Host Sarah Knight talks trees with world renowned Canadian botanist, biochemist, visionary, and truly “renegade scientist”, Diana Beresford-Kroeger. Diana’s new book “To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest” harvests all of her powerful knowledge about why trees matter, and why trees are a viable, achievable solution to climate change. Diana rose from the traumatic experiences of her childhood and has dedicated her life to fulfilling the sacred contract that she was given - to bring the necessary knowledge for the necessary actions that we need to take to survive, and to once again thrive, in harmony with nature. In this interview Diana shares her wisdom on the power of tree medicine and the role that forests play not only in our personal health, but as the absolute foundation for the health of the whole planet. Her message as to how we can get through this climate crisis is clear, and her Global Bioplan offers a powerful light in these stormy times.
Host Sarah Knight discusses our climate crisis, and our apparent apathy and confusion, with filmmaker, journalist and WildX co-organizer Albert Nerenberg. In the making of his most recent documentary, Albert had an awakening around the seriousness of the Climate Crisis. He now actively advocates for every one of us to WAKE UP and own the indisputable fact that once we acknowledge that climate change is real, not one of us can turn away from taking responsibility to do something. The challenge as he sees it is that so many people just don’t know what to do. In response to this, Albert is organizing a breakthrough event in Montreal on October 5th, 2019 – WildX – which is focussed on action everyone can take. The event brings together thinkers, activists, and other changemakers to help to show us how to start living again, and to try to ensure that we get to stay that way! www.wildxevent.com
Host Sarah Knight discusses the role of connection and compassion in planning how we live and build, with Prof. Leela Viswanathan of the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Leela shares her thoughts as to how many of our urban environments promote disconnection as well as environmental degradation. Her insights into how we can better work together to meet both the pressures of our changing climate, and those of our lonely hearts, can be applied not only to urban planning, but to all aspects of life.
Host Sarah Knight provides a short update on the science of our climate crisis, following on from her participation at a major international earth science congress. She gives an overview of the some of the basics of climate change, plus some insights on the possible path that we are on, and what that might mean for humanity. As we are all being asked to engage in facing this crisis, now, more than ever, we need to be able to take in the facts, process what they mean for us, and turn our apathy and anger in to action.
Host Sarah Knight chats to 17-year old Alayna Antoine, as she shares her frustrations, fury, ideas, dreams, and tears. Alayna is passionate about the environment, and about reforming our relationship to it. She discusses the possibilities of all nations giving the Earth the same legal rights as a human being, shifting out of our short-term mindset addiction, and taking the burden off of the shoulders of the next generation by waking up out of our false dream of environmental entitlement and taking action on this climate crisis. Let Alayna inspire you by listening here, and visiting her website https://hopefulyouth2019.wixsite.com/earthlawstudents .
Host Sarah Knight discusses the energy of our climate crisis, and how this collective crisis is a reflection of a much more individual one, with international healer and Cellular Transformation teacher and facilitator, Jennifer Millar. Jennifer shares her insights as to how so much of this global challenge stems from a deep disconnect, and our own unwillingness and even inability to really connect to our own feelings. Her answer? Getting real, getting vulnerable, feeling our feelings, and making room for true love in our hearts and deep connection in our souls again.
Host Sarah Knight discusses how the stories that we hold inside keep us separate from each other, our environment, and even ourselves, with Shamanic Practitioner Michelle Girouard. Michelle shares how our outer reality is directly shaped by our inner world, and the importance of re-imagining our belonging in the world for everything from deepening personal relationships to transformative global change.
Host Sarah Knight discusses building materials that could make our homes carbon sinks rather than carbon sources with sustainable building expert, researcher, and Director of the Endeavor Sustainable Building School, Chris Magwood. Chris shares his expertise from his 20 years in the industry, and talks about the revolutionary yet age-old building practices that could change the face of carbon emissions from the construction industry, and could be a big part of the answer to the call from climate scientists around the world to address our emissions boldly and immediately.
Host Sarah Knight discusses Transformative Leadership - what it is, why we need it, and how it applies to every single one of us - with Somatic Therapist, Transformation Teacher, and Psychology and Transformative Leadership PhD candidate, Aisling Richmond. Aisling shares her wisdom from the west coast of Ireland on how we can all find our inner leaders, in the small and big moments of every day, and how our young people are showing us the way but need us to step in, right behind them.
Host Sarah Knight discusses climate change as one of many symptoms of a fundamental disconnection from our Spirit, and therefore the Earth, with Algonquin-Metis traditional knowledge keeper, Tim Yearington. Tim shares his teachings and stories from an indigenous perspective, and offers a new way, based on old knowledge, to environmental (and personal) peace and balance.
Host Sarah Knight talks the science of climate change with leading climatologist Prof. Gordon McBean. Gordon shares his knowledge on the current state of our atmosphere, where our climate is headed, and how we all need to engage practically, socially and politically, now.
Host Sarah Knight talks the psychology of climate change and how our nervous system responds to stress with psychoanalyst, family therapist and lecturer, Prof. Bonnie Harnden. Bonnie provides some fascinating insights in to how we can retrain our overwhelmed systems to be better able to cope with big challenges.
Host Sarah Knight talks the role of inherited family trauma in our ability (or inability) to face the challenge of climate change and to move forward in to action, with Family Constellations Therapist Johanna Lynn. Johanna offers thought-provoking guidance on how to explore where you get stuck, and on how to become a more capable, more resilient, YOU.