“Help local people think about what they can do to have access to the natural resources they need for very important things like clean water, food, and cultural practices…(which are) incredibly important.”
As world leaders and climate leaders, scientists and activists gather at the UN’s COP25 conference in Madrid, Spain to address solutions to the climate crisis, Dr. Stacy Jupiter has a novel perspective on what communities need to address in those climate resilience plans – and she just won a MacArthur “Genius” award for it.
Listen to Stacy explain to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson why our sense of a place and its culture are just as vital to our well-being as clean water and food, especially in many countries like Melanesia, where she is currently working.
- How our sense of place affects, and reflects, our well-being Why she’s using comic books as part of her climate resilience work.
- How cultural rituals that include nature are more powerful than those that don’t for many of the world’s populations. Keys to engaging your public – and “as many different parts of society as possible” – in climate resilience planning. Lots of great career advice and inspiration!
Read Joan’s Forbes blog about COP25 too.
“In order to take things to the next (career) level, you need to have a good support network….to have people who…can help balance all the different aspects of your life, so you can have the time and space to off in a few direction and be innovative.”
You’ll also want to listen to:
- Nardia Haigh about scenario planning.
- Heather Metcalf of Assn. of Women in Science on transforming culture to increase women in leadership.
- Ingrid Daubechies of Duke University, MacArthur “genius” award winner, and master innovative thinker.
- Ashley Bell, actress, on her new documentary about saving Asian elephants and how it transformed her into an activist.
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