The pandemic has shown that nature is our refuge in this time of crisis. The Center for Disease Control emphasizes being outdoors as the preferred way to avoid the virus if we must get together. But the reduction of transmissibility is not the sole benefit of being outdoors and in America’s wild places: Medical professionals recommend it for the mental, physical and emotional benefits. Tune in to the 31st episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3 pm EST as Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) discusses the Healing Power of the Great Outdoors with environmental diversity advocates Audrey and Frank Peterman of Diverse Environmental Leaders.
The big issues in all of these talks of climate science is getting people to realize that people of color are a major part of the global public which is being impacted by every decision that we make individually and collectively when it comes to healing the land or mistreating the land. We can no longer afford more of the latter!