“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present,” writes philosopher Albert Camus. I honor the individuals and organizations who actively participate in the environmental movement, who diligently work to analyze human impacts and develop options to reduce the size of the human footprint. They offer us something vital: strategies. Strategy is important, but it is not enough. In order to be effective, strategies need to be implemented. Implementation is facilitated by the motivation to implement. Fear has proven to be a poor motivator – a destructive rather than a generative force. I believe that what we most need to give to the present are two outgrowths of love: grief and gratitude.” – Jamie K. Reaser, author “RidgeLines: A View of Nature and Human Nature”
Here at the NEC we strive to be an environmental organization that looks at all aspects of the environmental movement – not only hard science, policy and politics, on-the-ground work, and education, but also the social and emotional components of this work. We believe that our “environmental” issues are fundamentally social, human issues. We also believe that sustainability in this movement requires meaningfully addressing these aspects of ourselves and our culture.
We would love you to join us in this work. Our next Thrive: Eco Grief and Anxiety Circle is Monday, October 25th from 6-7pm PST. Find the link in our bio. Questions? Contact Brittany at email@example.com
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