Our Environment

We are gloriously, inescapably earthbound and yet we disregard our home at our own peril.

Our world is calling out, louder than ever, to wake up, listen deeply, and come into the right relationship with our land to save what we have left and plant the seeds for a thriving future.

The truth is that climate action and sustainable stewardship of our natural resources are essential for our survival here on Earth.

We can no longer turn our heads and ignore what we don’t want to see. It’s time to change.

How will we honour and care for our Mother?

#STWEnvironment

We are gloriously, inescapably earthbound and yet we disregard our home at our own peril.

Our world is calling out, louder than ever, to wake up, listen deeply, and come into the right relationship with our land to save what we have left and plant the seeds for a thriving future.

The truth is that climate action and sustainable stewardship of our natural resources are essential for our survival here on Earth.

We can no longer turn our heads and ignore what we don’t want to see. It’s time to change.

How will we honour and care for our Mother?

#STWEnvironment

Our Environment Projects

Imperfect Eco-Hero Podcast

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Through the power of storytelling, the Imperfect Eco-Hero Podcast, based in Toronto, will connect and celebrate eco-heroes across the globe fighting the climate crisis, presenting stories that inspire and deepen our understanding and respect for the planet.

STONO (Previously funded 2022)

STONO is a concert-ritual exploring the 1739 Stono slave rebellion through the voices of its beyond-human participants: ancestors, water, mushrooms, guns, drums, the Kongolese Virgin Mary, and more. Rejecting the prevailing notion that Stono was a “failed” insurrection, this piece speculatively proposes outcomes that redefine success in ways that exceed racial politics and human temporality. Through songs, movement, and guided audience participation, STONO queers history to illuminate voices and strategies left out of written accounts. The show creates space to practice listening to and speaking with beyond-human entities, cultivating our capacity to learn from the greater worlds we sit within. Drawing on this wisdom, STONO is meant to inspire revolutionary action grounded in attention to physical and metaphysical concerns.

STONO

STONO is an interspecies performance in which participants are guided to explore the 1739 Stono Slave Rebellion through the voices of its beyond-human participants. This piece–and its accompanying educational modules–will animate radical Black histories in the Americas and offer a space for humans to better connect with the natural and spiritual entities that share our world.

Our Environment Resources

To Be A Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers

Winona LaDuke is a leader in cultural-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, sustainable food systems and Indigenous rights. To Be a Water Protector, explores issues that have been central to her activism for many years — sacred Mother Earth, our despoiling of Earth and the activism at Standing Rock and opposing Line 3.

Plastic China

Laughter of playing children echoes through vast rolling hills of plastic waste. This recycling plant is home to Pen and his daughter Yi Jie, who is desperate for an education; and boss Kun, determined to improve his family’s lot. Over time, one man moves closer to prosperity, whilst the other stagnates in poverty. This poetic doc exposes the lives of those on the fringes of global capitalist realities, a far cry from the communist dream.;

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Erosion: Essays of Undoing

We know the elements of erosion: wind, water, and time. They have shaped the spectacular physical landscape of our nation. Here, Williams bravely and brilliantly explores the many forms of erosion we face: of democracy, science, compassion, and trust. She examines the dire cultural and environmental implications of the gutting of Bear Ears National Monument—sacred lands to Native Peoples of the American Southwest; of the undermining of the Endangered Species Act; of the relentless press by the fossil fuel industry that has led to a panorama in which oil rigs light up the horizon.; And she testifies that the climate crisis is not an abstraction, offering as evidence the drought outside her door and, at times, within herself.