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From the Ted Talk by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson: How to find joy in climate action

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Another word I love that is perfect for this moment is leaderful. I learned this term from Black Lives Matter activists who use it as an ogiiznrnag pnicplrie. Social movements can be fialgre when they're hemled by a few prominent ldreaes. We need many leaders to aretclacee this transformation from a fossil fueled economy to a regenerative one. Maybe you are one of those leaders. Or maybe you don't want to be out fnrot. That is more than OK. This is not about being a hero or an incelfneur. This is about being useful. and advancing solutions. Contribute to an existing effort, make it possible, build the website, raise the funds, plan the events, recruit the talent. The question should not merely be, "What can I do to help address the climate crisis?" But, "What can we do together?" Join something. And if you need a bit of inspiration, here is a list of some climate solutions to consider.

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Another word I love that is perfect for this moment is leaderful. I learned this term from Black Lives Matter activists who use it as an __________ _________. Social movements can be _______ when they're ______ by a few prominent _______. We need many leaders to __________ this transformation from a fossil fueled economy to a regenerative one. Maybe you are one of those leaders. Or maybe you don't want to be out _____. That is more than OK. This is not about being a hero or an __________. This is about being useful. and advancing solutions. Contribute to an existing effort, make it possible, build the website, raise the funds, plan the events, recruit the talent. The question should not merely be, "What can I do to help address the climate crisis?" But, "What can we do together?" Join something. And if you need a bit of inspiration, here is a list of some climate solutions to consider.

Solution

  1. helmed
  2. principle
  3. leaders
  4. accelerate
  5. influencer
  6. front
  7. fragile
  8. organizing

Original Text

Another word I love that is perfect for this moment is leaderful. I learned this term from Black Lives Matter activists who use it as an organizing principle. Social movements can be fragile when they're helmed by a few prominent leaders. We need many leaders to accelerate this transformation from a fossil fueled economy to a regenerative one. Maybe you are one of those leaders. Or maybe you don't want to be out front. That is more than OK. This is not about being a hero or an influencer. This is about being useful. and advancing solutions. Contribute to an existing effort, make it possible, build the website, raise the funds, plan the events, recruit the talent. The question should not merely be, "What can I do to help address the climate crisis?" But, "What can we do together?" Join something. And if you need a bit of inspiration, here is a list of some climate solutions to consider.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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climate solutions 5
fossil fuel 2
venn diagram 2

Important Words

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