Posts tagged Environmental Justice
How localizing our economies can support better public and ecological health (Interview with Helena Norberg-Hodge of Local Futures)

In this podcast episode, Helena sheds light on why we need to question our view of economic wealth being the indicator of a community's welfare; what it means that we're not only facing social, economic, and ecological crises, but also a spiritual crisis that underlies it all; how the globalization of our economy has led to the degradation of our public and environmental wellbeing; and more.

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

In 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 Amazon Frontlines, Part Two)

In 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 Amazon Frontlines, Part One)

In 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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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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Unveiling human trafficking and overfishing in the opaque global seafood supply chain (interview with Shannon Service of Ghost Fleet)

On this podcast episode, Shannon sheds light on the difficulties in regulating our global fishing industry; how overfishing is tied to human trafficking and modern-day slavery at sea; how to address "fish-laundering" and support more transparency and traceability in the seafood supply chain; 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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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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Why enriching and protecting biodiversity are key to addressing climate change

Adam sheds light on how biodiversity loss may be a greater threat to our planet than climate change; why we need to include the conservation of biodiversity as a key climate health solution; how real life stories of regeneration around the world prove that we already know what it takes to rebuild healthy, resilient ecosystems; 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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