Posts tagged Policy and Activism
Turning adversaries into allies to change animal agriculture (Interview with Leah Garcés of Mercy for Animals)

In this podcast episode, Leah sheds light on the social, health and ecological impacts of factory farming, which dominates animal agriculture in the United States; the value and opportunities that lie in reaching across the aisle to work with people we may view as our adversaries; and more.

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Emboldening Native Peoples to step into their role as hosts of the land (Interview with Mark Charles, 2020 Independent Presidential Candidate, Part 2)

In this podcast episode, Mark sheds light on what it'll take for us to be able to truly address the systemic injustices embedded into our culture and society; his primary motivations to run for President of the United States as an Independent candidate; and more.

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Unveiling the deeper roots of our systemic ecological and social injustice (Interview with Mark Charles, 2020 Independent Presidential Candidate, Part 1)

In this podcast episode, Mark sheds light on why our social and environmental injustices are even more deep-rooted than the systems that we've set up; how the U.S. constitution, primarily serving the interests of white, land-owning men, has influenced the ways that our dominant society views and treats nature; and more.

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Militarism and its impact on societal and ecological welfare (Interview with Nick Buxton of The Secure and the Dispossessed, Part Two)

In this podcast episode, Nick sheds light on the environmental impacts of the U.S. military-industrial complex; how an era of permanent war between countries led by our political leaders may be taking away the resources and attention needed to address the real crises that people on the grounds are facing on a day-to-day basis; and more.

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Why framing climate change as security issues works against climate justice (Interview with Nick Buxton of The Secure and the Dispossessed, Part One)

In this podcast episode, why the prominent use of the term security (such as water security, food security, border security) may be at odds with our goals to seek for climate justice; how large corporations and our government already have lesser known plans to address climate change, but not in the ways we would want nor expect; 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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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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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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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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