2017 Goal on Care of the Environment  

That members of the RC Community become knowledgeable of the clear evidence of the continually growing damage to the environment and all life forms, especially the climate change resulting from the ever-rising temperatures caused by human activity.

That we face and discharge any distress that interferes with our finding sustainable solutions, including the ending of the oppressive and exploitative nature of our societies. That we decide, discharge, and act against any distress that inhibits us from determining immediate steps, as large and radical as necessary, to end this damage, and from organizing and agitating for their adoption by governments and industries.

That we do this work together with everyone, especially oppressed communities which are currently experiencing the most damage from climate change.


 Translations of the 2017 Goal on Care of the Environment


2019 Initiative on Climate Change

The RC Community, recognizing the clear evidence of dangerous and ongoing climate change caused primarily by human activity, is facing the challenge of finding and acting on ways to stop it. 

We will support all RC Community members to discharge any distress that keeps us from playing any role in the struggle to preserve the world, recognizing the role that all oppressions have played in creating the climate crisis and the need to act against all oppressions to find solutions.

We will each challenge the distress recordings that have left us feeling powerless and alone, and so learn how to move rapidly forward—together and with confidence—in our personal relationships and in public opposition to irrational policies.

We will assist each other to learn about and understand the current situation, including by getting directly involved with those working to stop climate change. 

We will share our knowledge and practice, so that those who are working on climate change can function more effectively.

We will create opportunities for RC Community members to gather to discuss the situation, discharge, and develop new ideas, tactics, and strategies as quickly as possible.

From "A Needed Initiative," Present Time No. 195, page 3. 

2013 Goal on Care of the Environment (replaced by 2017 Goal)

That members of the RC Community work to become fully aware of the rapid and unceasing destruction of the living environment of the Earth. That we discharge on any distress that inhibits our becoming fully aware of this situation and taking all necessary actions to restore and preserve our environment.

Distresses have driven people to use oppression against each other and carry out destructive policies against all of the world.  A full solution will require the ending of divisions between people and therefore the ending of all oppressions.

The restoration and preservation of the environment must take precedence over any group of humans having material advantage over others. We can and must recover from any distress that drives us to destroy the environment in our attempts to escape from never-ending feelings of needing more resource.

Articles on the 2013 Goal

Toward a New Goal on Care of the Environment, by Tim Jackins

A New Goal on Care of the Environment (pdf), by Tim Jackins

Working on the New Goal, by Diane Shisk


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