Tuesday, August 7th at 9am US PDT (16:00 UTC) with May East, CEO of Gaia Education.
Just as it is possible to maximize the edges and diversity between neighboring biological communities, so it is possible to create a larger edge effect in society between different social groupings with diverse worldviews, power structures, and intentions. In this conversation, May will explore the strong and creative tension between what is local and what is global and what attitudes could support edge workers to thrive in intense forward motion.
May East is a sustainability educator and serves as the CEO of Gaia Education. Her work spans the fields of cultural geography, urban ecology, and community engagement. Designated one of the 100 Global SustainAbility Leaders she works in 49 countries with community-based organisations and intergovernmental agencies in the development of policy guidance and projects strengthening climate resilience, food security and livelihood action. A UNITAR Fellow, she has an MSc in Spatial Planning with specialisation in the rehabilitation of ghost towns. Her passion is to co-develop Project-Based Learning trajectories supporting indigenous and migrant communities and their traditions to survive in rapidly changing environments while enhancing their opportunities to become the designers of their desired future.