Why Hope Matters in an Age of Doom & Gloom: Elin Kelsey April 2022

Elin Kelsey, PhD and author of Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis, shares her wisdom and inspiration on the importance of evidence-based hope as we take climate action.

Inspiring, practical ways

to take climate action

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Accelerating climate action

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We are embarking on a 3-year restoration of a 13-acre site on the St. Lawrence River, with leading scientific and environmental experts and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.

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Our Goal: Catalyze bold whole-school climate action in the K-12 sector. We must all achieve net-zero by 2050. Every sector needs leaders who need to get there decades sooner to chart the path.

We want to find leaders in the Canadian K-12 sector and help them create and implement hope-filled, audacious plans. We will share the learning and inspire other schools to follow.

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Land Acknowledgement

With respect and awe, we acknowledge the vast, beautiful St. Lawrence River that is the home and source of life for so many living beings. She connects us to the world, transforms herself into rain and snow, and brings life.

We also acknowledge the Indigenous Keepers of this River and the Land we call home, the source of life for us. For many thousands of years these Keepers lived in balance with the Earth’s ecosystems, developed deep insight and wisdom about the relationships in the natural world, so that Mother Earth was grateful to have human beings living here.

As settlers, we have so much to unlearn, and so much listening and new learning to do.

We are grateful to be living and working on the traditional territory of the Anishnabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Oneida and Haudenosaunee (St Lawrence Iroquois) peoples.