‘Climate change’ can evoke many conflicting emotions in us, potentially leading us to feel overwhelmed by the whole subject. This then leaves us with the question “what can I do?”.
We know this is complicated so what can we do not to become overwhelmed?
Three words were used to describe an approach to living in climate change times of uncertainty in a way that will help us not to be overwhelmed:
Enjoy, Nurture and Defend.
Enjoy:- deliberately enjoy what is around – views, birds, buds, insects, wildlife – whatever we encounter in the natural environment.
Nurture:- grow something, look after a pet, feed the birds, create wild spaces in our garden.
Defend:- choose something that matters to us to defend; ancient woods, threatened species, water courses; gather information, write, petition, protest, volunteer.
These lists are obviously not exhaustive and there are many places to go for information. However, it does give us a starting point to be thinking about.
Enjoy! Nurture! Defend!