How to Support Activists

How to Support Activists

  I recently shared some ideas around building a support network – but a really great network requires willing and savvy people being actively supportive. How do you actually go about backing someone who’s on a social change mission? Everyone is different so...
Hope and Activist Burnout

Hope and Activist Burnout

Activist burnout can be the result of many factors, such as overwork, high stress, trauma, prolonged interpersonal conflict, organisational ineffectiveness and a lack of long term planning. But I think a key factor, which we don’t talk about very much, is hope....
Building a Support Network

Building a Support Network

  Support Networks Increase Capacity for Action! I was recently talking with a friend about ways to increase the sustainability of her activism. I noticed she was getting cagey and when I asked about it, she said ‘You’re just going to tell me to do less, aren’t...
Eating at Meetings

Eating at Meetings

  Holly Hammond shares her tips for good food and good meetings – share yours too! There’s a lot of things that can make a meeting go well – good snacks are one of them. I’ve been to many cheerless activist meetings which have left me with a grumbling...
Our Hearts in Transition

Our Hearts in Transition

  Holly Hammond reviews The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins – with emphasis on its insights around the emotional and psychological impact of climate change and peak oil. What would working to change the world be like if it made more room for the...