Has the Climate Crisis got you feeling overwhelmed, devastated, despairing, angry, or even apathetic?
The Possibility Project Podcast is my own effort to move through these feelings, and to create positive action in my life, as I seek to find light and hope in our current calamity. It is my aim that as you listen to these interviews, you too will find ways to feel empowered to contribute in a positive way to righting the wrongs of our past. What if we can turn this crisis into a pathway towards the possibilities of a better way of life, for us, our children, and the whole world?
In this show Sarah Knight, Ocean Scientist, Science Communicator and Energy Healer, talks to scientists, healers, artists, thinkers, and activists, and others, as she seeks out the highest possibilities for this planet and its inhabitants in these changing times.
What if a solution to both actively addressing treaty relationships AND actively addressing climate change existed? In this episode, host Sarah Knight chats to Mary Kate Craig, a managing partner with Anwaatin, an indigenous business working with Indigenous communities to participate in planning, energy and carbon sequestration projects related to climate change action. Mary Kate offers her insights on the opportunity to address Canada’s climate commitments while providing financial payback to indigenous land stewards with what was the Ontario cap-and-trade programme (until Doug Ford and the Conservative Party scrapped the progamme in 2018). She is now focused on working with what is possible, within the context of the major jurisdictional challenges in Canada, towards a future where indigenous communities – who have long been stewards and managers of the land and the waters of their territories - play an increasing role in the creation and management of climate action planning.
Is there a collective opportunity in the COVID-19 induced global shut-down? Can we hold on to the “urgency” that is being generated right now to create the lasting change that we need? What if we are getting a jump start into healing our relationship with the earth, each other, and the more-than-human beings that we share this land with? These are some of the questions that Ayana Young puts forward in this episode, in her conversation with host Sarah Knight, while providing some inspiring insights into how we can show up, right now, to do what is being asked of us. Ayana Young is a podcast and radio personality specializing in intersectional environmental and social justice, deep ecology and land-based restoration. Along with other female millennials, she runs the non-profit organization “For The Wild” – an organization whose work is a response to the destruction left in the wake of capitalist industry, amplifying voices from the grassroots and featuring thought-leaders at the forefront of environmental, artistic, scientific, political and cultural shift.