Sep 23, 2022
A lot of environmental justice and reconciliation issues are overwhelming to think about as an individual. I really valued our discussion today in ENVR 430 about learning to parse out the three dimensions of (in)justice which has really helped me to think about and articulate the complexities of stories such as those of the fishing of halibut and the reintroduction of sea otters on the west coast of Canada. Knowing to look for distributional, procedural and recognitional injustices has given me a new way to look at and share my thoughts on these tough situations and I feel a lot more confident in participating in discussions with my peers and in online spaces related to these topics. I hope that going forward I can be much more active in seeking information and joining the discourse when it comes to ecological reconciliation.
Sep 16, 2022
My vision for a more positive future is one where we #slowdown and value the products and items that we consume. Our trend cycle is so fast right now and the pressure to keep up is strong. The change in fashion that used to be seen over a decade is now identifiable over the course of two years. I'd love to have pieces of clothing in my closet and cookware in my kitchen that I can enjoy for a long time and pass down as #heirlooms to my kids like my grandma has to me. I wish that going forward, we could encourage each other to consume #mindfully and popularize taking care of our things and being proud of #preserving them.
Sep 16, 2022
My name is Sofie and I'm a 5th year student in Biology at UBC. I am so excited to be enrolled in ENVR 430 this term and can't wait to learn more and take action towards sustainability! It is so motivating to be taking a class with so many like-minded individuals who are committed to supporting one another as we try to navigate and make a real difference when it comes to the complicated and overwhelming #climatecrisis. Acting alone can be isolating and intimidating, but #together we have the power to #amplify and #uplift one another on this shared journey!