Someone recently asked me what I hope for and I didn’t know how to answer. Of course, I hope for things and I am sure you do as well — but in the past few months I’ve begun to reconsider what it means to have hope as an activist.
At the most basic level, climate denial is expressed as a sort of “business as usual” apathy, the inability or unwillingness to change one’s daily patterns of material consumption and disposal.
Experiencing climate grief is normal. Sydney Bollinger writes about the power that can be found in grief.
Sydney Bollinger discusses Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're In Without Going Crazy by Joanna Macy.
We can look at the earth itself as a church, or a spirit of divine power. Many eco-theologians and faith-based climate activists see a sacred connection between human and non-human.