“We are what we eat” doesn’t just refer to the food we put into our bodies. It also includes what we put into our minds. Faulty information and bad ideas hinder our ability to fight effectively to preserve the planet. There is so much misinformation on climate change as well as “greenwashing” (companies trying to look like they are good climate citizens when they really aren’t) that it can be a challenge to get solid information. We all need to think critically about what we read, hear or see. We have compiled some helpful Sources of Solid Information on the climate crisis: Books, Newsletters, Podcasts, Talks on Video, Organizations and Films that provide information detached from sources with vested interests.
We also are sharing Words of Inspiration: some quotations and poetry that have inspired us. As Garrison Keillor notes in Good Poems for Hard Times,
“…poetry is to give courage. A poem is not a puzzle that you the dutiful reader are obliged to solve. It is meant to poke you, get you to buck up, pay attention, rise and shine, look alive, get a grip, get the picture, pull up your socks, wake up and die right.”
Phyllis Cole-Dai and Ruby R. Wilson, in Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems, said,
“Some poems are good medicine. They soothe our anxieties and self-doubt, restore our balance, boost our energy and strength, help us cope, or even heal.”
We hope you find our Resources section a respite and a source of strength.