Parker Palmer says it perfectly: “I think complexity can only be held by community.”
Climate change and what to do about it – both in terms of mitigation and adaptation – is certainly one of the most complex issues ever encountered by humankind. Never has it been more essential that people come together, both to support and inspire each other and to collaborate on solutions. No one person can “solve” this challenge, the diverse skills and expertise of many are needed. And our family personally has found the experience of sharing our hopes, fears, grief and efforts with others to be incredibly vitalizing and even healing.
In this section we explore the role of community in both holding and addressing the climate crisis and how community can be a resource for young people and how young people can motivate a community.