This episode is part 2 of my interview with Brandy Montague from her podcast, For Animals For Earth. In this half of the interview, I shared a bit of advice for travelers looking to visit impact centers as guests, volunteers, digital nomads, or students. In the end, we’re all really students!
Brandy asked me to share a description of what it might be like to visit a place like mine. I freely shared some of the comforts along with several of the discomforts that one might expect as part of the package, from composting toilets, harvesting food, being in close proximity to many people for an extended period, and even some thoughts around our conditioned fears around bugs and snakes.
When asked, “What’s the one thing that people can do to make a positive impact on the world?” I get into the importance of being a conscious consumer and supporting businesses that approach their products and services with social and environmentally ethical practices as a priority.
If you get anything out of this conversation, you get a peek at me speaking a bit more raw and uncensored than you will in most of my interviews with others. I strongly believe that we need to take personal responsibility for our daily decisions and the affect they have on the whole. I also believe that we’ll do well to take the permaculture principles beyond land management and apply them as tools to examine ourselves, our business practices, and our connection to the human condition.
If you appreciate Brandy’s sense of curiosity and enthusiasm for learning about change makers and what they’re doing. Consider adding her podcast to your subscription list to learn more about what other humans are doing to be a benefit for animals and for the earth.
Resources I mentioned:
- My free eBook: Permaculture Lifestyle Explained: The Eco-Enthusiast’s Guide to Efficient Living
- Directory of Impact Centers: https://numundo.org
- Directory of Intentional Communities: https://ic.org
- Directory of Ecovillages: https://ecovillage.org/
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Music: Rite of Passage by Kevin MacLeod
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