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RECOMMENDED READING

A few book recommendations that are focused on ecopsychology, psychosocial resilience, catastrophic dissociation, and ancestral healing.



ANCESTRAL HEALING

  • How woo are you?

  • A map and resources about the importance of acknowledgement of the traditional Indigenous, Native inhabitants of the land. Acknowledgment is a simple, powerful way of showing respect and a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture and toward inviting and honoring the truth. But that's just the first step.

  • Pocket Guide to Ohlone Solidarity

  • Cafe Ohlone by mak-'amham Delicious decolonization by bringing Ohlone small bites, Native teas, smoked meats, and Indigenous food sovereignty back to Berkeley.

  • Sogorea Te' Land Trust The Shuumi Land Tax is a voluntary annual financial contribution that non-Indigenous people living on traditional Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone territory.  


CLIMATE REALITY

Where do I begin?

Overwhelmed by the existential crisis and don't know where to start? Not sure what's the most useful thing you can be doing? Thankfully there's Project Drawdown, the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. And here’s a guide to a summary of all the new climate change findings and what they mean.

  • The Last Born in the Wilderness podcast provides well-produced interviews on the intersections of climate change, technology, psychedelics, and radical political theory.

  • Climate Compassion offers community events, workshops and trainings. They inspire widening circles of compassionate action, rippling from self-compassion to taking action for the benefit of our human family and the web of life, for current and future generations.



DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Whether or not you live in earthquake and wildfire country, natural disasters can impact you in one shape or form. Don't freak out: get prepared! Started by building your very own disaster supplies kit, your own food, water, and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. If trying to figure all of this out feels daunting, I highly encourage you to check out Disaster Blaster which will create a personalized emergency plan for you


CLIMATE FINANCE

We vote every day with our dollars. Here are some ways to divest yourself from institutions profiting off of fossil fuels, and channel your investments into locally-owned, socially-just enterprises.

  • Mazaska Talks features specific actions for leveraging economic power to fight repression of indigenous rights and desecration of Mother Earth.

  • Aspiration Bank Fossil-fuel free deposits, earn up to 2.00% APY interest, and easy access to ethical, environmentally-friendly investing.

  • LIFT Economy LIFT's mission is to create, model, and share an inclusive and locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life.

  • DivestInvest The global investor movement accelerating the sustainable energy transition by divesting from fossil fuels and investing in climate solutions.

  • Fossil Free Funds analyzes the climate impact of thousands of U.S. mutual funds and ETFs and shows you if your money is being invested in fossil fuel companies or companies with high carbon footprints.


ZERO WASTE

Once you've got reduce, reuse, and recycle down, the next step is going Zero Waste. It's a long journey of many small choices, so take a look at this beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Going Zero Waste. Here in East Bay, where I live, the Ecology Center would like to be your best friend.


COMMUNITY-BUILDING


PLAY

  • The National Institute for Play unlocks the human potential through play in all stages of life using science to discover all that play has to teach us about transforming our world.


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