people on earth should really look like; why population growth has been the elephant in the room that needs to be discussed more openly as a solution to lessening our environmental impact; how we can work with the nuance that people in "developing countries" have less of an ecological footprint compared to those living in "developed countries"; and more.

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Using ecological art to spark environmental conservation (interview with Aviva Rahmani)

On this podcast episode, Aviva sheds light on what the role of art is in environmental conservation; what future generations may deduce of our time based on the artwork we leave behind; why we need to find points of sensitivity (or trigger points) to focus our efforts on in order to drive the drastic changes we need today; and more.

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Questioning modern views of advancement using permacultural wisdom (interview with Janice Setser and Sasha Rabin of Quail Springs Permaculture)

On this podcast episode, Janice and Sasha share the importance of reclaiming our relationship with our land and how we can do that in urban areas too; the problem with the big agriculture industry as a longterm solution; and more.

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Slow flowers that truly commemorate our love for one another and the earth (interview with Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers)

On this podcast episode, Debra sheds light on why we need a slow flowers movement; the environmental impacts of growing flowers with an artisan mindset versus a commodity mindset; the vital role of flowers in our food production; how our collective loss of knowledge on seasonality helped drive agrobiodiversity loss; and more.

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Addressing our unsustainable palm oil demand and protecting forests (interview with Maria Abadilla of Orangutan Alliance)

On this podcast episode, Maria sheds light on the primary global threats from the palm oil industry; the evolution of how we commodified palm oil to the point where rainforests are cleared for its plantations; how we can navigate the over two-hundred alternative names that palm oil is masked under on ingredient labels; and more.

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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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Enriching agrobiodiversity and soil health for more nutritious foods (interview with Gabe Brown of Brown's Ranch)

On this podcast episode, Gabe sheds light on why we need to stop focusing on yield as the ultimate measurement in food production; the importance of having ruminants and animals on farmlands to support agroecology; problematic, existing farm programs and regulations that incentivize monocultures and extractive methods of agriculture that need to be amended or removed; and more.

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Safeguarding our irreplaceable ancient and endangered forests (interview with Nicole Rycroft of Canopy)

On this podcast episode, hear about the urgency to protect our remaining ancient and endangered forests from further deforestation; why we need to be wary of buying new clothes and textiles made of rayon and viscose, even if they're sourced from sustainably managed forests; whether we should compost old paper or wood products into soil or recycle them into new material; and more.

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