Future Ecologies

Future Ecologies

Future Ecologies is a podcast about relationships: between, within, amongst, and all around us. Made for audiophiles and nature lovers alike, every episode is an invitation to see the world in a new light – set to original music & immersive soundscapes, and weaving together interviews with expert knowledge holders.

FE4.2 - Terminal
04-03-2022
FE4.2 - Terminal
At the heart of the Salish Sea lies the Fraser River Estuary: home to over half of the population of the Province of British Columbia, thousands of endemic species, and one world-famous pod of orcas. But as the human population of the region has grown, wildlife populations — including salmonids, orcas, and over 100 species at risk — have been plummeting. As economic imperatives press up against ecological thresholds, a mega-project that has been in development for over a decade is poised to further alter the character of the estuary, with massive implications for the health of Salish Sea and its many residents. In this episode, we ask: can we find ways to hear each other through all the noise? – – – For lots of photos, transcripts, citations, musical credits, and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority's responses to our questions, head to (www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-4-2-terminal) For more information on how to take action on the (RBT2 public comment period) (open until March 15, 2022), see (Raincoast Conservation’s guide) – – – Future Ecologies is independent and ad-free. This podcast is possible thanks to our (supporters on Patreon) Join our community of supporting listeners for access to early releases, a rad discord server, and more ✨ ( ✨ If you'd prefer to support the show with a one-time donation, you can do so at ( if you can't support the show financially, you can always leave us a nice rating (or even a review) wherever you listen. We post our favourites at ( 💖
Future Ecologies presents: Race Against Climate Change
24-11-2021
Future Ecologies presents: Race Against Climate Change
We're featuring another guest episode. This time, from Canada's National Observer: a new podcast called Race Against Climate Change Episode 1 – How We Eat SUMMARY: Everybody’s gotta eat, but who’s feeding us, and what else are we eating up along the way? In this episode we chew on the ways our food affects our climate, and what can be done about it. Professor and author Lenore Newman discusses food security and this summer’s heat dome with National Observer founder Linda Solomon Wood. Plus, the surge in regenerative farming in Canada, and a future of real beef with no real cows. Yes, you read that right. GUESTS: ●     Robyn Bunn, (Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture) ●     Fawn Jackson, climate lead for the (Canadian Cattlemen’s Association) ●     Karen Ross, director of (Farmers for Climate Solutions). ●     Lenore Newman, (Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute and Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley) ●     Isha Datar, ( Executive Director of New Harvest) Find more episodes of Race Against Climate Change wherever you enjoy podcasts, or on their website: (nationalobserver.com/podcast/race-against-climate-change) (where transcripts are also available) – – – Support Future Ecologies Season 4 for as little as $1/month to get access to our rad discord server and other fun perks: (patreon.com/futureecologies) Browse our episode archive and explore our website: (futureecologies.net) Say hi to us on social media: (Twitter), (Instagram), (Facebook), (iNaturalist)
FE3.10 - Goatwalker: An Open Wound (Part 4)
04-08-2021
FE3.10 - Goatwalker: An Open Wound (Part 4)
What is a border? Is it simply an edge: a sharp transition between one state and another? Or does it stretch beyond a single dimension, warping land and people through a self-perpetuating 'otherness'? In this final chapter of Goatwalker, we uncover the ties that bind ecosystems, identities, and communities of all sorts – migrant or otherwise. We'll walk a path to restorative justice: a way to foster new livelihoods through conservation programs and the many uses of an oft-overlooked keystone species of the desert southwest. Rigid borders are a foundational source of inequity. For as long as they persist, we face a growing need to care for the earth and for each other: to discover our own capacity for Sanctuary. From Future Ecologies, this is Goatwalker, Part Four: An Open Wound. --- Before this episode, we suggest you start with Part One of this series: (On Errantry) And then listen to Part Two: (Sanctuary) And then Part Three: (Saguaro Juniper) --- For musical credits, citations, and more, go to (futureecologies.net/listen/fe-3-10-goatwalker-pt4-an-open-wound) Help make Season 4 our best yet: Support the show and join our Patreon community at (patreon.com/futureecologies) --- As of August 2021, Jim Corbett’s "Goatwalking" has been re-issued in a new 2nd edition. (You can purchase a hard copy or an e-book here) A 2nd edition of "Sanctuary for All Life" is also now available from Cascabel Books on (Amazon) or (Barnes and Noble)
FE3.8 - Goatwalker: Sanctuary (Part 2)
02-06-2021
FE3.8 - Goatwalker: Sanctuary (Part 2)
In the early 1980s, the outbreak of civil war across Central America forced unprecedented numbers of refugees to seek asylum in the United States, putting the recently passed 'Refugee Act' of 1980 to the test. There was just one catch: the Reagan Administration was providing funding to right-wing governments that most of these refugees were fleeing. As a result, Central American refugees making the dangerous journey to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands were being intercepted, denied asylum, and summarily deported. As this crisis unfolded, a ragtag group of self-proclaimed 'goatherds errant', led by philosopher-turned-rancher Jim Corbett, took it upon themselves to enact U.S. immigration law at the grassroots level. In so doing, they sparked a national movement that continues to the present day, turning the concept of 'civil disobedience' upside-down. This is the story of the Sanctuary movement – the 2nd part of a 4-part series. From Future Ecologies, this is Goatwalker, Part Two: Sanctuary. 👉 (We suggest you start with Part One of this series) 👈 – – – For musical credits, citations, and more, (click here.) (Support the show and join our Patreon). We've got bonus episodes, stickers, patches, and a rad discord community. – – – As of August 2021, Jim Corbett’s "Goatwalking" has been re-issued in a new 2nd edition. (You can purchase a hard copy or an e-book here) A 2nd edition of "Sanctuary for All Life" is also now available from Cascabel Books on (Amazon) or (Barnes and Noble)