Della offered us Frederick Buechner’s quote, “...the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet” and related it to our job satisfaction, how we can become better environmental stewards, and regenerative economists as individuals.
Buzzwords in the environmental world keep evolving. Here is our list of top 10 sustainability terms you need to know.
10) Sustainability. At first, everything and anything related to the environment was “green.” Like most terms that go mainstream, it became overused. “Green” has now become “sustainable.” Sustainable systems seek to maintain and to not take away. However, we have discovered that sustainability is no longer enough—we need a more deliberate approach to combating climate change—now an ever-present force. We need to regenerate! Regeneration is the current way to describe how to not lose ground, better yet, how to revitalize and restore what is most needed in the fast-paced environmental movement.
No, I’m not retired!
Keeping a small mission-driven volunteer-led non-profit afloat has been a labor of love. Over the past twelve years, BAGT has given me the opportunity to constantly learn and be stimulated by changemakers and thought leaders I have met and worked with. But I also know that stepping back is my new reality. But when? How?
The idea for BAGT’s new Solutionaries Speak webcast series evolved from only educating our interns to sharing the actions of climate heroes with a wider online audience. Our new interview series highlights what these necessary and beneficial individuals and organizations are doing to promote healthy living practices, tackle issues to halt the climate crisis, and find positive solutions to urgent environmental problems.
We are currently lining up the same local partners we frequently visited when we conducted our pre-COVID in-person tours.
Never heard of a Resource Conservation District (RCD)?? These three letters carry huge importance. RCDs make up nearly 3,000 conservation district projects across the United States. They work directly with landowners to conserve and promote healthy soils, water, forests and wildlife. And so?
Our Journey to Virtual Programming
Like so many other businesses impacted by Covid-19, we discovered that we had two choices: 1) reinvent or 2) shutter. Obviously we chose to reinvent, or you wouldn’t be reading this!
We’ve spent the greater part of this year learning how to convert a local in-person-only tour organization into one offering a similar experience in the virtual world.
We decided to take on this significant challenge to pivot by creating virtual programs and offerings.