Gavin Malone

Cultural Geographer/Visual Artist/Land Steward

When I think of power, I think of the structure and governance of human cultures for better or worse, and the actions of individuals within that process. I have the power, or have taken the power, to influence my destiny and that of the ones I care for by taking positive action to enhance biodiversity and sequester carbon. The power structures locally and globally have been ineffective in doing so, and are likely to be so until catastrophe looms large or strikes.

Individuals taking action can and does lead to broader social and political change and sometimes actual leadership in the political process. One just has to take the initiative in day-to-day processes and actions, not just the ballot box.