COPING WITH CLIMATE ANXIETY & HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS EARTH DAY
Climate change anxiety is real, and it’s impacting more of us than you may think. According to a report released by The Lancet Journal, 84% of individuals aged 16 to 25 are moderately concerned about climate change, with 59% expressing high levels of worry. This is understandable since the younger generation will be more impacted by environmental shifts.
But what are some healthy ways to cope with climate anxiety? According to this article published by Harvard University, the best way to manage climate anxiety is to take action. Both, on an individual level: by sharing your concerns with family, friends, or a therapist. And on a collective level: by joining a group, or community that is taking action against climate change, and supporting environmental nonprofits or activist groups whether it be by attending an action or event, volunteering time, or donating to their cause.
If you’re ready to take action, or just looking to learn more about what the community is doing to spread awareness and effect change, we have compiled the top 5 organizations that we believe are making a real difference by advocating for policy changes, supporting environmental innovations, and more. These organizations are truly at the forefront of the fight against climate change and serve as inspiring examples of what can be achieved through collaboration and determination.
Our hope is that by sharing this information, we can help you ease your climate anxiety and inspire you to get involved and take action to help protect our planet. Let’s work together to make a difference!
TOP 5 ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT ON EARTH DAY 2023
1. The Rainforest Foundation
The Rainforest Foundation’s mission is to provide indigenous peoples with tools, training, and resources that are proven to reduce deforestation and help them safeguard and assert their rights to obtain, shape, and control basic services from the state. Learn more about how you can support them here.
2. Plant-Based Treaty
The Plant-Based Treaty initiative aims to effect a shift to a Plant-Based diet in the fight against climate change. Inspired by the successful Fossil Fuel Treaty, this campaign aims to halt the extensive damage caused by animal agriculture to vital ecosystems and encourage a shift towards healthier and more sustainable plant-based food systems. The initiative is calling on scientists, politicians, individuals, organizations, corporations, and municipalities to endorse the movement and exert pressure on national governments to engage in negotiations toward an international Plant Based Treaty. Find out how you can join or support them here.
3. Climate Emergency Fund
Climate Emergency Fund supports and funds the activists that are working to spread the message of urgency in taking action for climate change. They provide grants to local climate activist organizations. Find out more about their mission and ways to support them here.
4. Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd’s core mission is to safeguard and preserve the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. The organization strives to protect all forms of marine life without exception. Find out more about Sea Shepherd and how you can donate and support here.
A nonprofit organization that provides support to individuals and groups who are working on innovative sustainable solutions and promoting new ideas and concepts in the field of sustainability. Their mission is to fund the next generation of leaders fighting against climate change. Find out how you can support them here.