Feeling worry and fear about the climate crisis? You’re not alone. Instead of getting stuck in a sense of powerlessness, we’re supporting each other to transform our eco-anxieties into meaningful action grounded in courage and compassion.
Coming hard on the heels of this, COVID19, with its roots in habitat loss and exploitation of animals, adds yet another dimension to my grief in response to the tragedies of human-driven ecological disruptions.
The things that we do have control over in our life include the way that we take care of ourselves, the way that we take care of other people in our lives, and the way that we take care of the world. Zines are a very accessible form of creativity because you're working with other people's images and other people's words.
Kaitlin, like many of us in these uncertain times, was grappling at how she could be of service to humanity. This story of a simple and sweet gesture is an example that we do have capacity to start a revolution and stand together.
The world we need to create—our adaptation to the level of change that’s already starting and our path to zero emissions—isn’t outside us. It’s within us, in the fall of our feet on the earth and the way we greet one another as dusk falls.
This five minute episode features Eric Holthaus, a writer, reporter, and father of two kids who is passionate about reshaping climate stories. In this short video, Eric tells us about how the climate conversation has shifted over the past five years to focus more on the emotional barriers to action. Eric explains how he makes sense of his personal call to action to shift perspectives, amplify others’ voices, and build from a foundation of love.
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Kristine submitted this story after overcoming extreme anxiety at a birthday party. This experience left her wanting to model change and is a great example for all the parents out there struggling with their own party plans.
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I never thought I’d say this, but today I feel fortunate to have spent many years developing a set of tools to handle my anxiety. So while the pandemic is now at the top of the list of things that cause me anxiety, I am able to meet it head on and navigate my feelings.
This doesn’t mean that I cruise through the day with a smile on my face. It means that I can quickly recognize when anxiety is creeping and take action before it escalates. For those experiencing these new emotions and physiological responses for the first time, I empathize and want to help. Here are my go-to techniques that have been in heavy use these past weeks.
Feeling eco-anxious? Here are some quick tips. Take a deep breath. Smile. Reach out to others. Remember: you’re not alone, you’re not powerless, you can start wherever you are.
Eco-anxiety can make us feel alone but no one can scale a challenge like the climate crisis by themselves. Our mission is to give people the courage, tools, and energy to connect with others and continue the climb together.
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