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This week, as part of our special Earth Month series of interviews, we sat down with Aulani Wilhelm, the Senior Vice President for Oceans at Conservation International (CI). Today we “air” Part 1 of the interview. She talked with us about the evolution of ocean conservation over the last thirty years, as well as the importance of traditional knowledge in solving the climate crisis. Aulani explained,
“whatever indigenous community you talk to, they look at things three, four, seven, a hundred generations out. We think about quarterly returns; we think about four-year political cycles. In that way, it’s really hard to then think generationally. But that’s where engagement of people with this kind of view is really important because it helps ask those questions that kick the tires on whether forever is really possible. Otherwise, you are not talking about forever, you are talking about a ribbon-cutting.”
She has so much insight that we had to keep going. We will bring you Part 2 on Monday!
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The earliest iteration of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was founded in 1977 to “defend, conserve and protect our ocean.” Meet three women, featured by Vogue, who are carrying out the organization’s mission: Eva Hidalgo: 31-year-old Spanish scientist who was part of the team that possibly identified a new […]
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer A bill sitting on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s desk could take away local government’s decision-making about their energy choices, including where to build large-scale solar arrays. The outcome will impact the historically Black town of Archer, where Origis Energy and Gainesville Regional Utilities want to build a 50-megawatt solar […]
The American Jobs Plan is an unmissable moment for communities across the country to address the legacy of urban freeways and set a new course for a more equitable future. It’s absolutely critical that as we begin to reimagine and build the transportation infrastructure of the 21st century that we do not repeat the mistakes […]
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