Future Fossils

Ep. 50: AYANA YOUNG ON ECOLOGICAL ACTIVISM & LIVING FOR THE WILD
Future Fossils: Podcast Interview by Michael Garfield / DEC 5, 2017

We talk about:

  • Ayana’s transition from anonymous, germaphobic suburban consumer to restoration ecologist, activist, and dirt-working spokesperson for the world’s last remaining wilderness

  • Being a person of place and cultivating a personal relationship with our wild (and not-so-wild) lands

  • Love in a time of catastrophe and how to FEEL our impact on a planetary scale

  • What wilderness means in The Anthropocene and what ought to guide our decisions in restoration ecology (not just “restoring to 200 years ago” as if that’s the best goal)

  • Restoring not extinct ecosystems but biodiversity and resiliency

  • The joy of personal sacrifice to a cause and purpose greater than yourself

  • What inspires her to keep going against all obstacles to the Good Work

  • How to be an empowered activist and servant in love with life and your imperfect self

  • Picking yourself up after failure

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