“I believe that now, possibly more than ever, we need visionary storytelling. We need to bring folk knowledge and ancient mythologies back into our lives … Science, just as much as myth, can inspire wonder and respect for Nature’s beauty and intelligence. And so, I utilize both.”

M. Z. O’Coill, Miach & Airmed



Research Results

Announcing an Important Study

Mindfulness and Resilience Training for Climate Activists: Pilot Data from a Novel 9-Week Curriculum

New Resources

Resources for A Resilient World Search Engine – search by resource type, organization type, strategies/expertise, audience, and geography.

Reflecting on Embodied Activism and Overwhelm: Four Steps for a Resilient Life

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What is The Resilient Activist?

Learn more with our Media Kit

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Media Kit

Corporate & Small Business Sponsorships

We’d love to promote your business in our programs and on our sites! Check out our Corporate Sponsorship opportunities and learn how you can show that you understand the value of supporting resilient activists while you nurture The Resilient Activist organization!

Nonprofit Partnership Opportunities

We are delighted to collaborate with Nonprofit and Grassroots organizations within our new Online Interactive Community! Learn more here about partnership opportunities and how they can provide community-building, content, and resilience for your organization.

“The best way to take care of the environment is to take care of the environmentalist.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, The Sun My Heart

Participate!

We’d love to have you join us at our upcoming events.

Oct
18
Tue
The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club @ Our interactive online community on Zoom
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Resilient Activist JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Book Club

Are you interested in learning more about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in America with a group of like-minded and open-hearted people? Do you enjoy reading and discussing books that expand your understanding of yourself and the world? If these questions touch a chord, then The Resilient Activist JEDI Book Club is for you!Book cover The Girl Who Smiled Beads For our October JEDI Book Club, we will be reading: The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After  by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil Here is the review from Goodreads: A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of the imagination to save us. Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were “thunder.” It was 1994, and in 100 days more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Clemantine and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, ran and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety–hiding under beds, foraging for food, surviving and fleeing refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing unimaginable cruelty. They did not know whether their parents were alive. Learn more.

Register at this link.

Please feel welcome to attend, even if you missed earlier meetings. This is an open group, and we understand that our lives are busy and not everyone will be able to attend each month! The JEDI Book Club is facilitated by Resilient Activists Brenda Bennett-Pike and Anne Melia. We hope you will join us!
Oct
25
Tue
Climate Café Gathering @ Online via Zoom
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Resilient Activist’s

Climate Café

Support as we Navigate Climate Change

Fourth Tuesday of each month

6:00-7:30 pm Central

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community via Zoom

Photo of people sitting in a coffee shop or café

Is the latest IPCC report keeping you up at night?

Join our next Climate Café for a safe space to process it.

The Resilient Activist offers our own interpretation of these gatherings, based on training we have received through the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, and other resilience practices we incorporate into our programs including short meditations, journaling, nature connection, and breakout rooms.

This is your best opportunity to connect with a community that gets you, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in your heart and mind.

There is nothing for you to commit to except to gather your favorite beverage, a journal, find a comfortable spot with your Zoom window open, and just be you.

Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.

Here’s the overview from the Climate Café’s website:

Meet your friends. Speak your #ClimateTruth.

The idea is simple

Nov
4
Fri
2022 Kansas & Missouri Environmental Educators Conference @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm

Health For All: Connecting Health and Environmental Education

Health is the chain that links us all together. As the effects of climate change become more apparent in our everyday lives all across the globe, the importance of environmental health is placed into stark relief: The health of our environment has a direct impact on the health of people and our communities.

Environmental health requires environmental justice for all —equitable access to clean water and air, healthy soil and food, and stable climate and temperatures. Environmental education is the tool we use to educate our youth about each of these natural resources and human interaction with them.

The Resilient Activist will present a 2-hour workshop: Four Steps to a Resilient Life

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Nov
12
Sat
Redesigning Communities for Life After Fossil Fuels @ Online via Zoom
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate and
Post Carbon Institute bring
Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming
A series of virtual and in-person community events in
6 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

NOTE! The Greater Kansas City area will be
featured in this virtual series on Nov 12th noon – 3:30 pm CT!
Registration TBD
Nov
22
Tue
Climate Café Gathering @ Online via Zoom
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Resilient Activist’s

Climate Café

Support as we Navigate Climate Change

Fourth Tuesday of each month

6:00-7:30 pm Central

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community via Zoom

Photo of people sitting in a coffee shop or café

Is the latest IPCC report keeping you up at night?

Join our next Climate Café for a safe space to process it.

The Resilient Activist offers our own interpretation of these gatherings, based on training we have received through the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, and other resilience practices we incorporate into our programs including short meditations, journaling, nature connection, and breakout rooms.

This is your best opportunity to connect with a community that gets you, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in your heart and mind.

There is nothing for you to commit to except to gather your favorite beverage, a journal, find a comfortable spot with your Zoom window open, and just be you.

Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.

Here’s the overview from the Climate Café’s website:

Meet your friends. Speak your #ClimateTruth.

The idea is simple

Dec
27
Tue
Climate Café Gathering @ Online via Zoom
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Resilient Activist’s

Climate Café

Support as we Navigate Climate Change

Fourth Tuesday of each month

6:00-7:30 pm Central

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community via Zoom

Photo of people sitting in a coffee shop or café

Is the latest IPCC report keeping you up at night?

Join our next Climate Café for a safe space to process it.

The Resilient Activist offers our own interpretation of these gatherings, based on training we have received through the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, and other resilience practices we incorporate into our programs including short meditations, journaling, nature connection, and breakout rooms.

This is your best opportunity to connect with a community that gets you, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in your heart and mind.

There is nothing for you to commit to except to gather your favorite beverage, a journal, find a comfortable spot with your Zoom window open, and just be you.

Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.

Here’s the overview from the Climate Café’s website:

Meet your friends. Speak your #ClimateTruth.

The idea is simple

Jan
24
Tue
Climate Café Gathering @ Online via Zoom
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Resilient Activist’s

Climate Café

Support as we Navigate Climate Change

Fourth Tuesday of each month

6:00-7:30 pm Central

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community via Zoom

Photo of people sitting in a coffee shop or café

Is the latest IPCC report keeping you up at night?

Join our next Climate Café for a safe space to process it.

The Resilient Activist offers our own interpretation of these gatherings, based on training we have received through the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, and other resilience practices we incorporate into our programs including short meditations, journaling, nature connection, and breakout rooms.

This is your best opportunity to connect with a community that gets you, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in your heart and mind.

There is nothing for you to commit to except to gather your favorite beverage, a journal, find a comfortable spot with your Zoom window open, and just be you.

Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.

Here’s the overview from the Climate Café’s website:

Meet your friends. Speak your #ClimateTruth.

The idea is simple

Feb
28
Tue
Climate Café Gathering @ Online via Zoom
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Resilient Activist’s

Climate Café

Support as we Navigate Climate Change

Fourth Tuesday of each month

6:00-7:30 pm Central

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community via Zoom

Photo of people sitting in a coffee shop or café

Is the latest IPCC report keeping you up at night?

Join our next Climate Café for a safe space to process it.

The Resilient Activist offers our own interpretation of these gatherings, based on training we have received through the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, and other resilience practices we incorporate into our programs including short meditations, journaling, nature connection, and breakout rooms.

This is your best opportunity to connect with a community that gets you, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in your heart and mind.

There is nothing for you to commit to except to gather your favorite beverage, a journal, find a comfortable spot with your Zoom window open, and just be you.

Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.

Here’s the overview from the Climate Café’s website:

Meet your friends. Speak your #ClimateTruth.

The idea is simple

Mar
28
Tue
Climate Café Gathering @ Online via Zoom
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Resilient Activist’s

Climate Café

Support as we Navigate Climate Change

Fourth Tuesday of each month

6:00-7:30 pm Central

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community via Zoom

Photo of people sitting in a coffee shop or café

Is the latest IPCC report keeping you up at night?

Join our next Climate Café for a safe space to process it.

The Resilient Activist offers our own interpretation of these gatherings, based on training we have received through the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, and other resilience practices we incorporate into our programs including short meditations, journaling, nature connection, and breakout rooms.

This is your best opportunity to connect with a community that gets you, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in your heart and mind.

There is nothing for you to commit to except to gather your favorite beverage, a journal, find a comfortable spot with your Zoom window open, and just be you.

Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.

Here’s the overview from the Climate Café’s website:

Meet your friends. Speak your #ClimateTruth.

The idea is simple

Apr
25
Tue
Climate Café Gathering @ Online via Zoom
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Resilient Activist’s

Climate Café

Support as we Navigate Climate Change

Fourth Tuesday of each month

6:00-7:30 pm Central

Hosted on our Mighty Networks Online Community via Zoom

Photo of people sitting in a coffee shop or café

Is the latest IPCC report keeping you up at night?

Join our next Climate Café for a safe space to process it.

The Resilient Activist offers our own interpretation of these gatherings, based on training we have received through the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America, and other resilience practices we incorporate into our programs including short meditations, journaling, nature connection, and breakout rooms.

This is your best opportunity to connect with a community that gets you, with folks who are experiencing many of the emotions that climate change has brought out in your heart and mind.

There is nothing for you to commit to except to gather your favorite beverage, a journal, find a comfortable spot with your Zoom window open, and just be you.

Each session will include facilitators from The Resilient Activist as well as a Climate-Aware Therapist to guide the conversations in ways that are supportive and nurturing.

Here’s the overview from the Climate Café’s website:

Meet your friends. Speak your #ClimateTruth.

The idea is simple


Speakers Bureau Presentations

The Resilient Activist’s Speakers Bureau offers educational and inspiring presentations and workshops designed to help audiences better understand how they can be a part of creating a healthier planet in ways that also support our well-being.  Check out our Speakers Bureau Presentations page for a detailed list of topics.

Speaker Sami Aaron: Reconnecting to nature


“Activism is the art of taking action to support, nurture, and protect what we hold dear.” ~The Resilient Activist