Finding Climate Campaigning Balance

02nov10:30 am12:00 pmVirtual EventFinding Climate Campaigning BalanceHow can those working in the environmental sector fuel their work with joy in the face of doubt, fear and burnout? OrganiserSCCAN Scottish Communities Climate Action Network10:30 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWorkshop & TrainingThemeCommunity,Mental Health & Wellbeing

Event Details

Being a climate activist or professional, constantly facing the climate and nature crises can leave us feeling overworked, overwhelmed, and even questioning the meaningfulness of our efforts.

The risk of burnout – on a planet that is burning – is high. And if we’re not careful, This is where fear-fuelled activism can take us.

Joy-fuelled activism, on the other hand, embodies sustainability from the inside out and puts the very things we are fighting to protect at the heart of everything we do.

It reduces burnout and enables us to live our lives more fully despite all that is unraveling in the world. Our message to the world becomes an irresistible invitation to be part of something beautiful.

Our speaker, Jo Musker-Sherwood spent 6 six years as the Founder Director of one of the UK’s fastest growing climate campaigns until she experienced a life-changing burnout. After recovering, she retrained in wellbeing and now researches resilience strategies to help activists fuel their work with joy.

In this introductory workshop, Jo will share a range of tools to help you…

• Resist burnout by cultivating practices that bring you joy

• Tend to the heavy emotions that climate awareness brings, such as eco-anxiety

• Connect with others also carrying these challenges

Jo will signpost additional resources to joy-fuelled activism in your life longer-term.

Find out more about Jo’s work here, and join the Self-Care for Climate Activists Facebook Group to connect with others.



(Wednesday) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+00:00)