245: Tia Nelson, part 1: Earth Day

November 15, 2019 by Joshua
in Podcast

One of my main goals for this podcast is to bring people who love acting on one’s environmental values, seeing stewardship not as an obligation but as being a part of something greater than yourself, than any of us, benefiting everyone, and yourself.

As you’ll hear, Tia’s roots precede the first Earth Day. Her father started it. Despite so many problems remaining — basically all of them — she’s the opposite of jaded. She’s enthusiastic. Her joy, even in the face of setbacks, and as a democratic politician in Wisconsin, she’s faced big ones lately, tells me the joy anyone feels from nature — walks on the beach, picking apples, whatever you love about experiencing nature — is available to anyone.

In other words, if you act more, you’ll love it. As you’ll hear, you’ll very likely influence others, who will thank you.

I love hearing the transformation from talking about potential to determined action. I love hearing the transformation from talking about individual action in the abstract to individual action.</p>

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