I recently attended a conference organized and hosted by the Cascadia Climate Collaborative of the Whidbey Island Institute, a special, dynamic and important organization made up of thoughtful and caring people who are tackling the climate crisis from a much needed and often neglected angle.
“The climate crisis is not simply an environmental problem; it is a human problem. We have caused it, and only we can act to avert this emerging catastrophe. The human aspects of the crisis are preeminent, and a full response to the climate crisis must encompass the moral, emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of this daunting new reality. Preserving a livable climate is a fundamentally moral and ethical challenge.” Cascadia Climate Cooperative.
This conference was more then a step away from my “normal circles” on the East coast, not only physically, but also far away emotionally and spiritually from where I usually let myself go. I was drawn to this event, and felt I needed to be at it after watching a video from the Cascadia Climate Cooperative’s 2013 conference, which included some footage of Sightline’s, Anna Fahey, who we have previously featured on our ClimateMama blog. Continue reading