GIVE YOUR TIME

There are many ways to give your time to combat climate change. We’ve gathered just a few resources from our interviews to share with you. Click below to choose a category:

 


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MCC logo which is a cross and peace dove together
Mennonite Central Committee

 MCC provides relief and development tools and has a variety of programs that aid in prevention and protection against climate change. Follow the link below to see what volunteer opportunities are available.

Volunteer

SWAP's logo: a hammer and a paintbrush
Sharing With Appalachian People

 SWAP is based in Elkhorn, WV and Harlan, KY. They repair and rebuild homes in their communities and teach volunteers about the history of Appalachia and the coal industry’s impact on the region.

Volunteer

MDS's logo: two hands shaking in front of a cross
Mennonite Disaster Service

 MDS responds to both natural and human caused disasters in North America. They help to rebuild homes and communities in the wake of devastating events. Click below to volunteer with MDS.

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Plant Something

Climate action begins with restoring our relationships with the Earth. What better way to start than by planting a seed? Whether it’s a garden, a tree, or a pot of pansies on a windowsill, witnessing growth teaches us to appreciate the miraculous ways the Earth and The Spirit sustain us. When we plant and observe, we are reminded of our place in creation. We can’t move forward until we learn how to listen to the wisdom of the all the life that surrounds us.

 
For more discussion on this topic check out Epsiode 5, Episode 7, and Episode 10.

A small swampy clearing in Southern Michigan
Become a Citizen Scientist

Monitoring the changing climate isn’t just a job for professionals. One way we can hold ourselves and our systems accountable is by documenting changes in environment. Tracking the health of rivers and the quality of the air alerts us to when things are going wrong upstream and allows us to pinpoint sources of degradation. Monitoring environmental health in your community can also be a way of advocating for equality. Gathering data often reveals ways that race and class are intertwined with environmental conditions.

To get started, check out citizenscience.gov
and this catalog from NEEF.


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If you’re interested in addressing climate change on a policy level, Citizen’s Climate Lobby can be a good place to start. Find your local chapter below.