Being a Good Steward (Bill Simpson)

Video Shot in: 2023

Bill Simpson explores themes of optimism and pessimism about the future, especially regarding environmental changes in the Arctic. Interviewing North Slope natives, he delves into the impact of climate change on traditional subsistence hunting and local culture. One native elder’s perspective on adaptability and resilience in the face of environmental changes stands out, highlighting a response of practicality over anger. Bill reflects on his commitment to environmental stewardship, like installing solar panels and building energy-efficient homes, despite recognizing the enormity of global ecological challenges. He shares his personal connection to skiing as a metaphor for adaptability to changing conditions, pondering its future as both a sport and a symbol of his connection to nature. His contemplation reveals a nuanced view, balancing concern for the environment with a passion for outdoor activities.