On 17 June 2017, Portugal, one of the largest producers and exporters of eucalyptus pulp, experienced 156 different wildfires that burnt down hundreds of thousands of hectares of eucalyptus monoculture, killing 115 people. The sentiment in the country was one of absolute devastation, a loss of trust in the government to safeguard their ecological needs in the face of capitalistic incentives, and a deep sense of helplessness.

At the time, I had just begun organising community gatherings, bringing people together to learn tools to support both self and community empowerment through nutrition, yoga ...


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