Connect with Nature and Each Other (572)

Stefan starts the show with a discussion around 'climate activist burnout' and the importance of community building for mental health. As important as these issues are, if we are feeling overwhelmed and depressed we are not very effective, so taking time to build community and take care of ourselves is very important for us and the planet and people we want to protect.

In the interview section, Saryn talks to Kim Wheatley, an Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant who provides,Indigenous ways of knowing through story, song, and traditional teachings and Lucy Cummings, Executive Director, Faith & the Common Good, and Interfaith Outreach Coordinator about the first annual Great Lakes water walk.

The 2017 Great Lakes Water Walk manifests sacred, ceremonial Indigenous tradition of “Walking for the Water”, to honour and respect earth’s most precious resource. Led by Indigenous Grandmothers, Knowledge Holders, and Elders, with collaboration and guidance from Nibi Emosaawdamajig and Ecologos, the Great Lakes Water Walk unites First Peoples and Canadians in a symbolic walk towards reconciliation through a shared reverence for life-sustaining water, and to ensure the health and well-being of the Great Lakes of Ontario for future generations.

In the final section, Stefan and Saryn talk about some ambitious talk coming out of China that it might continue to be a world leader on renewable energy and possibly ban fossil fuel cars entirely in the near future as well as the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) for the first time including 'supply side' human behavior study in it's reports moving forward to help politicians and policy makers make decisions about the best ways to implement change with regards to consumption and consumer behaviours.

Also worth reading this week:

This Weeks Music:

Joel Plaskett "Deny, Deny, Deny"Buffy St Marie "Bad End"

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