Finding our Niche: A conversation about stewardship, bright spots, and decolonizing a sustainable future
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To mark the release of Finding Our Niche, Dr. Philip Loring invites you to a hopeful conversation, where panelists will offer paradigm-breaking perspectives on stewardship and sustainability in the 21st century.
For too long, mainstream approaches to environmental problems have perpetuated a belief that there is a great divide between humanity and the rest of nature. The result? Policies and practices rife with violence and white supremacy, policies that have dispossessed people from their lands, fractured important relationships with the land and sea, and elevated a zero-sum competition between people and the planet. But in recent years, a multitude of practitioners, scholars, and activists have offered an alternative narrative by shining a light on “bright spots”—cases both historical and contemporary where people act as effective stewards of, and kin with, the rest of the natural world. These are cases where people meet their needs for food, water, shelter, and a good life, while also promoting biodiversity and ethical relationships between humans and the more-than-human.
There is no doubt that we face a multitude of dramatic, social and environmental challenges. 2020 alone has seen unprecedented fires, hurricanes, a global pandemic, a global recession, and a re-doubling of the colonial state’s efforts to maintain dominance. Nevertheless, there is room and cause for great optimism, and signs that we, collectively, are much closer to a radically changed world than some might
join this hopeful discussion of where we are, and where we might go next. If you’d like to pre-order Finding Our Niche, you can do so here. Event participants will receive 15% off with the discount code included in our confirmation email: https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/finding-our-niche