Lots of ways to do climate action.
If you can’t be an activist, offer then support.
If you disagree with climate activists or a protest, don’t just naysay, bring something else to the table. Argue the issues, hash it out, but use regenerative politics, not tear-them-down-because-I-don’t-like-them politics. Help build something better.
If activism turns you off, join any of the myriad of regenerative movements that are transitioning now.
Don’t give up. Don’t retrench into reactionary blocking. We have more choices for action and transition, and creating regenerative and sustainable systems, than ever before.
If you want to understand more about direct climate activism and what is going to be happening going forward, please read this thread from NASA climate scientist and long time activist Peter Kalmus,
OK, hear me out, this was actually a visionary and inspired action.pic.twitter.com/OeMH8DVg2V
— Peter Kalmus (@ClimateHuman) October 15, 2022
listen to her explain the Van Gogh soup protest.
she’s got a point, no? pic.twitter.com/cObcWNx8aP
— michael mezz (@michaelmezz) October 18, 2022
"It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures."
– Vincent van Gogh
“The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh”, p.156, Simon and Schuster
— Shaun Chamberlin (@DarkOptimism) October 16, 2022
Shout out to the New Zealand climate activists out here as we speak.
Tunnel is now closed.
Now is the time to resist. Nothing in the past has worked well enough — marches, petitions, letters to MPs all fall on dead ears. Only ordinary people engaging in peaceful #CivilResistance will save us from this crisis.
— Restore Passenger Rail (@restorerailnz) October 17, 2022
Image from Kt Shepherd: sunflower seedheads as mulch and habitat.