Earth’s Environmental Crises and Opportunities for Change

During this time of significant shifts in our social and ecological world, what ideas and practices are we offering our clients, ourselves, and our wider communities? What does it mean to have an inspired relationship with Earth’s crises and these vast opportunities for intersectional change?

EECO Team: Jenny Freeman, Merle Conyer, Akansha Vaswani-Bye and Peggy Sax

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Regeneration

Regeneration is a website described as a “response to the urgency of the climate crisis." Watch Paul Hawken, founder of the project, describing why local change matters and how we, as individuals can think about climate change. Included on the website are challenges and solutions than can spark stepping into agency.

We want to  highlight various initiatives and resources that can help you and your clients answer the question, “What can I do?” – no matter how big or little – to respond.

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Toward Storying a Life-Sustaining Future

“Climate change (global warming) is just a symptom, like a fever, and not the disease itself. The underlying problem is the ecological emergency, the destruction of our ecosystems, the destruction of our home.” Dr Linda Theyer GTEC reader

Considering ourselves ‘citizen therapists,’ part of a ‘global citizen’s movement,’ we are called to jump outside of the box of ‘business as usual’ practices, to invite awareness and engagement.  In these changing, challenging times, how do we find ourselves responding? What frees us from immobilizing feelings or denial, what sparks generative action? We, our clients, and our communities can contribute to the kinds of transformation needed through our circles. As we awaken from ‘the disconnect,’ the trance of the eco-cidal, what does it mean to be eco-sourced instead? Let’s explore counter-stories, liberative narratives, visions of possibility and engagement.

Tuned into our natural surroundings, as we breathe into the work of our times, we find each of us has stirrings and unique gifts to offer. What calls us? What do narrative and collective narrative practices offer?How can we open spaces for inspired resistance, effective protest, regenerative action? Let’s connect with wider circles of environmental and social justice responders. Marginalized and liberative narratives uplifted can shape a world that’s life-sustaining for all and all species. Earth’s calling invites gratitude, grief, curiosity, creative courage, connectedness, fierce love!  Here we are!

Getting Inspired

Read our News Blog: What Can We Do?

Latest from one of our NT community

David Page wrote this Op-Ed to encourage us to "boycott pollution" with details spelled out at: boycottpollution.org

David Page is the founder of boycottpollution.org. He retired from the San Francisco Department of Public Health in 2015 after a career as a therapist/social-worker. Since then he’s been active in various anti-pollution efforts.

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Around the world, our narrative colleagues are speaking up and taking action. Here are some illustrations:

Resources for Our Envisionment and Activism

“A racist system that values some lives over others creates the sacrifice zones that fuel climate chaos. Only by ending that system can we create a new economy that prioritizes the health of all over the wealth of a few, an economy that doesn’t depend on destroying the ecosystems that humans and wildlife need to survive.”  Hop Hopkins, Sierra Club

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