Sep 23, 2022
In elementary school, I learned about the Seventh Generation Principle: it is a philosophy followed by the Haudenosaunee First Nations people where the environmental impacts of the decisions we make today should be considered up to seven generations in the future. For example, the extent of fishing in a season one year is limited by the need to maintain a viable population for the future. As far as I know, other First Nations peoples have similar values. So, this makes me question why the procedural dimension of justice in decision making that directly affects their communities is so often ignored. Is what’s socially just, specifically in these communities, not also ecologically just the majority of the time? So, the future I envision is one where the procedural dimension of justice is really emphasized and all involved individuals are represented in decision-making processes. I hope distributional and recognitional dimensions of justice will directly be more equitable as a result.
Sep 16, 2022
I envision a future where it is easy to make a conscious consumer choice; one where all consumers understand and care about the ethical and environmental practices behind the goods we purchase. Ideally, we can turn our economy into a circular one where things like second-hand clothing, recycling technology, and fixing what's broken before buying new become the norm. #UnleashValues
Sep 16, 2022
In Member Introductions
Hello! I’m Nina, a fourth year physics student enrolled in ENVR 430 at UBC. I look forward to learning more about what effective sustainable solutions exist and how they align with my own values. Oftentimes, I find approaches to the climate crisis unbelievably overwhelming, so hopefully the support and ideas from our community will encourage conversations that allow us all to be more vulnerable. #UnleashValues