INTRODUCING THE 2018 SHADES OF GREEN PODCAST SERIES

What is environmental justice? And what could it look like here? The follow-up to the 2016 Shades of Green interview series is coming on February 1st.

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Justice in Public: Reconciliation, Reparations and the Decolonized Future

https://soundcloud.com/sadie-beaton/justice-in-public-reconciliation-reparations-and-the-decolonized-future What will Mi'kma'ki look and feel like when environmental justice is achieved? Over the last couple of years, we've asked this question to dozens of people working on the front lines of these movements. Because it turns out that environmental justice is not just about dismantling systems of oppression like colonial and white supremacy. It … Continue reading Justice in Public: Reconciliation, Reparations and the Decolonized Future

Listen Up: Building Relationships Across Difference in the Environmental Movement

https://soundcloud.com/sadie-beaton/listen-up When it comes to environmental justice, are environmental organizations listening? Are we willing to change in the ways that we are being asked? Environmental justice movements define our environment more broadly than the mainstream environmental movement, recognizing the interconnectedness of the social and ecological crises we are facing. Centring the voices of Black, Indigenous … Continue reading Listen Up: Building Relationships Across Difference in the Environmental Movement

Anti-black Racism in Nova Scotia: A #CBCFacingRace Townhall

Shades of Green has a case of laryngitis and needs to rest her voice this week. There will be no new podcast episode until next week. Fortunately, CBC's The Current has just released a special edition from a town hall exploring anti-black racism in Nova Scotia, including environmental racism,  gentrification, and violence against women. It … Continue reading Anti-black Racism in Nova Scotia: A #CBCFacingRace Townhall

"We Are All Treaty People" Strawbale House Resisting Alton Gas (photo by Sadie Beaton)

Peace, Friendship and Environmental Justice: The Alton Gas Resistance

https://soundcloud.com/sadie-beaton/peace-friendship-and-environmental-justice "We are all Treaty people." It's a phrase we're hearing more often these days. But what does it really mean, here in Mi'kma'ki? And what does it have to do with environmental justice? Most settlers don't think about the Treaties much. Even here in unceded Mi'kmaq territory, many of us imagine them as one-time … Continue reading Peace, Friendship and Environmental Justice: The Alton Gas Resistance

Toxic Legacy: Setting a Context for Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia

https://soundcloud.com/sadie-beaton/ep2-shadesofgreenv2 Why are there so many garbage dumps close to African Nova Scotian communities? Why do Mi'kmaq communities experience food insecurity on their unceded territory? Who defines what counts as environmental racism? The roots of environmental racism run pretty deep in Nova Scotia.  About 500 years deep. On this episode of Shades of Green, we … Continue reading Toxic Legacy: Setting a Context for Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia

What is the environment and where is the justice?

https://soundcloud.com/sadie-beaton/what-is-the-environment-and-where-is-the-justice What is environmentalism? What do we mean when we talk about “the environment” here on unceded Mi'kmaq territory? Who defines what's included in that meaning, and what's left out?  At Shades of Green, these juicy questions have led to... well, more questions. The Canadian Encyclopedia tells us that the environmental movement got started in the … Continue reading What is the environment and where is the justice?

Sudha Nandagopal

Sudha Nandagopal oversees Seattle’s new environmental justice initiative — one of the only examples of its kind in the country. As program director, she convenes a working group that represents the interests of people of color, immigrants, refugees, and low-income and limited-English individuals in the face of environmental decision-making. Part of this work has been … Continue reading Sudha Nandagopal

Silver Donald Cameron

One of Canada's most versatile, experienced and busy, professional authors, Dr. Silver Donald Cameron is the Host and Executive Producer of TheGreenInterview.com, an environmental website devoted to in-depth conversations with thinkers and activists who are leading the way to a sustainable future. Interviewees have included green giants like Vandana Shiva, Farley Mowat, Robert Bateman, Jane … Continue reading Silver Donald Cameron

Catherine Martin and Natalie Clifford, pt 1

A member of Millbrook First Nation in Truro, Catherine Martin is an independent film producer, director, writer, facilitator, communications consultant, community activist, teacher, drummer, and the first female Mi’kmaw filmmaker from the Atlantic region. She also holds the Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. Catherine’s daughter Natalie Clifford is a lawyer … Continue reading Catherine Martin and Natalie Clifford, pt 1

WELCOME TO SHADES OF GREEN

Hello and Welcome! This website is here to share an exploration of "environmental justice" in Nova Scotia, part of the unceded territory of Mi'kma'ki. This exploration is part of a case study being compiled as part of, Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) case study at Ecology Action Centre (EAC), a non-governmental environmental organization (ENGO) based in Halifax, … Continue reading WELCOME TO SHADES OF GREEN

Mark Leeming

Mark Leeming is an historian, born in Pictou County, Nova Scotia and holds degrees from StFX, McMaster and Dalhousie. He is a recent SSHRC postdoctoral fellow through Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he studied the intellectual history of radical environmental ethics. He has published on the history of environmental protest music, on anti-nuclear activism and … Continue reading Mark Leeming

James Desmond

James Desmond lives in the small African Nova Scotian Community of Lincolnville and is a founding member of the Lincollnville Reserve Land Voice Council. James has been fighting on behalf of his community for over forty years, ever since an unlined and unwanted dump was sited there without community consent back in the early 1970s. … Continue reading James Desmond