Hi folks, forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong place - I am trying to spread the word about this movement. The idea is to allow folks to start these camps wherever they are and use regenerative methods (including permaculture) to restore landscapes.
Earth Muffins Unite lol.....seriously, thanks for the video link, I enjoyed the positive spin on taking action for the ecosystems. It reminds me of a few things, such as deep ecology and rewilding. Ive long dreamed of being a defender and restorer of the Earth. I like that they spoke about it being healing for the humans involved as well as the Earth.
It’s interesting that some of the most intact and unmolested Earth is now owned by millionaires and billionaires. Ordinary people are scrabbling to subsist while utilizing and enabling commodification of the Earth. I live on a working farm on the urban-rural interface and watch it everyday. It also reminds me of a talk, The Rural-Urban Interface, I attended with Wendell Berry and other notable authors. And another watchdog organization, Mangrove Action Network, covering another important interface. Mangroves are sometimes cleared for palm oil plantations and shrimp farming.
I remember talk about monetizing nature and bringing it into the capitalistic system. A frog would be worth $289 in ecological services I remember reading somewhere. Capitalism needs to continue to evolve.
What about camps of national service personnel?. We have Americorps and Washington Conservation Corps now but I’m thinking of a much bigger program. Gap year people between high school and college could learn healthy and positive skills while regreening the Earth. Maybe be rewarded with college money. I think that’s how Americorp works but it seems much too underfunded and small to me. We need something big IMHO.
It also reminds me of a person in Bangladesh who saved a huge island from being washed away by the floods by planting thousands of trees. And another person who swims around in the Nigerian delta planting mangroves. And of course, The Man Who Planted Trees, was in Portugal if memory serves.
I love the idea of grassroots camp actions too. So what is the wave of the future. Extinction Rebellion?