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Eleanor Elektra

Who are you, what do you do, and where are you from?

My name is Eleanor Elektra. I'm an interdisciplinary artist, primarily a musician, who originally comes from the Pacific Northwest but I've been based out of Boston for several years now.

What does sustainability mean to you?

To me, sustainability is kind of a self-explanatory term. It's a word for what's going to work in the long-term. What's going to be fulfilling and healthy for us, for everyone and everyone we live with.

How do you incorporate sustainability into your daily life?

Sustainability is not fundamentally about greening capitalism, creating a market around environmentally sustainable products, that a certain class of people can afford to participate in. It's about deep, systemic transformation in the way we function as people, and the way we relate to the environment.

What impact can artists have on sustainability?

Artists shape culture, culture shapes people, people shape politics. And people constitute our collective action as a society. So, we can effect change by speaking truthfully about what is going on, and cultivating communities that bring to life aspirations we may have.

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