Climate Generation Gist

March 18, 2020
By: Nicole Rom, Former Executive Director

March 2020: Showing Up in Uncertain Times

How do you show up in unprecedented times?

For those of us working to address climate change, we show up by standing with science and standing up for those who are already experiencing the worst impacts from climate change. And just like with climate change, this is how we show up during a pandemic in uncertain times—we stand with science and those most vulnerable.

We recognize the clear parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis. For both, a rapid and scientifically-informed response is necessary for preventing the most dangerous outcomes.

Climate Generation is committed to ensuring the health, safety, and well being of our community—from instituting a work-from-home policy temporarily for all employees, to moving in person events and meetings online via Zoom, to postponing programming.

For instance, you can now join our Donor Appreciation Breakfast from the comfort of your home on Wednesday, March 25th from 8–9 am. We also have some exciting plans in the works for celebrating Earth Day together no matter where we are, and K-12 teachers can tune into our webinar next week featuring ways we are prepared to support you as you face the new challenge of providing learning to your students at a distance.

The actions we take in a crisis make a difference. How can you respond?

Begin by asking yourself: how can I show up to support my greater community? How can I cause less harm?

Let’s make this a time when we bring out the ultimate goodness of others and ourselves. Let’s embrace this moment with compassion and empathy.

Stay healthy and take time to get outside, breathe fresh air, and remember that we are all in this together. We are here for you and grateful, as always, for your support.


Nicole Rom, Executive Director