EcoJustice Radio investigates the dangers of palm oil to rainforest ecosystems in Indonesia, Malaysia, and around the world. They look into effects on their resident orangutans and Indigenous populations, with orangutan specialist Dr. Gary Shapiro.
Recipe for Abuse: Palm Oil, Child Labor, and Girl Scout Cookies
EcoJustice Radio discusses the dangers palm oil plantations present to tropical rainforest biodiversity and Indigenous communities in Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Africa. We talk with Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout from Tennessee who has been petitioning to get not-sustainable palm oil out of Girl Scout cookies, and […]
Amazon Defenders Part Three: Fires, Corruption, and Resistance in Brazil
EcoJustice Radio celebrates the land and water protectors of the Amazon Rainforest in a Four-Part series called Amazon Defenders. In Part Three we discuss the Indigenous rights movement for community and ecosystem health in Brazil and the six US-based financial institutions complicit in deforestation, fires, and rainforest destruction.
Ecosystem Restoration: “The Great Work of Our Time” with John D. Liu
Ecosystem Restoration Camps, part of John D. Liu’s “Great Work of Our Time,” are a methodology to regenerate degraded lands on a planetary scale. Carry Kim speaks with John, Ecosystem Ambassador and Founder and Advisory Council Chair of the Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation.
THROWAWAY SOCIETY: Economics & Inequity of Plastic Consumption – Plastic Plague Pt 4
THROWAWAY SOCIETY – EcoJustice Radio investigate the economics & inequity of plastic consumption once thrown away. Does plastic truly get recycled and what is the burden of other countries?
Ecological Amnesia: Life Without Wild Things
We have forgotten the flocks of passenger pigeons that blotted out the sun, the herds of bison that shook the ground, and the untamed places in which we destroyed them. This is ecological amnesia. This capacity to forget, this fluidity of memory, has dire implications in a world dense with people, all desperate to satisfy their immediate material needs. Yet, the way forward is land and water protection and regeneration, permaculture, and community reconnection with the wild.
Anthropocene Arrives, Climate Collapses, and No One Cares
Clive Hamilton writes on how governments, people, corporations, the world continues to plan for the future as if climate scientists don’t exist. The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy.