We love the thoughtful analysis of nature, the environment, technology, food, sustainability & the questions being asked by Being Green While Black.
Inspiring Community: @beinggreenwhileblack says, “The thesis of BGWB: despite ‘nature’ (or space in general) historically being a tool for white supremacy, Black folks have always nurtured (and continue to nurture) loving relationships with the natural realm, and there's an archive of images that exemplifies those relationships. Over the past few months, it has been incredible to see support for BGWB's thesis swell.
With that swelling support, I've been thinking about how lucky I am to be a part of an incredible ecosystem of online (and offline) activists who are using the Internet to create space for critical, life-affirming, inclusive, and accessible dialogues intersecting nature, identity, power, oppression, and privilege. We're in an interesting moment that's seeing the rise of a kind of digital environmental activism. An activism that's innovating uses of technology that are not only transforming our digital landscapes, but our physical ones as well. That's some truly science fictional shit!
As this era of ‘futurist environmentalism’ continues, I have questions: how can we continue to innovate digital platforms to create a more diverse, equitable environmental/sustainability/food justice landscape? What're some ethical concerns to consider when intersecting tech and activism? How can we better archive this moment and also expand it? Who're some of your fave people doing ‘futurist environmentalism’?”
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