Eliminating the Effects of Racism on Our Work to Sustain All Life
Racism has had a deeply damaging and divisive effect on everyone. It has contributed to causing the climate crisis and interferes with our efforts to solve it. It shapes and perpetuates the inequities of our society. It has become part of our social institutions. Unless we address racism, it is replicated in any climate solutions we develop. Yet we can reach for each other and build an united front to tackle the climate crisis together—with renewed energy, collaboration and success.
Understanding and healing the effects of racism is a necessary step in creating a movement that can sustain all life and restore the environment. We can act now– interrupting racism in our daily lives, taking leadership, forming deep relationships across racial lines, removing racism from our societies’ institutions, teaching tools for recovery from the harm done to individuals by racism, and supporting the work of other individuals and organizations in ending racism.