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Action Team
Climate Change advocacy can be deeply rewarding...yet it is can be stressful and exhausting. This Action Team aims to strengthen your resilience and support your self-care.
We currently offer two programs:
  • Our "Ongo" tool is a 12-week program to empower volunteers to practice self-care and create compassionate conversations. Up to 20 participants engage in structured exercises and expansive dialogues for individuals, with a buddy, and in a weekly group meeting. 
  • Our "Active Hope" program is a 2-hour workshop based on the work of Joanna Macy.  We use experiential exercises and small group sharing to strengthen your personal connections with CCL colleagues and generate fresh insights and energy to support your climate activism.
The Resilience Building Action Team Leaders are Jeff Joslin‍, Laura Sacks‍ and Caterina Lindman.  Please reach out to any one of us with your questions.

More Info

Announcing New Ongo Session on Zoom
Starting Thursday, Janu
ary 21 at 8pm ET

All welcome!

CCL's eighth Ongo session will launch on Thursday, January 21st. Dozens of CCLers have found this 12-week program really benefits their personal well being and climate advocacy. For more info, see this link.

To sign up, please go here.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Jeff, Laura and Caterina
Resilience Building Action Team

Announcing "Active Hope" workshop on Zoom
Sunday, January 24, 6-8:30pm ET

Our next workshop of Active Hope for Climate Change Advocates is now open for registration. This 2-hour workshop, plus a short debrief session, will support you through experiential exercises and small group conversations to build personal connections and recharge your emotional battery!
For more info, see this link.

To sign up, please go here.

Please contact Steve Levin to learn more or to ask questions.
The Resilience Building Action Team


Leadership During Crisis & Cultural Transformation - Recording

Thanks Solemi and all of you who participated in our Oct. 15 webinar Leadership During Crisis and Cultural Transformation.  Solemi Hernandez led us thru 12 Principles for Spiritual Leadership, and we linked that to our climate advocacy work and CCL's core values.
If you missed it, you can watch it here

Peer Support Webinar on Self-Care - recording

Ben White, LCSW shares his experience as a therapist helping climate advocates to integrate their process into meaningful action.  Ben also encourages groups (like CCL Chapters) to consider incorporating periodically discussing the emotional toll of climate activism.

Ben speaks to ways individuals and groups can find support while facing the challenges of climate advocacy.

Index to Resilience Building Links

CCL Resilience Building Action Team on Community:

ONGO Resilience Building Group, next group start date, ONGO information sheet -

ONGO Group signup -

Order The Ongo Book -  Order single books in Canada and the US (free US delivery for new books) here.

Organize Ongo - steps for Resilience Building Team Volunteers -

CCL Ongo Google Drive -

Needs Wheel pdf for Ongo -

Active Hope Workshop - information -

Active Hope Workshop - registration -

Deep Resilience Webinar July 24th

Watch the Peer Support Webinar on Self Care

ONGO Information and sign up link

Ongo Sign-up Form

Ongo Flyer

The Ongo Book guide for conducting Groups using Zoom video conferencing

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