How are we creating systems that are non-disposable when Black people are seen as disposable, as waste? Contrary to the mainstream definition, “sustainability” is an inherently Black, Brown, and Indigenous regenerative mechanism for living and engaging with nature that is grounded in ancestral relationship with the Earth and has evolved into resisting colonial structure so that we can find well-being, joy and ultimately healing.” Whitney McGuire and Dominique Drakeford, co-Founders of Sustainable Brooklyn, speak to Rev Yearwood about how the traditional sustainability movement has contributed to the erasure and omission of Black cultural and political contributions.
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