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Nurturing our future: how to repair the Earth – Thea Maria Carlson

About This Episode

Joining Michael today on Change Makers is Thea Maria Carlson, the California-based environmental activist and self-described Earth Steward, who is on a mission to use biodynamic farming to regenerate the planet. In her work, Thea looks for solutions that will not only combat and reverse climate change, but also foster a better and more sustainable way of living for generations to come. This is a story about a focus on the future, and addressing humanity’s past impact as a trustee of the charity Dirt, the foundation for the regeneration of Earth.


Thea Maria Carlson, Environmental Activist & Ambassador, Dirt Charity

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Lockdown List

What is a book that has changed your life?

Mindful of Race, Ruth King

What are you watching at the moment?

Who is your biggest inspiration?

Rowen White, an Indigenous seed steward and farmer.

In one sentence, describe your ‘new normal’.

I am surrounded by the devastation of a landscape and community burned by wildfire, juxtaposed with the beauty and resilience of wildflowers and hummingbirds and resprouting trees.

What is your best tip for life?

It’s the everyday moments that matter. Practice being present here and now.

Quote for life?

“Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.”

― angel Kyodo williams

What were your lockdown tracks?

  • Switch Lanes – Tkay Maidza
  • Grew Inside the Water – Mimi Gilbert
  • Howl – The Bones of J.R. Jones
  • U Know What’s Up – Donell Jones
  • La Vida Es Un Carnaval – Celia Cruz

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