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When I think about the tensions between companies that harvest natural resources and groups who want to protect our environment, I am saddened that both sides often get stuck in an ‘I’m right and you’re wrong’ mindset.

Instead of hitting heads where we disagree; often resulting in the end of any discussion or collaboration at all, why can’t we start from a place of common values and build on them together?

This video illustrates what we may face if we can’t work together.

 We need to find a way to work together.


What can we do as individuals to encourage open dialogue in situations where two parties have stopped talking?

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