26 episodes

The Green Mind explores the intersection of social and environmental advocacy. We take a journey to uncover the actions people are taking around the world to showcase the symbiotic, yet sometimes tumultuous, relationship between people and nature. Your host, Leander Lacy, is a trained environmental social scientist and is a consultant for environmental organizations that are trying to meet both social and ecological outcomes. He has worked on projects around the world exploring the relationship between people and nature. Now he wants to bring his love for this work to you! He will interview experts that are doing work now to build and sustain this critical connection between communities and the Earth.

The Green Mind Leander Lacy

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The Green Mind explores the intersection of social and environmental advocacy. We take a journey to uncover the actions people are taking around the world to showcase the symbiotic, yet sometimes tumultuous, relationship between people and nature. Your host, Leander Lacy, is a trained environmental social scientist and is a consultant for environmental organizations that are trying to meet both social and ecological outcomes. He has worked on projects around the world exploring the relationship between people and nature. Now he wants to bring his love for this work to you! He will interview experts that are doing work now to build and sustain this critical connection between communities and the Earth.

    Final Episode

    Final Episode

    Leander wraps up Season 3 and talks about the future of The Green Mind Podcast. Support his journey in bringing this podcast to listeners into the future. 


    Episode Highlights: 
    1:15: Date of Season 4
    1:50: Helping The Green Mind
    3:20: Dr. Paul Zeitz
    4:45: Utilizing Funds for The Green Mind
    5:25: Other ways to help


    Links: 
    Support: https://www.thegreenmindpodcast.com/support

    • 7 min
    DEI in Natural Resource Departments

    DEI in Natural Resource Departments

    Professor Leander Lacy connects with Dr. Rickey Frierson to discuss the academic institutions that are producing the future leaders in natural resources. Dr. Frierson is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Colorado State University. They discuss navigating natural resources departments and integrating DEI for faculty and staff. 

    Episode Highlights: 
    4:35 - Recruiting diverse students/talent
    17:12 - When you are not the DEI expert
    23:57 - Dr. Frierson’s journey into natural resources 
    31:12 - Leander’s journey into natural resources
    36:15 - Success for DEI in academics
    40:10 - Dr. Frierson’s vision

    • 47 min
    Environmental Justice, Law, and Water

    Environmental Justice, Law, and Water

    Leander connects with an old friend, Veronica Oakler, from his undergrad program in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. Go Gators! They take a journey through their careers and tackle some very difficult conversations around environmental justice.


    Episode Highlights: 
    3:56: Wildlife Conservation and Law in Florida
    7:51: Love of Florida Black Bears
    18:39: Clean Water for North Carolina 
    21:02: Environmental Justice
    34:28: Getting Policies on the Agenda
    40:24: Get Involved in North Carolina


    Links: 
    https://cwfnc.org/
    www.lacyconsultingservices.com
    https://wec.ifas.ufl.edu/

    • 54 min
    Diversifying Perspectives for Water Conservation

    Diversifying Perspectives for Water Conservation

    Leander meets up with Blake Osborn to talk about a great program happening at Colorado State University attempting to get more voices into the water conservation world. Listen in as they tackle some difficult conversations. 

    Episode Highlights: 
    3:40 - Colorado State University Water Program
    11:15 - Bringing diverse perspectives into water conservation
    17:41 - Diversifying your Conference Attendees
    19:48 - Water Rights in Colorado
    28:19 - Benefits of the program


    Links Mentioned: 
    www.lacyconsultingservices.com 
    https://watercenter.colostate.edu/studentfellows/

    • 39 min
    The System Called Conservation

    The System Called Conservation

    Leander meets Grace Anderson for the first time and they unpack the conservation field and the various impacts the system has on all people. Grace is very interested in social justice, conservation principles, and healing through nature. Follow this interesting conversation as they both take a tour around the social construct we call conservation.
    Episode Highlights: 
    3:37 - Grace’s Conservation Career
    09:37 - Identity Erasure in Conservation
    15:21 - The Show Pose
    19:25 - Finding Peace and Solitude in Nature
    25:57 - Navigating the Conservation System

    Links:
    www.lacyconsultingservices.com 

    • 43 min
    Meet the Commissioners

    Meet the Commissioners

    Leander talks to local Commissioners Adam (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) and Nanjappa (Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission) as they explore what it means to be a commissioner and the importance of every citizen to engage in the decision being made about their natural resources. They also have deep conversations about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion means in the world of Commissioners. 
    Episode Highlights: 
    5:05: Commissioner Gordon from Batman
    14:12: Oil and Gas vs Parks and Wildlife
    24:53: Women and race identity in the Commissioner role
    44:27: If you could do it all over

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

juliet n h ,

Loved the episode with Jim Cummings

The work that he does is inspiring! I love that he was able to share his story! He is a remarkable man. Thank you, keep up the great work!

Habitat_Jaime ,

Great thinker for complex times

Leander Lacy has the kind of intersectional thinking we’ll need to remake the heathy and just planet we need and his communication style is engaging and welcoming. Highly recommended!

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