Grieving for our planet in the age of climate change

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BRATTLEBORO — The September Climate Change Caf will present "Grieving for Our Planet in the Age of Climate Change," on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library.

As always, the event is free, and light refreshments will be available.

Because of the success of her presentation on climate grieving last year, Connie Baxter, the Bereavement Program Coordinator for Brattleboro Area Hospice, will again lead this workshop.

Grieving for our planet and the cataclysmic changes it is experiencing is essential to fully accepting and acting wisely in the face of this unprecedented event. But grief for our changing climate can be paralyzing. The irony is that this grief has to be acknowledged and experienced in order for us to find hope and a path to action.

In coming together to share grief we can find support from one another to face the emotional challenge that despair for our planet presents, according to organizers.

In this workshop, attendees will participate in a range of activities designed first to identify the unique grief each of us feels for our changing planet and then to explore how this grief can be transformed to hope and action.

The Climate Caf is a project of Post Oil Solutions that convenes the fourth Tuesday of most months. For more information, contact Tim Stevenson, bereal@vermontel.net or 802-869-2141.

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