What is our generation’s responsibility to future generations? How does local self-determination, national security, energy demand, and conservation of biological and natural resources interface with the changing natural world? Can we be in dialogue with the Earth, with particular landscapes and other beings, to cultivate a deeper and more meaningful collaboration for sustainability?
Sustainability, understood as the conditions under which all people can thrive in the long term, takes shape in many different forms, both in policy and in on-the-ground lived realities of the fallouts, for better or for worse, of those plans. As a researcher, I am interested in how sustainability becomes the subject of contestation in activist campaigns, in people’s everyday lives, and as it marks landscapes.