Eco-anxiety can be a big problem within environmental activism. Many of us made the decision to get involved and become part of the movement in order to feel more empowered and in control of our futures. However, this naturally leads to wider learning and a deeper understanding of the issues we are facing, which can at times make us feel even more scared and disempowered than before.
We have therefore developed a toolkit to help people manage these feelings, build emotional resilience and maintain good mental health and wellbeing whilst remaining engaged in their work and learning.
The kit is now available to download here. It includes a presentation, facilitator notes and several group activities and is designed to be delivered to groups of staff and/or volunteers in any environmental organisation or group as a way of opening up discussions around wellbeing and supporting team members to remain mentally healthy.
This resource is available free of charge, but if you're able to make a donation to help us continue our work, we would really appreciate it.
The toolkit is designed to be simple and accessible to deliver as an in-house session of around 1-1.5 hours. Alternatively, please get in touch if you would like to talk about us delivering the session for you.
Ta(l)king Action is a series of FREE online labs created to allow people to hear from experts on a range of environmental issues, hold discussions with others around those issues and pledge to take action - either as individuals or as part of an organisation - to change behaviours and progress towards the zero carbon future we must all now embrace.
The next session will be on the 15th of June 7.30-9pm and will focus on Nature-based solutions to the Climate Crisis.
This month's speakers are:
Click here to book your ticket.
Click here to get some inspiration from pledges made in previous sessions
Once you have booked your place you will receive more details nearer the time. Please check your junk/spam folders as sometimes emails can get lost.
Note: these sessions will be online via Zoom until we're able to meet safely.
Speak Carbon are a brilliant organisation providing individuals and organisations with carbon literacy courses in order that we can all have more meaningful and informed discussions about climate change.
As well as partnering with Speak carbon alongside St Nicks to deliver Ta(l)king Action; Oak Tree are now also part of the Speak Carbon Collective, a transformative movement rolling out Speak Carbon training in communities, education settings and organisations across Yorkshire and beyond.
We are proud to support the Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport (GALBA) by encouraging donations (via the banner link at the top of this site), lobbying local decision makers and spreading the word about the detrimental impact the huge increase in flight proposed under the expansion will have on the climate and the people of Leeds. For more info on the campaign and why its so important, check out these interviews with Oak Tree founder Alison Tomlin and GALBA member Alistair Cameron.
We are very excited to announce our partnership with the fantastic folk at The Climate App. As well as helping out with testing, we will be spending shouting about this amazing app across our socials as they near the launch date for the app itself...which promises to be an amazing tool and for anyone trying to reduce their carbon footprint...keep an eye on our social media channels for more info!