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November 2021

The Climate of Resistance

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Activists Aridjis and Mathai are powerful, fierce, compassionate leaders in the global environmental movement. A writer and an organizer, they are also the daughters of iconic conservation heroes: Homero Aridjis, a Mexican poet who started Grupo de Cien to save the monarch butterflies in the forests of Michoacán; and Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai of Kenya, founder of the Green Belt Movement, which has planted more than 51 million trees since 1977. Aridjis and Mathai will discuss how conservation is…

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The Climate of Attention

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Few have covered the climate crisis as deeply and as thoughtfully as Elizabeth Kolbert. Her work includes Field Notes from a Catastrophe (2007),the Pulitzer-prize winning The Sixth Extinction (2016), and her latest Under The White Sky (2021), “a book about people trying to solve problems caused by people trying to solve problems.” She discusses what “a good Anthropocene” might look like, from managing fish in the Midwest to geo-engineering the atmosphere to turn our blue sky white. Register and learn…

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Napa Climate NOW! November Meeting

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us to learn about what we're working on and learn more about climate change. Meet up this Thursday, November 18th on Zoom! First time using Zoom? Download these helpful Zoom instructions for participants.  Experiencing technical difficulties during the meeting? Troubleshoot your issues at Zoom's support page.

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The Climate of the Future

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kim Stanley Robinson’s thriller The Ministry for the Future (2020) is science fiction that reads as hard-edged journalism. With short chapters and a myriad of characters, Robinson creates a kaleidoscope of perspectives on a global climate collapse coming in 2025. Bill McKibben writes “In Kim Stanley Robinson’s anti-dystopian novel, climate change is the crisis that finally forces mankind to deal with global inequality.” At heart an optimist, Robinson lays out a possible path to move forward with faith in what…

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Climate of Community

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tea Master Brian Kirbis, who will open each of our sessions with a tea pouring to set a tone of well-being and attention, will take us through a formal tea ceremony. As a global community online, we will be able to sit and sip in collective silence to contemplate all we have heard and taken into our minds during these sessions. Brian will close our gathering with a meditation for peace and conscious actions on behalf of this place we…

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