Scott Russell Sanders – Author of “A Conservationist Manifesto”

Exploring the Untamed with Scott Russell Sanders: A Conservationist Manifesto Unveiled

Mike interviews Scott Russell Sanders.

In this episode, we embarked on a wild journey with the venerable author Scott Russell Sanders. Strap in because this episode is not just a casual chat; it’s a deep dive into the heart of conservation, exploring the profound impact of environmental awareness on our lives.


Picture this – you’re on the back roads, miles away from the bustling city, with only the rustling leaves and chirping birds for company. Sounds idyllic, right? Sanders and I kicked off our conversation by acknowledging the magic of technology. It’s like a wizard’s wand that grants access to the entire knowledge reservoir, even if you’re chilling in a remote corner of the world.

But hey, every rose has its thorn. With the ease of information comes the decline of the American spirit of restlessness. We’re getting comfier in our spots, less inclined to embark on quests for greener pastures. Sanders dropped a thought bomb – maybe because we’re not chasing new horizons as much as we used to. We’ve got the internet to feed our brains, but is it costing us our adventurous streak? An intriguing paradox, isn’t it?

Alright, let’s cut to the chase – climate change. It’s not a hoax, it’s not a political stunt, and it’s not China playing chess with the American economy. Sanders, a man with a physics and math background, broke it down for us. The Earth is heating up at a pace that even our ancestors, who traversed continents, never witnessed. He pointed to data older than your grandma’s vintage vinyl, revealing that the last 20 years have seen more than half of the heating effect. It’s like a hockey stick on steroids, and we’re in for a wild ride.

You might be thinking, “But what about the skeptics?” Well, Sanders threw down the gauntlet, dismantling skepticism with the precision of a ninja. Earth has been around for 4.5 billion years, and we’re experiencing a warming frenzy unseen in the last 3 million. That’s not a glitch in the system; it’s a red alert.

As we navigated the turbulent climate waters, we docked at the shores of conservation. The action plan? Grow native plants. Why? They’re not just pretty; they’re a VIP lounge for pollinators – the bees, butterflies, and moths that keep the ecological party going. Sanders dropped some truth bombs – we need these pollinators for our gardens and food. So, get your green thumbs ready.

But wait, there’s more. Support your local farmers’ market – it’s a win-win. Fresh produce for you, a pat on the back for the hardworking farmers. Conservation isn’t just about saving the whales; it’s about the small, everyday choices that add to a planet-friendly lifestyle.

Now, let’s talk legacy. Sanders and I took a stroll down the path of those unsung heroes like Edward Babcock, who gifted us with places like North Park. We saluted the champions – the land trusts. These non-political, non-partisan warriors are out there ensuring that we don’t pave paradise to put up a parking lot. Get involved because leaving behind a legacy of untouched landscapes is a gift to future generations.

Mike Fallat and Scott Russell Sanders talk about the book A Conservationist Manifesto.

As our conversation winds down, the essence is clear – it’s not just about saving the environment but preserving our sanity, health, and the world’s wonder for those yet to come. Sanders and I painted a vivid picture of the interconnectedness of our actions with the health of our planet, urging you to become stewards of the Earth.

The message was loud and clear – our choices matter. Whether it’s choosing native plants over exotic ones, supporting local farmers, or actively engaging with land trusts, each action contributes to the collective effort of conservation.

So, let’s embark on this wild journey of conservation. Sanders and I have thrown down the challenge – will you pick it up? The Earth needs you, the land needs you, and it’s an adventure. Let’s make it count.

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