About

Our collective is founded on principles of justice, equity, and community.

We take a holistic and intersectional approach to the environmental movement guided by the wisdom of sankofa. 

 

Sankofa is a symbol and word from the Akan people in what is now known as Ghana. It roughly means, “go back and get it.” It’s represented by a bird who flies forward with an egg—the future—in their mouth while looking back at where they have come from—the past.

 

It teaches us the importance of taking a holistic view, learning wisdom from history and always taking into consideration the impact on the future.

 

We use this philosophy to ground our work.

 

Through our programs, resources, and community, we strive to co-create a sustainable and liveable world for us all.

Mission

Mission

To co-create intersectional sustainability.

Sustainability means a liveable world for all of us. We strive to centre communities pushed to the margins to foster sustainability. Through accessible action, knowledge sharing, and community bridging, we work to leave no one behind.

Vision

Vision

Rethink land. Rethink economy.

Rethink action.

We cannot keep relying on the same systems that created our problems. We seek to shift how we view environmental action by centring Indigenous land sovereignty, encouraging new methods of production, and dismantling social inequities.

Values

Values

Anti-oppression. Pro-liberation.

We recognize our oppressions and liberation as interlinked. We strive to support the liberation of communities pushed to the margins and actively work against all oppressive systems. 

 

  • Anti: capitalism, racism, colonialism, patriarchy, ableism, sexism, and sanism.

  • Pro: Indigenous land sovereignty, decolonization, Black liberation, feminism, queer-trans liberation, disability justice, and activism led by other communities pushed to the margins.

Our Pillars of Action

We work to accomplish our mission in three ways:

We guard against elitism and focus on action that centres and is led by people of all identies.

We aim to promote understand and collaborations between

communitiesboth

geographically and socially.

We aim to collaboratively share knowledge and diverse perspectives in a two-way exchange.

Accessible

Action

Knowledge

Sharing

Community 

Bridging

Meet The Team

Keneisha Charles

 

(they/them)

Director of Operations

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Keneisha is a Black queer non-binary activist, storyteller, poet, and musician dedicated to co-creating a liberatory future. They currently study and live on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas, and Haudenosaunee in what’s commonly known as Toronto.

T wears circular glasses, a grey plaid blazer with a yellow blouse underneath.

T Schwab

 

(they/them)

Director of Education

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T Schwab is currently majoring in Psychology and Environmental Studies. They currently live on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Their passions lie in holistic care and sustainability.

Aaliyah Charles

 

(she/her)

Director of Communications

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Aaliyah is an artist and activist passionate about gender equity and creative expression. She currently lives on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas, and Haudenosaunee in what’s commonly known as Toronto.