Weaving a Movement
In an effort to connect conversations, coordinate more effectively, and incentivize collaboration, Naropa University’s Joanna Macy Center for Resilience and Regeneration and Boulder Dot Earth have created the BoCo Climate Justice Hive to bring together various community-based climate justice efforts.
The Hive collects and shares up-to-date information about who’s doing what and where, “cross-pollinating” neighborhoods, communities, and sectors in Boulder County. The Hive weaves connections from grassroots to grass-tops and across the non-profit, academic, business, and government worlds. Illustrating the formal, informal, and potentially collaborative networks, the Hive is creating an easy-to-navigate, interactive online map that can be shared in English and Spanish through any participating organization’s website.
Climate impacts do not stop at city borders, and we understand our communities are vulnerable and interconnected. We know that for climate action to be successful, collaboration is critical. To best succeed in changing systems and addressing climate emergencies, the Hive is developing better community organizing tools and online technology to work across borders and foster more robust partnerships, changing systems and, even, our relationship to each other and the earth.
Collaborating and working in concert, our potential is far greater than the sum of the parts. To make this happen, we need coordination and a clear shared vision.
That is the BoCo Climate Justice Hive.