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Persephone Wong
Sep 23, 2022
In General Discussions
My vision for the future involves a reconstruction of the systems that we operate under to contain renewed relationships with the way we see value in the world. This could push resources from the environment to be properly distributed to people who interact and have a relationship with the environment. This could be achieved by governments minimizing the emphasis on large corporations' views and perspectives and such issues and focusing on the people living in those communities. I believe that it's fair to be unfair to corporations as they play a large role in the exploitation of these ecosystems.
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Persephone Wong
Sep 16, 2022
In #UnleashValues
My vision for a positive future is that we have a society that isn’t programmed for over-consumption and that it is no longer associated with happiness and self-fulfillment. An ideal future would be one where capitalism is not the dominating system that promises technological solutions that do nothing but increase efficiency without confronting how humans consume. The act of consumption should be de-emphasized. I value the labor and materials used to produce are sourced ethically and not designed to be the maximization for profit. I also value self-fulfillment as being less related to materialism. I think this vision that consists of these values would be achieved by rethinking and reconstructing our society's relationship with capitalism by limiting the amount of influence that corporations have on governments and people as a whole. There has been a widespread commitment to fostering overconsumption in our society and it needs to stop not only for the environment but for ourselves. I personally try to do this in my personal life by starting movements or creating art that reflects these values so that I can portray this ideology to a wider spectrum of people. A lot of what we put into the cultural space (particularly from major corporations) are calls to buy more, spend more, and think that it makes a difference.
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Persephone Wong
Sep 14, 2022
In Member Introductions
This message is my introduction to my enrollment from ENVR430 at UBC. I am excited at this opportunity to learn how to foster real sustainable change. I am currently a 4th year biology student at UBC with a focus and specialization in Ecology and the environment. I hope to use the scientific concepts and theories that I've learned from my education and begin to understand how to enact changes socially through a more policy-orientated lens. I believe that this course will be a good bridge between activism and academia, by not only using what we understand about the environment, but the people and community around us. I hope #unleashvalues serves as a record and forum for this journey towards diagnosing sustainability problems, developing effective solutions, and designing systems that properly represent our values.
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