Joy can strengthen our resolve, help us unlock creativity, and bolster our resilience. In Fix’s Joy Issue, we explore the importance and power of finding joy in the face of grief, anger, and a changing climate.
What can I do?
How can I do more?
Am I doing enough?
It’s safe to say everyone in the climate movement has been haunted by these questions at one time or another. An individual can never really do “enough” when confronting a problem as complex and gargantuan as the climate crisis — and it will never feel like enough when we care, as we ought to, for the fate of our planet, our communities, and ourselves.
Once you’ve gone vegetarian, should you go vegan? Once you’ve attended one climate protest, should you organize the next one? Once you’ve started volunteering with a climate organization, should you quit your job, sell your car, and devote every ounce of your energy to climate solutions? “You’ll burn yourself out if you think you can be everything all at once,” says Kristy Drutman, an environmental justice advocate, host of the Brown Girl Green podcast, and a 2022 Grist 50 honoree. ... Read more