The Resilient Activist envisions our future generations living in a healthy, diverse, and regenerative environment.
The Resilient Activist is a community resource for all things environmental and nature-connected in the Kansas City area.
We educate, inspire, and provide simple action steps to support a vibrant and thriving community.
What We Do
We provide “EnviroTips” – simple, straightforward answers to questions about living mindfully in relationship with the environment.
We offer uplifting and nurturing community-building articles, stories, and programs to give voice and support to those who share our passion for a sustainable, flourishing, nature-connected future.
Joyful and resilient activists are good for life … our own lives and the life of the planet.
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.
We are deeply grateful for your support!