NOFA/Mass Climate Action Challenge
Take the challenge and be part of the solution.
The climate crisis is becoming a more widely recognized threat each day. With weather extremes impacting food crops, wild habitats, and growing conditions for every living thing on the planet, we are at the crucial time in history when widespread education and corrective action is critically needed.
The month-long NOFA/Mass Climate Action Challenge was developed as an annual, virtual campaign with three goals:
- Educate the public about the intrinsic links between agriculture and climate
- Advocate for environmentally friendly agricultural practices
- Crowdfund $20,000 to support NOFA/Mass’s year-round education and advocacy work
We invite you to participate in the Challenge each October by:
- Educating yourself and your network through the information that NOFA/Mass shares
- Adjust your daily routines and choices to support a healthy climate and collective action
- Advocate for legislation to support climate-friendly agricultural practices
- Donate to NOFA/Mass’s Climate Action Challenge fundraising page
Check out the hashtag #nofamassclimateactionchallenge on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see how people are interacting with the challenge, and post your own updates.
Want to follow along with our educational content during the Challenge each October? Sign up for our email list here. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @nofamass.
We will make the biggest impact on the climate crisis when we work together. Thank you for your partnership!
The 2022 NOFA/Mass Climate Action Challenge is here! During this month-long journey, we will explore how we can better support collective action for equitable climate solutions and maintain a positive mental attitude that will fuel us for the long work ahead.
As we begin, this three-part mission leads us to the following questions, which we will explore in this first installment:
- How do we recognize and avoid the “climate doomism” trap?
- Why is it important to go beyond individual greening and support collective action?
- Why must we center climate justice in all our actions and conversations around climate change?
Thank you for being a part of the 2022 NOFA/Mass Climate Action Challenge. With our second weekly installment, we will continue to explore how we can maintain a positive mental attitude that will keep us moving with collective action on climate.
This week, we’re asking:
- How can we work with our feelings of “eco-despair” and tap into Active Hope?
- How do we grow the movement for organic climate solutions?
Let’s dig in…
(If you missed our first weekly installment, you can find it here.)
Some folks have asked how they can “sign up” to take part in this year’s Climate Action Challenge. The short answer is- simply take action on something you learn here, even if it’s a small one to start. We’re sharing this year’s challenge with everyone in our community and we invite you to participate by educating yourself and your network, advocating for agriculture as a partial solution to the climate crisis, and donating to our campaign to raise $20,000 for NOFA/Mass by November 1, 2022.
Content for this week:
A “climate optimism hack” and suggested positive climate news outlets.
Thank you so much for joining us for this month-long journey of collective action and self-education. Together, we set out to explore how we can better support collective action for equitable climate solutions and maintain a positive mental attitude that will fuel us for the long work ahead.
A few days ago, a beautifully produced short film was released by the educational YouTube Channel “Our Changing Climate” about climate anxiety, which eloquently summarizes the essence of this Climate Action Challenge.
We are urged to do the work to transform our emotions of eco-anxiety through “inner activism,” avoid the traps of doomism, of guilt and perfectionism of individualized climate action and join localized movements for collective climate action which align with our values.
Vote Climate, Vote Justice
Climate action is always on the ballot. While we can’t endorse candidates as a non-profit, we can say that you should definitely vote on November 8th!