A Better Fire Future
"Every important social movement reconfigures the world in the imagination. What was obscured comes forward, lies are revealed, memory shaken, new delineations drawn over the old maps: it is from this new way of seeing the present that hope emerges for the future... Let us begin to imagine the worlds we would like to inhabit, the long lives we will share, and the many futures in our hands.”- Susan Griffin
Close your eyes. Imagine you’ve been transported 15, 75, or 125 years into the future. Imagine yourself in a place where you’ve been working to change the relationship with fire. Maybe it’s your neighborhood. Or, imagine your favorite trail, a meadow, the greenbelt around your city, or the backcountry. In this future, the work, learning and energy that you and your partners, and countless others have contributed to, has changed your community’s relationship with fire. You sit down, observing: what does this place feel like, look like, sound like? Who is here? When was fire last here? How is this place and time different from the present? How are people, fire and place connected in this future?
In an effort to expand the boundary of the possible, every month we’ll bring you visions of a better fire future. Want to share your vision? Contact us!