The CLimate Economy Action Network
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It’s time to rework our lifestyles, new businesses, ways of doing things and everything we’ve ever known so that we can build a world and a future that’s good for life. That means businesses and lifestyles that are good for the climate/economy/humanity. Every individual can learn and take target actions that reduce emissions, increase community resilience or increase human connections. Get ready to have some fun in The Climate Economy:
- Take courses about a variety of topics
- Browse and post places, events, resources (classifieds), target actions and climate ventures
- Participate in groups and discussion forums
- Meet people and connect with local groups
This is not the place for violence, hatred, selfishness or indifference towards life. Learn to focus your time and energy on things that will make you and others feel better. We will learn how to always put the needs of groups on the front-line of climate change first, including Indigenous people, women, children, and refugees, and to help to lift up all people who are oppressed because of their race, sexual orientation, social status or religious beliefs.
Don’t try to be someone you’re not. Here, we’re all aiming to thrive authentically. We’re taking action, not acting. Take the time and care you need to understand who you are and what it is you want to do here, it’s all part of the process. And everyone has an important role to play, no matter how big or small. This also means appreciating others and their roles, and what they may have to offer that you may be lacking. No one person can do everything; we need everyone.
Be Honest and Factual.
First of all, be true to yourself. Make sure you’re not ignoring or setting aside things about yourself that you need to work on or want to explore more deeply. And do your work based on facts. We live in a world ruled by physics and facts; if we jump off a high cliff, we will fall down and probably die painfully, for example. We all have to find our own truth or beliefs that shape our behavior, but truth should be based on facts. A fact is a thing that is known because it is proven by credible evidence. Living on lies and scheming and twisting facts to suit your personal purpose is harmful.
Be Responsible and Accountable.
We all want to learn how to be happy and productive citizens without damaging life in all its forms. Take responsibility for your choices, words, actions and thoughts, and be accountable for the results. We’re not blaming or shading the truth, it’s all about transparency and getting down to the bottom of things.
We are here to learn to make good choices to live in balance with humans and nature so that current and future generations get the opportunity to live and prosper. We want to know your strengths and experiences to meet this challenge, but please keep it relevant. We don’t need distractions but to work together and make progress that’s so urgent. If you can’t do that and you would rather promote yourself, your business, or your achievements, please go to Facebook or LinkedIn.
In order to make progress it’s important to know your own intentions. These will come and go and overlap and change as we learn and participate. These will be unique to each person. We all create our own personal reality based on our intentions. That’s a human superpower. If we want things in our lives to be boring or hurtful, or exciting or interesting, it’s entirely up to each one of us. Our collective reality’s formed by our collective intentions.
This is a state of mind. We are building up our new world based on love and wisdom, not fear, doubt and control. We’re not focusing on making you stop doing things you like and telling you what to do or judging; we’re each focusing on learning how to make choices that will do no harm and still make us happy. We’re aiming for situations that are win-win-win (climate-economy-humanity), and that may involve learning and accepting hard truths about yourself and your behavior. No one is perfect, and we all have our strengths and weaknesses, but we want to focus on generating positive energy and feelings. You can of course share if something makes you feel down but it should be in an effort to find a way to dissolve the negativity.
Be Open Minded.
“All I’ve leaned is always wrong.” Don’t be so sure about what you think you know. Why do we feel like we have to do things a certain way? Does success actually mean a big house and lots of stuff or does it mean something else? Maybe there’s a better way.
Be Flexible and Adaptable.
This is all new territory and things may shift and change under our feet as we go along. Our survival and evolution doesn’t depend on brute strength, but on adaptability.
Unless you have walked a mile in someone else’s shoes, you cannot know their depths. Compassion is something every living thing has, and we can choose what to do with it. Try to understand other people’s journeys as best you can and figure out how you can help them along the way. Everyone is welcome and has a role to play.
See the System.
We need solutions and ways of doing things that take into account the system of nature that we’re all connected to. Every entity, from particle to human to institution, is part of this system and should positively contribute. Things we do reverberate throughout the system, and we should be aware that we don’t live in isolation but as a part of this system.
We don’t exist to exploit or harm life in any shape or form for personal private gain or comfort. We exist to love and evolve as a human being on Earth. We can recognize and point out things that are harmful to life, and figure out ways to fix things. That’s what we’re here for.
It takes courage to be here, learn and participate. You have already shown you have courage just by showing up. So don’t be afraid to bring that out in yourself as you go along. Life needs courage.
Follow Your Feelings and Intuition.
What burns you up? What makes you happy? Don’t bury your feelings, recognize them. Give thought to what you’re feeling in response to posts or news and use that to create positive, productive currents for yourself and others. Understand that by following your feelings you can figure out things about yourself that you might not even know.
Share But Also Listen.
We don’t know everything. No one does, no one can. We are all in this together. We don’t judge here or say what’s right or wrong, what we all should or shouldn’t do, because that’s for every person to figure out for themselves.
Everything has a process, and things will tend to take their own sweet time, even as we aim for accelerating positive target actions as much as possible. With the climate, the process has led us to a tipping point where it’s now urgent to take action, which is why we’re here. Try to understand that you might be at a different place than others along our personal journeys, and everyone needs sometimes unequal measures of patience and perseverance. But please, don’t hesitate to go fast if you can and to encourage others (not pressure or annoy them).