noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
1. Matter digested from the body, as excrement or other waste.
The words we use to talk about things has a major impact on our thinking, what we see as problematic and the solutions that come to mind. ‘Egesta’ had no meaning to us until we stumbled on it in a thesaurus. A blank slate to be filled with meaning. A conversation starter. In contrast to other potential terms that are more commonly used, it is not tied to a certain way of thinking about these issues. We settled on this new but old term to signal the need to break with rigid thought patterns, without losing sight of the past. To inspire the much-needed re-framing of challenges and opportunities, and the re-imagining of workable solutions.
Welcome to the Egesta Lab at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at the University of British Columbia. Here you will find updates about our research, links to research and mobilization outputs, updates and information on our team members and opportunities to engage with us! We appreciate your interest in our work and would love to hear from you!