Chile 2006

James traveled to Chile in 2006 to protest the building of a new pulp mill that would dump its toxic waste into waterways that feed directly into the ocean. There are many more mills polluting the waters of Chile, resulting in health problems for local people and wildlife, and a loss of livelihood for thousands of fisherman, and the devastation of pristine surf breaks. Pribram met the local fishermen, surfers, and environmental groups then marched in a mass protest against the practices of CELCO, the financial group that owns the mills.

Watching the fisherman work the seas and rivers, using oxen to pull their boats in and out of the water, witnessing this simple but intricate way of life…it makes me want to live more like that. It reminds me that we don’t always need more. In fact, sometimes less truly is more, especially when it comes to considerations of the environment.
— James Pribram