A chilly, dark day; a bit ‘o snow tonight and heavy rain tomorrow. This morning, after breakfast with friends, we went for a walk on a local bike trail from which a side trail winds down to the bay. The … Continue reading
Today is cool and dry, a sharp contrast to the weekend’s heat, humidity, storms, and flooding. This morning I joined a group of truly lovely people for breakfast. The group is loosely organized around liberal politics and is deeply grounded … Continue reading
Today is one of those perfect early summer Vermont days, complete with warm breezes, bright sunlight, and dazzling blue skies. Our yard is a profusion of color as the perennials all burst wildly into bloom at once. The woods are … Continue reading
Such a crucial conversation! This is a topic I often think about as the fate of humanity and much of the natural world depends on how we navigate the issues of resource fairness and environmental justice. Ecological education is a most complex arena now.
As strongly focused as we are on biological diversity, conservationists have done a pretty poor job of focusing on diversity within our own ranks. Quick – think of a famous conservationist. Got one? Chances are good the person you just visualized is a white male, or at least white. If you want to explore this topic further, take a look at Wikipedia’s List of Prominent Conservationists.
This is an issue I have long been aware of, but a workshop I
recently attended helped crystalize some things for me. As a straight, cisgender, white man in an
affluent country, my perspective on this topic is clearly limited, but I’ve
also been granted some advantages I feel obligated to take advantage of. At the end of this post, I’m sharing a few
strategies I’m personally hoping to employ toward diversifying conservation. I’m hoping others will chime in with
additional ideas and…
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