Maybe life feels so nuts—environmentally, politically, economically, culturally—you’re hitting the streets. Or hitting your head against the wall. WTF? What to do?
First, calm down and listen to this episode.
My guest, Stephanie Kaza, has been there and done that. She cut her teeth as a biologist and activist back when U.S rivers were on fire. She’s spent decades in Zen Buddhist practice. She’s professor emerita of environmental studies at the University of Vermont, where she guided their campus sustainability program. She’s got perspective, tools, and an activist heart that seeks to connect the dots and connect people. She’s written terrific books, including Mindfully Green. We chat about:
- The difference between choosing a green “lifestyle” and “lifeway”
- Epiphanies that can open our path
- Questions to ask if you want to get involved
- Acknowledging grief and other feelings emerging from our challenges
- The links between dualism and domination
- How practicing restraint builds our ethical strength
- The warrior mentality and the peacekeeper—and how to choose
Music in this episode is “The Kami of Fujiyama” by TALES from Pictures from Asia, used via a Creative Commons license.