“We have to love and respect our mountains, rivers and forests. We must never forget that they are not ours to plunder. Only when we give them love and respect, will we get love and respect in return.”

Naba Sipa Melo — Idu Mishmi Shaman

Livia Firth, founder and creative director of Eco-Age, was a listener at the Flourishing Diversity Listening Sessions in 2019. Touched deeply by the wisdom shared by Indigenous Peoples from across the globe, Livia commented that despite working for over a decade in the field of sustainability, she had never heard the essence of this practice described so simply and accurately.

FD has since created content for the Eco-Age digital platform. In this way, we’ve been able to amplify both the messages shared with us from Indigenous communities and the concept behind Flourishing Diversity to an audience upwards of 170,000 who are engaged in exploring more sustainable ways to live.

You can view the two live articles here:

‘The Struggle Belongs To All Of Us’: The Importance Of Listening To Indigenous Peoples And Building Allyship

Flourishing Diversity’s Jessica Sweidan: Why A Variety Of Life on Earth Is Essential To Sustainability

Date Added: 27 January 2021