The Climate Grief Group of NWI
The Climate Grief Group of Northwest Indiana invites those living with an awareness of loss due to climate change and the collapse of our environmental and social systems to create a safe space to share and witness those complex feelings—like grief, despair, fear, and guilt—which are increasingly common in these chaotic times, but which are often unwelcome in mainstream activist spaces.
The Climate Grief Group of NWI is part of the Good Grief Network.
Why a Climate Grief Group?
It is one ironies of climate activism that, in striving for a more sustainable way of life, we often pursue our activism in a totally unsustainable way. The mainstream environmental movement has failed to create spaces where we can talk about our sense of loss and grief. Until we do, we are never going to be in right relationship with nature, with ourselves, or with each other. The purpose of this group is to create such a space, with the belief that facing difficult feelings honestly will lead to more appropriate and effective action. We strive to follow the counterintuitive wisdom of Bayo Akomolafe: “The times are urgent. Let’s slow down.”
The 12 Steps
Acceptance is the beginning, not the end.
We hold in-person and online meetings. In-person meetings are for those living locally. Online meetings are open to both people who live locally and those outside the Northwest Indiana region.
During this time of responsible social distancing, we are holding virtual meetings online.
You can find the date/time and location of our next meeting on our public Facebook page.
Our private Facebook group is open to those who have attended at least one meeting.
If there isn’t a meeting currently scheduled or you are unable to attend or just want more information, check out our resources page.