Amanda Janoo: Wellbeing economics for planetary flourishing
Green Dreamer
by Kamea Chayne
1w ago
How do we recalibrate the metrics of mainstream politics, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) often used to define a nation's “success” — and recenter them on our collective and planetary wellbeing? What could a truly regenerative economy encompass, and what might that mean for our immediate and long-term activism? In this episode, we welcome Amanda Janoo, who feels called to help build just and sustainable economies through goal-oriented and participatory design policies. Join us as Amanda shares about the limitations of mainstream economics; what the “Wellbeing Economy” is all about; how it ..read more
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Sophy Banks: Grief tending and collective pathways to healing justice
Green Dreamer | Sustainability and Regeneration From Ideas to Life
by Kamea Chayne
3w ago
In this episode, Sophy Banks shares her rich wealth of knowledge, teachings, and experiences about what it means to truly support ourselves and others through both collective and personal traumas. Cultures of individualism often lead us to navigate trauma on our own— without rituals of shared and collective space holding. For some, particularly those who have been victims of oppression, colonialism, and dispossession, the rivers and oceans of grief held within are often too vast and too deep to be carried alone. Join us in this episode as Sophy offers medicine for our souls, asking vital quest ..read more
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Jessica J. Lee: The entangled histories of human and plant migration (EP424)
Green Dreamer | Sustainability and Regeneration From Ideas to Life
by Kamea Chayne
1M ago
What do the terminologies we often use to describe plants reveal about human and human-plant relations? How is the current landscape of the plant world entangled with human histories of desire, power, and imperialism? Drawing from her experience living across various countries and continents as a third-generation migrant, Jessica J. Lee delves into the nuances of shifting attitudes towards both plant and human migration stories throughout time. Join us as we explore how terms such as “weeds,” “naturalized” or “invasive” are defined and used to describe the plant world, how we might expand our ..read more
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Niharika Sanyal: Returning to the longing in our hearts and intuition
Green Dreamer | Sustainability and Regeneration From Ideas to Life
by Kamea Chayne
1M ago
How do we show up as sensitive, creative and intuitive beings in a system that does not honor the uniqueness of our spirits? How can we stay true to our calling when we’re so busy simply trying to survive? In this episode, Niharika Sanyal shares sweet fruits of wisdom on the radical act of honoring our unique gifts as offerings during times of darkness. In guiding us towards the deepest desires and whispers of our hearts, Sanyal draws from her personal experiences, yoga philosophy, and Vedic myths. Her teachings shine a light on the collective pathways that can lead us towards more divine ways ..read more
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EVERGREEN | Vanessa Andreotti: Allowing the earth to dream through us
Green Dreamer | Sustainability and Regeneration From Ideas to Life
by Kamea Chayne
2M ago
“We consume not only stuff but also knowledge, experiences, critique. And this consumption, many times, is not even digested. It is the consumption for consumption’s sake so that we can feel better.” What might it mean for humanity to reach a level of maturation to be able to confront the multilayered crises we now face—calling upon us to “grow up and show up” for ourselves and our planet? And how might recognizing the differing historical contexts that we were raised within help us to have more empathy when navigating our generational differences? In this episode, we revisit our past conversa ..read more
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Perdita Finn: Sitting with the wisdoms of darkness, death, and decay
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by Kamea Chayne
2M ago
What could it mean to heal our relationship with the dead, the decaying, and the dark in order to move towards more liveable futures? What possibilities might arise when we shift from cultural narratives of fear, discomfort, and disgust with these unseen worlds — to ones which honor the wisdoms that they may be able to offer? In this episode, Perdita Finn draws on her book Take Back the Magic to invite us to find kinship and guidance from beings that have passed. Through a renewal of ancient practices and rituals, Finn invokes the reclamation of our bodies, inner wisdom, and personal mantras t ..read more
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AM Kanngieser: Enlivening our responsiveness through embodied listening
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by Kamea Chayne
2M ago
In this episode, geographer, writer, and sound artist AM Kanngieser invites us to reconsider the diverse ways in which we register both sound and silence — pushing back against the idea that listening itself is a virtuous act with universality in experience. Through their own journey as a geographer and sound artist, Kanngieser sheds light on the colonial repercussions of extracting sound, knowledge, and information from landscapes and communities that have historically been taken from without consent. What are the moral considerations for using recording technologies initially developed for m ..read more
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399) Vince Beiser: The global sand trade and how it remade 'modernity'
Green Dreamer | Sustainability and Regeneration From Ideas to Life
by Kamea Chayne
2M ago
“Hundreds of people have been murdered over sand in the last few years. Even though most of us barely ever think about it, sand is actually the most used natural resource in the world after air and water.” In this episode, we welcome journalist Vince Beiser, the author of The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization. Vince guides us in an exploration of sand as a natural resource and the ways in which its extraction and exploitation, quite literally, upholds structures of modern civilization. Exposing the multi-layered histories, uses of, and even violence that e ..read more
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Hamza Hamouchene: Rising up to true climate justice
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by Kamea Chayne
3M ago
Why is the North Africa and Middle East region so vital to center in discourses on climate justice? How does the current global energy transition reinforce colonial, extractivist power dynamics? And what is the meaning of “eco-normalization” in the context of the Arab world? Join us in this episode as Algerian researcher and activist Hamza Hamouchene dissects crucial narratives surrounding the notion of “green energy colonialism.” Posing critical questions about the current beneficiaries of renewable energy projects, Hamouchene offers thought-provoking perspectives that empower listeners to un ..read more
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387) shakara tyler: Black farming as joyous, victorious, glorious
Green Dreamer | Sustainability and Regeneration From Ideas to Life
by Kamea Chayne
3M ago
“We often forget that Black farmers were the foundation of the civil rights movement. Actually, a lot of Black agrarian scholars and organizers, and even some policy advocates that have been doing this work for a long time, would say that there’d be no civil rights movement if it wasn’t for Black farmers.” In this episode, we welcome dr. shakara tyler, a returning-generation farmer, educator and organizer who engages in Black agrarianism, agroecology, food sovereignty and environmental justice as commitments of abolition and decolonization. She serves as Board President at the Detroit Black Co ..read more
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