Who Do We Want to Be in a Climate-Changed World?

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Who Do We Want to Be in a Climate-Changed World?:

Building Neighborhood, Making Meaning, and Collective Visioning towards a More Resilient York 

The climate crisis is here. Locally, we see the rapid influx in York’s population, changes  in the fishing industry, the ocean rising up over the beaches and into beach-front homes, our own  rampant development changing the landscape, and ever-stranger weather patterns. Globally, our  hearts ache for those who face extreme weather tragedies and corresponding injustices; for the  rich biodiversity of this planet that is rapidly vanishing. Needless to say, we are living amidst a  profound moment: one filled with uncertainty and anxiety; but also with possibility, momentum,  and an opportunity to better be.  

 This October, you are invited to a free, in-person, three-part workshop series, to explore  how we in York are collectively understanding climate change, and what our corresponding role  is, together. These workshops will start from a different place than that of the technical; where  sustainable actions are important, here we will practice resilience, cultivate hope, and build  bridges towards one another in the face of something that often feels so polarizing and daunting.   During this time, we will experiment with a collective shift in being; share stories and  listen; generate direct actions points that feel exciting and joyful; and learn from each other how  to better care for one another.  

 If you are a member of this community, then this invitation is for you. Whether you’ve  been doing climate work for twenty years, or are just at the beginning of your journey; whether  you’re a high school student, a lobsterman, an elder, or a parent—we need all hands on deck. No  matter your story, you have a role in making our town a more resilient and hospitable place.   So, let us be brave. Let us be kind. Let us gather, to explore the questions that ignite our  imaginations and engage our moral fabric: What do we feel is the right thing to do amidst deep  uncertainty? How can we cultivate a culture of care for our neighbors? What better world can we  imagine together? 

A Note on Registration: This is a three-part series. Registering for the October 15th date will also secure your place for the workshops held on the 22nd, and the 29th.

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