To make this feel like a real community, let's introduce ourselves.
Me: I’m a nature-loving fitness freak, a husband and father of two daughters, budding artists and activists. We live, work and play in and around Vancouver, the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Say hi if you see us on the trails or slopes!
I believe in a better world, and that science can play an important role to enable that—if we engage directly and differently.
Here's the longer story of my path to CoSphere. In short, I have been pushing for a sustainable future in all kinds of policy circles. But now I firmly believe that none of those can yield justice and sustainability without a groundswell of effective action—a collaboration rooted in science to leverage all the elements of transformative change.
Links: CHANS lab at UBC; my lab’s blog (CHANS Lab Views); publications on Google Scholar; on LinkedIn; on Twitter; on EarthNet.
I am Eloise, my Great Aunty Rosie mentioned your platform and I just had to check it out. I love its purpose and I cannot wait to see what its future holds. I am in my final year at the University of Plymouth studying Marine Biology and I am extremely passionate about the environment, but often find it hard on where to start when it comes to activism/making a change. So hopefully your platform can point me in the right direction. 😊
I also agree that science can play an important role in enabling the necessary change for a better world. However, I'm wondering what your thoughts are on an over-reliance on science versus other ways of knowing, and how to move forward with recognizing and incorporating multiple ways of knowing if science is continued to be placed in the central role. Where do you think we can make space for this in the push towards transformative change?