This week C103FM talked with Joanna Dukkipati of Good Day Cork about her project Diverse Stories from Nature
How you can start a cultural conversation about the environment…
The first step is to get into nature – go outside by yourself or with friends. Ask questions like “how does it feel being in nature right now?, how is that different from before? What senses are most prominent? What colours do you see? What can you smell? What can you hear – birds, water, the wind, cracking bark? Think about how this experience relates to your past, whether it’s your first time walking the trail or something you’ve done every day for years – what takes you to nature and why is it worthwhile.
If you are not from the location originally, ask yourself how the space relates to a memory from back home, from when you lived somewhere else. Is it very different? How? What do you miss from the other settings, what do you prefer in this current environment.
You can contact GoodDay Cork if you want them to facilitate a Nature Walk Conversation for you as well.
Here’s a few resources if you want to know more:
Find out more about Good Day Cork by visiting Good Day Cork: Be inspired by uplifting news, podcasts and videos
Read more about the ‘Diverse Stories from Nature ‘ project here Biodiversity Week 2023 – Cork shares diverse stories from nature (gooddaycork.com)
Read the Climate Conversations Summary report here. gov.ie – Climate Conversations (www.gov.ie)
See why culture-centred conversations around climate change are important Full article: Centering Culture in Public Engagement on Climate Change (tandfonline.com)