Mar 14, 2019
How does the dominant narrative that we are destructive as humans actually do our work in sustainability a disservice? What is the importance of accepting that not everyone will approach or see environmental activism in the same way?
Sharing their wisdom here are conservation psychologists and leading researchers at New Knowledge Organization, Dr. John Fraser and Dr. Rupu Gupta. Let's dive in!
[8:23] Kaméa: "How has your transdisciplinary approach allowed you and your team to reach new findings or come up with more powerful solutions for sustainability?"
[11:02] John explains how humanity has a pattern of depleting our resources, and how this is not a new problem.
[16:29] John discusses the personal and social wellness challenges of conservationists.
[18:51] Kaméa: "What advice can you offer for those of us who feel guilty for taking a positive approach to sustainability when there is so much pain, injustice, and serious degradation to address?"
[22:55] Rupu talks about how the dominant narratives of who cares about nature exclude the broader racial and ethnic diversity that truly exists in environmental activism.
[28:17] John and Rupu discuss the importance of coming together with partnerships and groups to make a larger positive impact.
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