The Resilient Activist envisions future generations living in a healthy, diverse, and regenerative environment.
We believe that the world needs environmental stewards who have the resilience to confront these difficult times with optimism and hope for the future.
The Mission of The Resilient Activist is to build resilience, optimism, and hope in response to the impact of the climate crisis by providing community, stress-relief, and nature-connected programming that supports positive ecological change.
What We Do
We offer uplifting and nurturing community-building activities, articles, stories, and programs to give voice and support to those who share our passion for a sustainable, flourishing, nature-connected future.
Our programs are built around the Five Essentials for a Resilient World:
- Reconnect to Nature
- Respect all Life
- Regreen our Planet
- Revamp our Spending
- Replenish our Resources
The emotional toll that climate change is having on our society has caught the attention of those who work in the mental health fields.
In 2010, the American Psychological Association released a 230-page report titled, “Interface Between Psychology and Global Climate Change.” In March, 2017, they published another document, “Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance.”
This paper included new diagnostic codes for mental health concerns related to climate change and environmental grief. Terms like ecoanxiety, pre-traumatic stress, and solastalgia (pining for a lost environment) are devastating emotional conditions that affect those who are passionate about a healthy, sustainable planet and who are deeply concerned about the negative impacts of human activities on our ecosystems and non-human beings we love.
We are a diverse group of nature-loving souls aiming to live in a way that nurtures our own well-being in alignment with the well-being of our planet and to uplift others who are working towards these same goals.
We are guided by principles of kindness, compassion, communication, diversity, deep understanding, transparency, and ongoing education about the grief and angst that activists experience over the pressing issues surrounding Earth’s environmental and social justice needs.
The Resilient Activist is a public charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3). We rely on donations, grants, and endowments to provide our content and programs.
By our Articles of Incorporation, this organization will not attempt to influence legislation or participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.