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We'll be live tweeting soon: #ClimateWeekNYC workshop on Climate Activism…
We begin with a soulful acknowledgement by workshop leader Cecilia Lim of the land and the original inhabitants of New York City - the Lenape
We have an anti-oppression framework and a practice of deep listening.

We’ve learned to feel better than or worse than other people.

Healing, from our perspective, involves emoting, for example crying and laughing.
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The organising, informing, showcasing and commitment making at #ClimateWeekNYC is carrying on and the @ClimateCLG team will be hard at work contributing, but I'm stepping out and heading home and thought I'd jot down a few reflections 1/n
First up, it's worth noting that given a call to do more, raise ambition, face up to the climate challenge, then actors across the world have responded. 2/n
Countries have committed to raising their climate targets, they have pledged more money to fund resilience and the climate transition, they have set exit dates for coal and deadlines for hitting net zero. 3/n
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Closing perspective on U.S. Back in Paris: Ending U.S. Greed and Isolationism #ClimateWeekNYC
I grew up loving the US. As I became aware of what we did in Vietnam, and as I learned more about the civil rights movement, I feel conflicted.

On the one hand, a model of press & religious freedoms. But this country was built on stolen land, genocide, enslavement, imperialism.
It's easy to feel shame about being a US-er, but shame can distort and limit us as environmental activists.

I think we should all work to love the US, and the people in this country.

But I'm furious, and we need to be angry.
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Starting now: U.S. Back in Paris: Ending U.S. Greed and Isolationism. Thanks @NewEconomyNYC for sponsoring! We'll be live-tweeting til noon #ClimateWeekNYC

@NewEconomyNYC We begin with a land acknowledgement, recognize the centuries of the Lenape people living on and caring for this land
@NewEconomyNYC We will talk about how the same systems that had a devastating impact on these people are the systems having a devastating impact on the earth.

These systems affect our ability to feel good about ourselves, to think, to do our work.
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Workshop begins on "Backing #Women and #Girls to Lead in #SustainableAgriculture" #ClimateWeekNYC
There were people, particularly women and girls, on this land for 1000s of years. Some are still here, and we thank them for the caring of the land that they have done.
We are glad to have participants from @CAREGlobal, @nature_org, @girlscouts, US State Dept office of Global Food Security, and so many from around the world working on #UNSDGs
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Yesterday, at an interesting #ClimateWeekNYC panel on fighting denial (organized by @ColumbiaClimate, @Sallan_Found, @earthinstitute, & @ClimSciDefense) @jeffnesbit made some excellent points I want to circulate.

First point: Nesbit reported that his research shows that trying to inoculate teenagers against tobacco advertising by telling them that smoking will make them die before their time doesn't work. But....

Telling teenagers that they're being targeted and manipulated by tobacco companies who are shamelessly trying to addict them actually *does* make them much less likely to take up smoking.

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