Sharon Ede is a sustainability professional from Adelaide, South Australia, who has had over 25 years of both grassroots and government experience in sustainability-related roles, from research and policy to communication and behaviour change, as a writer, speaker and activist. She was active in the ecological city movement in Adelaide in the 1990s, as part of the core team of volunteers working with Urban Ecology Australia, and in 2010, was one of the original co-founders of the Post Growth Institute.
October 15th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 10 secs
adelaide, christie walk, degrowth, mage, novel, post-growth, sharon ede, storytelling
“What we feel shapes what we believe. What if we could feel the future before it arrives?”
So reads the back cover of new fiction book ‘Mage’ written by sustainability professional, post-growth advocate and Adelaide local Sharon Ede. In this penultimate episode of the second season of PGAP, Sharon tells us why fiction, story-telling and emotional resonance are essential communications tools for the environmental movement to engage with the broader community. Providing facts and figures to rally the troops over large-scale existential crises has so far failed to work. Engaging people emotionally through storytelling and providing a ripping yarn just might be the missing link. Mage is definitely this kind of book and hopefully this interview will convince you to add 'Mage' to your post-growth library.