We, at SSCAN, believe that the answer to apathy is hope and the answer to fear is action and that being in community can bring hope and spur people to action.

Fostering community is essential for cultivating hope. We do this through sharing great films with our Meaningful Movies events (Check out our upcoming event Mission: Joy on December 2nd!); through learning and sharing at our regular monthly meetings; through our work with allied groups working for peace, a Green New Deal, and a healthy environment for all; through gathering together to take care of our natural spaces such as North Seatac Park; through the work we are doing to create circles of hope and resilience (stay tuned for more info about this!!) and through sharing great books and articles.

We thank Andrea O’Farrell for leading bookclubs for “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions for the Climate Crisis” and for the beautiful articles she writes about activism and caring for our collective home.

We also thank incredible writers and thinkers such as Rebecca Solnit who has written an incredible essay about keeping HOPE alive in the midst of confronting our climate crisis, which was published in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/18/ten-ways-confront-climate-crisis-without-losing-hope-rebecca-solnit-reconstruction-after-covid