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Green Dreamer is a listener-supported, in(ter)dependent podcast exploring our paths to collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness *for all*. Curious to unravel the dominant narratives that stunt our imaginations, and called to spark radical dreaming of what could be, we share conversations with an ever-expanding range of thought leaders—each inspiring us to deepen and broaden our awareness in their own ways. Subscribe to the show to learn from our diverse gu ...
 
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In this episode, we welcome Nick Estes, a member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and co-founder of The Red Nation. Nick is a historian, journalist, and author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance. Together, we unravel the topics of why truth-seeking to better u…
 
In this episode, we revisit our past conversation with Charles Eisenstein, a public speaker and author of the books Climate — A New Story, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, The Ascent of Humanity, and Sacred Economics. Charles‘ work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, economics, spirituali…
 
How might we lean into appreciative inquiry in support of a cycle of healing? And what does it mean to view conflicts as potentials for collective breakthroughs? In this episode, we welcome Shilpa Jain, the Executive Director of YES! and a facilitator, author, and educator on topics including globalization, creative expressions, ecology, democratic…
 
What signs are there that the dominant culture has trended towards one of “choice paralysis”, with many stuck in “infinite browsing mode”? And how might encouraging people to commit—to causes, place, people, projects—support the societal transformation many deeply yearn for? In this episode, we welcome Pete Davis, a writer and civic advocate from F…
 
What are the differences between “food security”, “food justice”, and “food sovereignty”? And while food aid and soup kitchens play a critical role in the immediate term, how might they still help to uphold the same power dynamics that historically marginalized communities wish to compost? In this episode, we welcome Karen Washington, a farmer and …
 
How does viewing people as “contextual beings” help us to realize the systemic changes that need to be made? What does it mean to have spiritual and political praxis—to see the shortcomings of New-Age spirituality when practiced in silos? In this episode, we welcome Alnoor Ladha, the co-founder and Executive Director of The Rules and a board member…
 
If you’re looking to reduce your household carbon emissions, you really can’t go past installing a home solar photovoltaic system with battery storage. But with so many dealers and installers out there, and with such a high investment cost, where do you even start? In Part 1 of this Home Energy feature, Bernie Kelly from bidmysolar shared how home …
 
What does it mean to see the inflammation of our bodies and Earth as interconnected and as signals of what is wrong outside? How did the major philanthropies shape the field of modern medicine to privilege or devalue certain forms of knowledge? In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel, co-authors of Inflamed: Deep Medicine and …
 
If you’re looking to reduce your household carbon emissions, you really can’t go past installing a home solar photovoltaic system with battery storage. But with so many dealers and installers out there, and with such a high investment cost, where do you even start? In Part 1 of this Home Energy feature Bernie Kelly from bidmysolar shares how home s…
 
What is it that drives our individualistic pursuits for ethical purity? How do we embrace complicity as the starting point and begin to take responsibility for our messy histories? In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Alexis Shotwell, whose work focuses on complexity, complicity, and collective transformation. A professor at Carleton University, on…
 
If material, economic growth is merely an illusion within a closed-loop system, what does it mean to re-orient towards the growth of intimacy, depth, complexity, and diversity? What does "Indigenous thinking" mean, if not some monolithic, prescriptive way of seeing the world? In this episode, we welcome Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta, an academic, an arts cr…
 
How might we think and act differently if we recognized ourselves in our “Long Body”—seeing our continually transforming identities beyond our physical bodies into the past and the future? In the midst of an increasing loneliness epidemic, where so many feel disoriented, disassociated, and uprooted, how do we begin to regain a deep sense of belongi…
 
How might "eco-" or "ethical" certifications fall short of our hopes or expectations for what they mean and guarantee? What is it that leads many socially-driven food startups to become co-opted? In this episode, we welcome Errol Schweizer. Born in The Bronx, New York, Errol has over 25 years of experience in the food industry—from grill cook, stoc…
 
Why are the major social binaries inadequate in explaining the basis of our varied injustices? What is needed to translate our relational shifts from domination to partnerism into structural shifts in our societal configuration? In this episode, we welcome Dr. Riane Eisler, a systems scientist, futurist, attorney, and macro-historian whose research…
 
What does it mean that we have a crisis in form—that our problems go deeper than the visible systems we often attribute them to? What might we gain from surrendering human control and centrality, slowing down even as we feel increasing urgency to address social injustice and climate change? In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Bayo Akomolafe. Roote…
 
How does the dominant western society privilege certain ways of knowing over others—that may be critical to guiding our path to collective healing? How might we better understand the role of “safety” through the lens of connection phenomenology? In this episode, we're joined by Gabriel Kram, a connection phenomenologist, the Convener of the Restora…
 
Money does indeed make the world go round and the type of businesses that we invest in today creates the world of tomorrow. Notwithstanding, the corporate world has a huge role to play in shaping the kind of world we live in. The traditional mindset of corporates to maximise returns for shareholders is redundant and these days, only companies that …
 
How has modern water architecture changed our relationship with water? What are some success stories of resilience from communities pushing back against those attempting to privatize and monopolize control over water? In this episode, we speak with Karen Piper, the author of Cartographic Fictions, Left in the Dust, The Price of Thirst, and a memoir…
 
What is the Pyrocene, and why do we need to tell a new narrative around fire? How did colonial forms of conservation disrupt Indigenous cultural burning practices, increasing the likelihood of eruptive, destructive fires today? In light of wildfire season beginning again on the west coast of Turtle Island, we are resharing this pertinent conversati…
 
Oliver is an award-winning author, is studying Communications’ Journalism at University of Technology, Sydney and lives in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales Australia, an area ravaged by the horrendous 2019/2020 Black Summer bushfires. Shocked and traumatised by the destruction he witnessed during the fires, and deeply concerned about the impac…
 
What is “settler time” and what does it mean to queer temporality? How might an expansion of who we include as family and kin help us to reimagine alternative ways of governance—beyond it taking the form of something outside and on top of, rooted in domination and control, and upholding the constructed boundaries between “the private” and “the publ…
 
What are some of the distinctive qualities of supremacist cultures—as opposed to liberatory ones? And if liberatory cultures do not have an inherent interest in dominating and overpowering, would it have what it takes to overtake power-hungry supremacist societies? Daniel Lim is a queer, Chinese-Burmese social change maker. He founded Daniel Lim Co…
 
How can non-Native peoples engage with Indigenous cuisines in ways that are rooted in reciprocity and respect? How can people connect with and help to revitalize Native ingredients and foodways? Brian Yazzie, also known as Yazzie the Chef (Diné/Navajo), is from Dennehotso, Arizona, and based out of Saint Paul, MN. Yazzie has a degree of Associate i…
 
How is mapping for abundance an act of defiance against cartographies of capital and commodification? How might shifting away from a worldview of scarcity to one of abundance manifest greater societal, cultural, and systemic transformations? In this episode, we welcome Candace Fujikane, co-editor of a special issue of Amerasia Journal, Whose Vision…
 
Dr Marji is a coral reef scientist who aims to teach kids around the world about the climate crisis through interactive play and art. Marji meets kids at their level with play dough and LEGO and isn’t afraid to dress up as a coral polyp or penguin to help get the important message of the climate crisis across to young inquisitive minds. Dr Marji al…
 
What does it mean to shift our ways of addressing ecological imbalances and diseases from antibiotic to probiotic? How are large-scale rewilding projects in the west related to biodiversity loss and land conversion in the ‘developing’ countries where food production is increasingly outsourced to? In this episode, we welcome Jamie Lorimer, a Profess…
 
What harms do saviorist narratives perpetuate through voluntourism and heropreneurship—when they hold the intentions of doing good? How does the dichotomy of the Global North and Global South reinforce certain ideologies around societal progress? In this episode, we welcome Manpreet Kaur Kalra, a social impact advisor, educator, and activist workin…
 
What does it mean for the world of conservation to see forest ecosystems as complex, sentient, and intelligent? How have the reductive tools of Western science been limiting in our abilities to fully understand the relationships within forests—as well as our human relationships with them? In this episode, we are honored to welcome Suzanne Simard Ph…
 
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