Episode 16

Wonder as the gateway to eco-reciprocity (ft. Haydn Washington, Ph.D.)

In this episode, I speak to Haydn Washington, environmental scientist and writer at the Institute of Environmental Studies at UNSW. His interests are sustainability (as a step toward regeneration), solutions to the environmental crisis, human dependence on nature, and humanity's denial of its problems. He is also keenly interested in wilderness and the 'sense of wonder' humanity feels towards nature. We discuss:

  • Thinking in terms of eco-reciprocity rather than sustainability,
  • Overcoming Nature Deficit Disorder through wonder and experience,
  • The politics of healing through small, meaningful steps.

This is the latest episode of a series that brings the voice of those outside K-12, opening up to the larger ecosystem where thinking, learning and action can contribute to the welfare of the bio-collective.

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Coconut Thinking
The Coconut Thinking podcast brings together educational provocateurs who are re-thinking school as a concept and a space.