When facing environmental crises, why do some people bear more burdens than others? In collaboration with the Environment and Society Portal at the Rachel Carson Center, Seeing the Woods has contributed to the compilation of a digital resource page and blog series on topics of environmental justice.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed many of our daily routines and social practices. This series responds to diverse topics exposed by the pandemic—our treatment of animals, our relationships with the more-than-human world, and the unequal impact on much of the world’s poor.
Antarctica is an ideal place for reflection on our place, purpose, and impact on the planet. It set the scene for the research we undertook through group autoethnography. We captured what it was like to be on the ice—through our senses, in our shoes, with our minds.
By Teresa Millesi
Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on Indigenous groups in Latin America, especially in Brazil, where the president Jair Bolsonaro has downplayed its severity, with his ministers calling it an “opportunity” for illegal logging in the Amazon. Horrifying videos of hospital corridors lined with corpses and pictures of mass graves in Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, are a shocking indicator of the toll the pandemic has taken on Brazil and its people.
By Melissa Haeffner
Growing up in a small suburb in the United States, my dream was to move to the big city, to agilely navigate through shoulder-to-shoulder masses of humanity and revel in the clashes between cultures. I didn’t pay attention to the “environment” or “nature,” and it was not a central part of my sociology studies in college.