First, I want to acknowledge today, October 11,2021, here in the United States as the holiday of Indigenous Peoples’ Day! This holiday falls on the second Monday in October and is a counter-celebration to what has previously been known as Columbus day. I believe this holiday is important to the modern United States for recognizing and reflecting upon the racism, forced assimilation and genocide of the Native peoples. Environmental Justice is Social Justice for all people!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the first Nature-Led poll!
Which topic are you most interested about?
|1||How Habitats Shape Our Habits||3.63|
|2||3D Houses, The Future of Housing?||4.25|
|3||Social Engineering, The Great Deception||4.75|
|4||Vertical Farming for Urban Renewal||5.50|
|5||Science Fiction to Science Reality, Nature-Led Innovation||5.63|
|6||Tiny Forests Redux: Perils and Considerations||5.75|
|7||Why EcoTerrorism Doesn’t Work||6.25|
|8||Creating A Firewise Habitat||7.13|
|9||Social Learning: Finding Your Niche By Learning From Others||7.63|
|10||Extinction Level Events: A Dark Ray of Light||7.63|
|11||American “Downwinders”, The Generational Cost of War||9.63|
|12||Deconstructing Water: The Evolution of Open-World Game Environments||10.25|
*I missed an important word, I meant “3D-printed houses, The Future of Housing?” Most of you probably knew what I meant though as we’re already live in the 3rd-dimension. Stay tuned for 4th-dimensional living tips though! Maybe I’ll cover that next year! Haha
What we can still learn from our early native true Americans?
(Short Answer: A LOT! Hahaha. I will discuss this question with an Indigenous friend. Maybe she will do her own guest post or give me her blessing on what I can pull together. As a White woman I can’t speak for Indigenous Americans, but I can share their words and work with you. There is an immeasurable amount of loss and heartbreak in trying to recover their lost languages and ways. Some of these have died with the elders and can never be recovered. Many tribes are currently fighting for a more just and sustainable future though. I would be happy to share their their ‘works in progress.’ I’m hoping this will be there time to shine, that their voices will be heard and that they can help guide us into a more sustainable future.)
What one person can do to actually make a difference.
When I figure this out I’ll let you know! This is my current obsession and why I was a little disappointed about the Regeneration book by Paul Hawken that I reviewed two weeks ago. I wish it had included more pages dedicated to this very topic.
Have a great week Nature-led friends!