Putting love for our kids at the heart of climate action.
As parents, we’re stuck in this Catch-22: we are deeply invested in sustaining a habitable planet for the next generation, yet we are already so slammed with the immediate, everyday demands of caregiving that it can be hard to find the time or energy to take action.
According to a recent Yale report, 69% of Americans are anxious about climate change, yet only 8% of us are regularly discussing it. The goal of this group is to clear a bit of space in our hectic schedules to start talking together about the seemingly overwhelming, intractable threat of environmental collapse.
The first step, then, is to start the conversation. As the activist Joanna Macy writes, “Silencing our deepest responses to the condition of the world not only fosters a sense of futility but also mires us in it. Each act of denial…is an abdication of our power to respond. It relegates us to the role of victim, before we even see what we can and want to do.”
*Please note that, while this group was conceived primarily as a resource for parents who are currently raising children and teenagers, we also welcome grandparents, aunts/uncles, and other caregivers to join us!