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Alberta Oil Sands Fly-Over: We Can Do Better

2012/06/14

We can do better.

Let’s honour past, present and future generations.

It’s time for cleaner options for energy production.

Singer-songwriter Jennifer Berezan, eco-philosopher Joanna Macy and Catholic activist Anne Symens-Bucher flew over the Alberta’s oil/tar sands. In response to the experience, Jennifer, singer songwriter native to Alberta, wrote “My Memory Forever”, expressing her deep concern regarding oil sands expansion across Canada’s Boreal Forest:

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Many thousands of people around the world have participated in Dr Joanna Macy’s workshops and trainings. Now 83 she continues her work helping people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world, as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth.

More links:

JoannaMacy.net

Jennifer Berezan:  www.edgeofwonder.com

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 2012/06/17 3:27 am

    To watch this video and then hear our government talk about “responsible development”, “sustainable energy source” and “ethical oil” makes me want to break something. And yet, at the same time, I feel completely incapable of doing anything about the Tar Sands…

  2. 2012/06/17 9:23 am

    I understand your feelings completely, JP. Remember, though, that you aren’t responsible for changing the Tar Sands on your own (in fact, there are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people already working on changing it). What you are responsible for is doing what you can, using the skills and talents you have, in whatever way inspires you and feeds your spirit, to present an alternative way of being in the world.
    Never underestimate the power of one person taking a stand, and living out their truth. And remember, you are not alone! If you haven’t seen this Paul Hawken address to Bioneers, I highly recommend it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1fiubmOqH4

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