We are taking a winter break!
Power Up for Climate Solutions is taking a winter break. It’s time for us to rest, reassess, and realign our efforts with the rapidly evolving social, political, and climate landscape of 2021. For the next few months we are pausing our monthly actions, blog posts, and social media updates. We will return in spring reenergized and with new perspective on the most impactful role we can play in promoting climate solutions that is sustainable for our organization.
We recognize that making meaningful progress on the climate crisis is tremendously challenging as the pandemic, the economic crisis, the racial justice crisis, and deep social and political divisions in the U.S. create havoc and hardship. We hope that in the next four months, the trajectories of these multiple crises will begin to improve and provide an opening for action on climate. A functional government may emerge and create opportunities to enact policies for decarbonization and a green recovery strengthened by a re-invigoration of our international relationships. As this happens, it will be clearer how we can be most effective in contributing to climate solutions.
On a personal note, I’ve been a climate writer and advocate since 2006. I am passionate about this work, but it has never been easy. The erosion of climate progress, the suppression of science, the ugliness and lawlessness of this administration have taken a toll. And as is true for everyone I know, I have suffered painful losses this year, and am worn thin from the multiple catastrophes of 2020. I need some time to recharge.
I hope to come back with fresh eyes, renewed energy and a clearer sense of how Power Up for Climate Solutions can contribute to a safer, healthier, more just world where people and life can thrive.
Thank you for being part of this organization. I hope you are able to take good care of yourself this winter. Expect to hear from us in mid-April, 2021 with an update on what comes next from Power Up for Climate Solutions. Thanks for your patience and support, and for all you do for climate action.
My deepest gratitude and warmest winter wishes to you.
Patty StromDecember 15, 2020 at 8:18 pm
No wonder you need a break and good for you for recognizing that. We are all still working on reducing fossil fuels and learning of ways to reduce and sequester carbon. So you needn’t feel you have to do it all. Thank you and see you when you want to come back