Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Finding Openings for Active Hope

By Tom Braford

We can try to remain hopeful on our own in the face of a barrage of seemingly endless bad news, but without some personal or community North Star, it is hard to stay motivated, healthy and happy.

What keeps hope alive, as Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone so elegantly demonstrate in their newly revised book “Active Hope, How to Face the Mess We’re in with Unexpected Resilience & Creative Power”, may be found in active pursuit of what’s important to us individually and collectively to the point for some that nothing else matters.  Some have referred to this as our individual calling or reason for being. 

In last month’s article, I identified Climate Restoration by 2050 as an Active Hope mission that many climate scientists, lovers of nature and lovers of humanity are rallying around and establishing united actions that can be taken on the global and at the local level in collaboration with others.

These actions in the case of the Climate Restoration movement include joining together to support each other in getting educated on the issues that you most care about and lobbying grassroots and grasstops leaders to take policy actions.  

What if you could do that while also living and working in a socially, environmentally and economically optimized Climate Restoration focused community that you had an active role in creating?  Wouldn’t that give you even more access to active hope? You may even feel moved to get involved in creating the next round of more sustainable and more effective versions of these communities and in linking them to the Global Climate Restoration Movement.  

In movement parlance, you would then be known as a “Burning Soul”, someone who makes restoring the Climate and Civic society their life’s work, whether they have any official title or not.  

Especially in the launch stage, movements need as many burning souls as they can find or who can find them. So, if you think that this may be an “Active Hope” opportunity that you just can’t pass up, contact us!

Contact: braford@sbcglobal.net