Meaning-making in the struggle for climate justice:
Your life and your support matter.
Climate change is the defining threat of our time:
We are part of something bigger than ourselves:
Tipping points in crisis can create systemic change:
Everyone's role is important:
Your support has a magnified impact:
Because our operations are highly cost effective, each project described here takes about $10k per year to conduct and about $30k over three years to achieve impact and scale. As of May 2022, $200 keeps our whole organization going for one day (and ensures our team can spend the whole day fully focused on supporting local climate justice work, not fundraising). Each hour of paid staff time, including overhead, is about $25 in total. Most of that time is spent in critical coordination roles, enabling local leadership to achieve maximum impact and ensuring that dynamic partnerships fostering community climate resilience are functioning well. The cost benefit analysis of this type of social resilience work is very challenging to measure, but the Global Commission on Adaptation’s Adapt Now report estimates the Social Return on Investment (SROI) for climate adaptation work is usually between 2x and 10x6https://wrirosscities.org/news/release-joint-statement-accelerating-climate-adaptation-%E2%80%981000-cities-adapt-now%E2%80%997https://gca.org/reports/, meaning that every dollar you give likely produces between 2 and 10 times as much value for the communities benefiting as you put in.
Help us dedicate one day to you:
The local leaders CEPB supports do things that each of us individually would not be able to do on our own, and it brings our team great joy to see their incredible work. One of the aspects of our team that makes us special compared to larger organizations is that you can connect with any member of our team and experience the same awe and appreciation we do each day. Here are some quick things you can do to connect right now and make a difference.
- Donate $200 (individually or with friends) here and book a time with one of our team members to learn everything our team is going to be doing that day, thanks to your donation.
- Share your impact with friends! We’ll follow up with a photo or short clip from our meeting and a summary of the impact you made, which you can keep for your own memories or share with as many people as you’d like.
- Ask a few people to join you in donating. If you are like us, you want to be doing good all the time and building supportive friendships. When we talk, we’ll be happy to share what we have learned about how to ask for favors in ways that benefit others and make people feel happy by focusing on building relationships.