Who we are

This website is the reflection of a series of ongoing conversations between regular people grappling with climate change.

We realized that we had lots questions about how to respond to global climate change, from concrete actions (what’s the best way to support our politicians in limiting carbon emissions) to the spiritual and philosophical implications of radically changing our global home.

We hope this site will help nurture our community and make visible the important reflections and actions that all of us can take.

The original nexus of this group is the Madill-Maranville extended community, and we look forward to having you join us in the comments or via email.

We are place-based in the Pacific Northwest in North America, and many of the resources are currently biased to our location.

 Jan’s comments

For the raindrop, joy is in entering the river
Unbearable pain becomes it’s own cure.
—Ghalib (translated by Jane Hirshfield)

The time is here for all of us on this very small planet who care about future generations to more fully work together for their benefit. The highly respected AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) has recently published a clearly written article for laypeople stating that 97% of climate scientists agree that we humans have caused major, life-threatening changes in our climate. The time for debate is over.

Now we all need to more fully look at how we can deepen and strengthen our personal responses.

No good outcome can be predicted with absolute certainty with any of our actions. On the other hand, if we don’t increase our good efforts, we are definitely headed in a negative direction.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by this information. Yet, it is key that we deal productively with our responses and each find our own small ways to improve the situation. We are not in this alone. We are a large interconnected web. If each of us does our little part, enormous benefit can occur. Think about who and what you love and let that inspire you each day.