Acknowledging the weight of the current moment: grief and the climate crisis

  1. What, really, is the threat? What’s the worst that can happen?
  2. What, if anything, can I do about it?
  • Becoming a truly global organisation, firmly rooted in regional realities, by setting ourselves up to challenge the narrative of ‘normal’ in multiple languages and forms of expression.
  • Setting up the Product team (responsible for supporting all of our organizing, campaigning and fundraising tools) to engage more meaningfully, directly and responsively with our supporters, donors, local groups and partners.
  • Hiring a new director of global fundraising, one who will help us strengthen and expand our donor base, so we can invest more to support the climate movement and tackle the climate crisis.
  • Being mindful of our internal culture: asking not just if we are budgeting, investing, and accounting correctly, but also if we are noticing and celebrating the good, and the right.
  • Acknowledge your emotions, all of them. Examining emotions helps, but also try to move the energy to that prefrontal cortex!
  • Actively exercise compassion. Including towards yourself.
  • Ask for support when you need it… and stay open to asking again, asking someone else, or asking differently if you don’t get what you need at first.

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350 is a global org that's inspiring the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis. This blog is a look behind the scenes at how we do that.

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