Sep 14, 2020
This episode of The Green Flame podcast focuses on the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam on the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, just downstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls.
The Batoka Gorge Dam would damage some of the most important habitat in the region and harm the local indigenous communities while profiting transnational corporations to the tune of billions. We hear from three organizers working to stop this dam.
Moonga is Zambian born and currently lives in the United Kingdom. She has lived in the area close to the Zambezi and the Gorge currently under threat. Moonga has a passion for the environment and is an activist on issues that affect the under-privileged in Zambia.
Marie-Louise Kellet is an organizer with “Save the Zambezi,” a Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate that is fighting the Batoka Gorge Dam project, and is based in Capetown, South Africa.
Rebecca Wildbear is a river and soul guide who helps people tune in to the mysteries that live within the Earth community, dreams, and their own wild Nature, so they may live a life of creative service. She has been a guide with Animas Valley Institute since 2006 and is the author of the forthcoming book Playing & Praying: Soul Stories to Inspire Personal & Planetary Transformation.