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.
This five minute episode features Beth Sawin, a biologist and systems-thinker who crafts the best Twitter threads. Beth is a co-director of Climate Interactive, a think tank that models climate simulations to help people see a more interconnected picture of our ecosocial relationships. This interview was cut from Beth’s contribution to an upcoming Eco-Anxious Stories podcast looking at eco-anxiety through the lens of the enneagram (www.enneagraminstitute.com (https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/)), where she discusses the pressure that many of us feel to “fix” the climate crisis. Have a listen (and see if you can guess Beth’s enneagram type)!
Meghan and Joni were feeling overwhelmed, afraid, and angry about the state of the world, and they decided to come together to reflect on what they could control: how we take care of ourselves, each other, and the earth - even when it feels like the end of the world.
Let's shrug off silence and channel anxiety into meaningful stories together.