Welcome to “The Change Makers” – our weekly video series.
In this series our Change Makers share their stories, their thoughts, their ambitions and their actions to leave the earth a better place – to be a Good Ancestor to future generations.
Our planet is experiencing catastrophic environmental harm and it requires us to Think Long Term, beyond our lifetimes, to evaluate our choices and to take actions to ensure a sustainable and healthy future for all.
The stories of those leading the change – The Change Makers – those thinking and acting with long-term vision, are inspirational.
Inspired, we can ask ourselves, “what can we do to be Better Ancestors?”
This week, Better Ancestors visits with the Sutro Stewards in San Francisco, California.
Your Better Ancestors team are inspired by the story of Mount Sutro and the blending of conservation, recreation and the concept of stewardship in an intense urban environment.
By mobilising volunteers to build trails, remove invasive species, and grow and establish native plants a formally severely degraded ecosystem is being restored.
And the lessons and learning that flows from the activity are found to be restorative and relevant to the day to day lives of the thousands of city residents who volunteer to help.
A co-benefit is people become informed of the challenges and the solutions we now grapple with having lived lives that push too close to planetary sustainability boundaries.
We wonder if Mount Sutro might be viewed as a mini-earth? The story of the Sutro Stewards then becomes part of the positive narrative for a thinking / acting long-term future – a future where our species is respectful of the natural world.
After all is said and done, it is the natural world which underpins all the life forces on our planet Earth.
As Hugh Wilson said in Episode One, “… It’s as existential as that”.
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Episode 33 premieres next week, Sunday 22nd August 2021.
The Change Makers
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