Christine and Stephanie recount the madness of chaotic elections, the death of another Black man in Atlanta, our explorations into solar energy solutions, and, as always, what's going on in our gardens - including hummingbirds and foxes.
Stephanie and Christine talk about activism and how to have the stamina for sprints and marathons. They also talk about their next environmental challenge looking at solar power from all angles including DIY.
Christine and Stephanie hit the pause button the regular environmental challenge agenda to reflect on the racial turmoil across the country and how we, as white women can show up for people of color in a way that is de-centered, and meaningful. How and when do you stay in conversation with other white people in order to continue the work of dismantling systemic racism? How do you make the practice of dismantling systemic racism similar to the practice of brushing your teeth?
PODCASTERS FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN
We are united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.
We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.
We believe that Black lives matter.
We believe that Black lives are more important than property.
We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witness to it.
If you are able, please consider giving to:
**George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloydMinnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/Black Visions Collective: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/Black Lives Matter: https://www.Blacklivesmatter.comMinneapolis NAACP Branch: https://www.paypal.me/mplsnaacp4050B
Please also consider :
**Texting “Floyd” to 55156 to sign a petition a demand justice for George Floyd.
Signing up at Color of Change: https://colorofchange.org/ to be notified of more opportunities to take action.
In this episode, Christine and Stephanie take a step back to explore the need for rest and relaxation as we begin to open up the country again. How do we go on vacation while still respecting the environment and each other? How do we act in harmony with the communities/State Parks/National Parks we visit? Christine recommends some ways to follow legislation and stay engaged on issues we care about. Stephanie offers up a practice for cultivating patience.
This week Christine and Stephanie recount their Mother’s Day, while also calling the name of Maud Arbery and remembering (sort of) Julie Ward Howe and her vision of “Mothers’ Day”. They look at the national discourse around social distancing and returning to work. They talk about the systems in place that make the virus more dangerous for some communities than others and how to use activism and privilege to effect change. This week’s challenge is composting and looking ahead the plan is to come back next week with DIY solutions that are accessible to everyone.
In this episode, we take a look at the nature of trauma why we can’t remember what day it is. We pause to notice the changes – both good and bad – that quarantine life brought us. What incremental steps have we taken to manage in this environment and what to do we want to take with us when this is over?
Today we checked in and had a conversation about how it was going in the world of social distancing in regards to the environment, jobs, routines, bidets and poetry not porn. We talked about self-care & challenges until the next time we chat. Join us for some tea & conversation.
In this episode Christine and Stephanie practice physical and social separation podcasting from home. They talk finding the silver linings in time spent in isolation. Christine reports that her eco-friendly laundry sheets were a hit and Stephanie has a successful test of ACV hair rinses and a new brand of shampoo bars. The next challenge is really leaning in to being a good steward of existing resources at home rather than go to the store.
In this episode, Stephanie recounts a Valentine's Day Hazmat incidence. Christine has a minor meltdown over an art show she's participating in and we talk about art and activism. Steph and Christine simultaneously decry the polution of the fashion industry while fangirling over "Next in Fashion" on Netflix, and discuss the merits of mail order laundry detergent and wool dryer balls. Stephanie commits to reducing packaging for our planet and we talk about juggling it all. The next challenge is dishwashing products and bar soap shampoo.
Join us for a conversation on the way home from a hike! We're talking Spring, Whistle Pigs, Imbolc and more. Christine shares her pride in seeing her daughter fight for trees and Stephanie reports on the relative merits of toothpaste tablets. Laundry solutions are the next challenge.
Our "first" official podcast of 2020. Join us for a check in and conversation. In this episode we talk about the environment, the weather (I know, I know - we have a reason), Run 2020, eating plans, youth activists, fb marketing and more! Grab a cup of tea and join us - we'd love to hear from you at our website www.incrementalstepspodcast.com and/or on our Facebook page. *P.S. We believe in showing up perfectly imperfect so forgive the "editing." we have households to manage so we are not letting our "perfect" get in the way of our "good enough!"