“I couldn’t turn away from how the climate crisis was already exacerbating everything else that sucked: extreme poverty, food access, housing, mental illness.”
“The way we consume and discard goods can reveal so much about human health, environmental health, equity as well as how we’re prioritizing spending public money.”
Colonialism has tarnished these ancient ways of being, but the climate crisis is pushing us to look within and ask ourselves who we want to be. There will always be a tree to cut or a buck to be made, but what good is any of it on a planet devoid of life? On a planet sucked of joy?
“Our hyper-consumptive lifestyles that drive climate change come at the expense of people of color around the world, Indigenous communities around the world, in terms of their oppression, their dispossession, their lands, their resources, their poverty.”