Enjoy this new podcast, hosted by Joe Culhane: ESD, Sustain Me!, based in Portland, Oregon, through the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN). It focuses on #ESDfor2030, a decade long framework and effort supported by UNESCO, calling on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to help achieve Agenda 2030 and the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations. It explores education through all mediums of teaching and learning, well beyond just traditional formal academic outlets, with local and regional stories, and throughout the world.
Roberta Eaglehorse-Ortiz, is a Member of the Oglala-Lakota Yomba-Shoshone Tribe And enrolled in the Lower Brule Souix Tribe, she’s the founding Farmer of Wombyn’s Wellness Garden, and previous Executive Director and Full Circle Doula for the Oregon Inter-Tribal Breastfeeding Coalition which she also helped create. She’s a mother, a daughter, a wife, an herbalist, farmer, friend, educator, activist and oh so much more.
To be fair, we should give thanks to this precious planet Earth every day. But today, April 22nd, in the year 2020, we mark the 50th Anniversary of our global Earth Day celebrations. It’s 2:22 in the afternoon and there’s something about all those 2’s that I’m tickled by. 4/22/2020 at 2:22pm. That seems potent, or just fun to look at anyway. And, this is Episode number 2 so there’s that, too…
The episode is 22 minutes recognizing Earth Day and reflecting on where we are today.
The episode is an introduction to what this podcast will be about and features an interview with Mak Porotesano, a 2nd generation American Samoan, who is the Sylvania Campus Multicultural Center Coordinator of Portland Community College. Porotesano is also an elder council member of Pacific Climate Warriors
and 350 Pacific
, he also has a hand in several other organizations as well and was slated to be the keynote speaker of the GPSEN 2020 Sustainability Symposium
, until COVID-19 happened and the in person event was cancelled (along with life as we knew it…). We talk about that and more in the episode. Come tune in, won’t you?