It is possible to limit the effects of human-caused climate change and restore the environment,
but some very large changes in our economy and the lives we live are needed for this to happen.
Sustaining All Life (SAL) and United to End Racism (UER) believe the environmental crisis cannot be resolved without ending racism, genocide toward Indigenous peoples, classism, sexism, and other oppressions.
Sustaining All Life, a project of the Re-Evaluation Counseling Community, offers tools of mutual support, engaged listening, and a process that frees people from the effects of the hurts and oppression.
We can also use these tools to remove many of the difficulties of working together.
This personal work heals the emotional damage and, as a result, people are able to think more clearly about the environmental crisis, build and strengthen alliances, and fully enjoy working together to set the world right.
This healing work also builds courage and stamina, and the confidence that we can create a just, sustainable future for everyone.
We formed SAL in 2014 and have since published many materials addressing the intersection of climate change and oppression. A SAL delegation attended COPS21 to 25 to present our tools of mutual support and engaged listening and our perspectives on climate change and oppression. We are active in numerous climate justice projects around the world.