Climate Anxiety Action Plan

Tara C. Trapani

Hope – that potent elixir of heretofore unknown strength can move the proverbial mountains. It is arguably our greatest resource. But in a world of increasing obstacles and intensity, hope can be a scarce commodity – the overwhelming nature of the problems before us can easily lead to paralysis and despair.

One of the antidotes to this paralysis is, of course, action. Yet it can be hard to know where or how to begin when we're stuck in this state of anxiety, grief, and fear. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to share this 30-day action plan that appeared this morning in the National Catholic Reporter's Earthbeat column. Many of you have been actively out there working to share the word and stem the tides of climate change. But for those who are lost in the overwhelm, this 30-day plan lays out specific daily actions one can take this month to start making a difference – both out in the world and to hopefully help nurture the spark of hope in our own hearts.