Imagine 2200, plus BoomForest redux, and climate champs–Green 2.0.
Imagine 2200, BoomForest Redux, Climate Champs–Green 2.0
Back in 2021, the Fix, a subsidiary of Grist.org, launched a short story contest, Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors. Writers from across the globe engaged their imaginations in discovering intersectional worlds of generational healing and community-based solutions.
The Fix encouraged entrants to envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress. The three winning stories and nine finalists create intersectional worlds in which no community is left behind. Whether built on abundance or adaptation, reform or a new understanding of survival, these stories provide flickers of hope, even joy, and serve as a springboard for exploring how fiction can help create a better reality.
They bring new perspectives to the vital genre of climate fiction, with short stories that offer visions of abundance, adaptation, reform, and hope. Join us in celebrating an uprising of imagination with 12 stirring, surprising, and expansive looks at a future built on sustainability, inclusivity, and justice.
If you’re a fan of solar punk, you’re sure to enjoy some of these. Check out the winners and finalists by clicking on the link in the Deeper Dive section of this story at theclimate.org/episodes.
DEEPER DIVE: Imagine 2200, Grist, The Fix, Solar Punk
Last week, The Climate Daily reported on the Paris, France-based Miyawaki Method foresting company, BoomForest. While some listeners praised us for extolling the virtues of how that company is treating the Miyawaki Method as open source software, and elevating its egalitarian instincts, they also chided Jeffrey for not talking about any of the mini-forest projects BoomForest actually worked on.
Fair point. So here they are. The first project began back in 2016. Thanks to the 2016 edition of the Paris Participative Budget , Boomforest obtained the permit to plant the first Miyawaki forest in Paris in March 2018 on an embankment of the peripheral boulevard. Called Boomforest #1: Porte de Montreuil, in Paris’s 20th district (arrondisement).
In November 2019, Thanks to the trust established between the association and the City of Paris, Boomforest planted a new mini-forest around the ring road, near Porte des Lilas, also in Paris’s 20th. In 2020, Boomforest #3 bloomed in Paris’s 17th arrondissement (inner Paris), AND in a process of joint and crossed participations, Boomforest took part in projects with other local associations to germinate two additional projects:
it reforested a small wasteland in the continuity of the shared garden laid out by the Les Hauts de Malesherbes neighborhood association; And on the campus of the University of Nanterre , partnering with the student association LABEESS. In 2021, the First planting of the association in the Val d’Oise, the Boomforest #5: Bois de Cergy, Cergy-Pontoise experiment was carried out in a small clearing in the Bois de Cergy, in order to observe how a dense planting with the Miyawaki method can be integrated into an existing wood. Most recently, 2021, Boomforest #6 was planted in: Parc de Parilly, in Lyon
DEEPER DIVE: BoomForest, Urban Forests, YouTube, SugiProject, Urban Forests Report
CLIMATE CHAMPIONS, GREEN 2.0
People of color are the most impacted by environmental problems and the least represented in positions of power. So, in the 21st century, the success of environmental causes will be based on our ability to transform them into more just, inclusive, and relevant organizations and movements. And that’s why Green 2.0 was founded. They call themselves “watchdogs for inequality in the environmental sector.”
According to Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, “It’s critical that communities of color are represented at both the staff and leadership level in environmental organizations, and in foundations that can fund and empower community-led groups burdened by pollution and the climate crisis. Regular updates on the diversity of the environmental movement brings transparency and accountability inside and outside environmental organizations. It’s critical for a more inclusive and equitable movement.”
Their motto is, ” We believe lasting environmental change starts with every voice being heard.” Why does Green 2.0 matter to us? The
Green 2.0 Pay Equity Pledge. It’s a campaign to increase pay equity for people of color—particularly women of color—in environmental organizations. The pledge asks environmental organizations to take the critical step of reviewing the wages of their staff.
DEEPER DIVE: Green 2.0