An Anthology of the Anthropocene.
Podcast Research, Scriptwriting, Outreach
Podcast Production & Editing
Founder, Executive Director, Podcast Host
Post-graduation dividends, from her early career allowed Young to conserve 500 acres of coast redwood and salmon habitat in Northern California, where she has been living for over five years. Living for the first years, in a tent with no electricity or running water while she established a homestead, and broke ground on a native species nursery and research center.
A budding filmmaker, Young is no stranger to the medium having spent her childhood as a prolific working actor, working alongside the likes of Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep. Young’s debut film, When Old Growth Ends is an ode to the complex interweaving of the irreplaceable Tongass National Forest during its last stand as a distinctly wild place in Southeast Alaska. As Director, Producer, Narrator and Featured Cast Member of the film, Young wore many hats in midwifing this compelling and poetic story of struggle and beauty surrounding the Tongass National Forest.
Young leans into her vast experience on the other side of the camera, along with her intersectional approach to ecological restoration to guide her process as the Founder and Executive Director of millennial media organization and nonprofit For The Wild. Learning deeply from the critical dialogue she’s shared with over 100 guests on the For The Wild podcast, including Chris Hedges, Sylvia Earle, Vandana Shiva, Jill Stein, Winona La Duke, Terry Tempest Williams and other thought leaders (including some of the brightest activists, political thinkers, and scientific minds of our time) Young approaches her mission with For The Wild with critical thinking, deep reverence and artistry.
Carter Lou McElroy
Alongside this work, she also writes & produces multimedia artwork under the moniker "Cyotē".
Graphics & Website Design
Alongside her work in the visual communication field, Erica writes poetry, binds books by hand under the name LoomBound, and finds self-care and silent refuge in her practice of tea ceremony. She shares bookbinding skills with others and urges participants to contemplate their impact on the environment, to honor those who have come before, and to choose environmentally-supportive practices. At the heart of Erica's offerings resides an unwavering reverence for Nature paired with a fierce will to protect plants, animals, & places still wild.
Erica tends home with her family along the forested tidelines of Cascadia in unceded Coast Salish Territory.
Digital Community Organizing
As the current Youth Voice Amplifier at Seeding Sovereignty, she aims to put media tools in the hands of young people of color wishing to take charge of the narratives surrounding their personal journeys, indigenous landscapes, and traditions. She volunteers as the Youth Director for the International Indigenous Youth Council, which is comprised of young movement leaders from across Turtle Island who helped to lead the indigenous occupation of treaty territories and waterways in Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline.
Eryn is most passionate about young people and plants, and tries to spend her free time surrounded by both. Ensuring a future, and a living, sustainable environment for generations to come is a duty and responsibility to her, and she focuses the traditional teachings of her foremothers on the intersectional challenges faced by the prodigies she works with. She aims to do all her work in homage to her ancestors whose resistance ensured her existence. She is a human being, just like you.
Podcast Research, Scriptwriting, Outreach
Podcast Research, Scriptwriting, & Outreach
Tongass Campaign Director
Jade currently produces multimedia for the Indigenous Environmental Network. She has worked with grassroots and Indigenous communities, from Standing Rock to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the Arctic to the Southwest. She is also a facilitator and trainer in anti-oppression work.
Business Development, Media, Partnerships
Digital Community Organizer and Content Creator
Suzanne worked alongside the Ogoni People and British-Nigerian artist Sokari Douglas-Camp to send a life-size bus sculpture to Nigeria for the 20th anniversary of the execution of the Ogoni 9 and Ken Saro-Wiwa. Her corporate and financial campaigning most recently challenged the insurance industry on their underwriting of highly polluting coal projects and tar sands projects. Suzanne has worked as a media consultant to support the Indigenous Environmental Network to secure international media during the COP21 and COP23 climate negotiations and continues to work as a media consultant to centre frontline Indigenous voices in the climate movement globally. She was a part of the Art Not Oil coalition for 6 years challenging BP and Shell's corporate sponsorship in the arts and then went on to complete a Master of Arts in Social Sculpture in Oxford to address the lack of representation and on-going white supremacy in climate justice movements using creative strategies. She has written multiple articles on the subject, most notably in the Guardian. She has lectured at Oxford University on white supremacy in environmentalism and has offered creative strategy workshops to decolonise activism and to find pathways to re-centre indigenous, black, POC and frontline voices and strategies in the movement for a decade. She is currently working as creative director, producer and interdisciplinary artist in Amsterdam exploring biophilia, biognosis & getting back to studying herbalism which first connected her to the communities she has been working alongside.