Posts in Nonprofit Leaders
Why we need to decentralize our power grids for energy democracy (Interview with John Farrell of Institute for Local Self-Reliance)

On this podcast episode, John sheds light on how we came to develop and rely on our current centralized, top-down power grids today mostly driven by utility monopolies; why we need to not only shift towards renewable energy but also work towards energy democracy and the decentralization of power sources; why some utility companies may at the same time be supporting solar energy while lobbying against it; and more.

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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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Intentional Communities and their ability to root our society in the things that matter most (Interview with Sky Blue of the Foundation for Intentional Community)

On this podcast episode, Sky sheds light on what has led to our hyper-individualistic culture and how has that impacted our collective wellbeing; what intentional communities are all about and how they can root our society in the things that matter most; 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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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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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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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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Using litigation and the courts to protect human health and our planet (interview with Abbie Dillen of Earthjustice)

On this podcast episode, hear about the implication of nature's place within society based on the values the United States was founded on; how litigation can support the environmental movement; how environmental policies, laws, and regulations differ and how we can get involved in them; and more.

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The fraud in 'certified organic' and reclaiming its true meaning (interview with Dave Chapman of The Real Organic Project)

On this podcast episode, hear about the shocking reality of how products from CAFOs and hydroponics can be certified organic by the USDA; why hydroponics should not be considered organic; how he's dealing with the challenges of going against big money and corporate influence; and more.

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