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Videos of SAL/UER Climate Week events

Racism and the Collapsing Society, Barbara Love and Tim Jackins, June 7, 2020

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 Sustaining All Life / United to End Racism at COP26 in Glasgow, October 31 - November 12, 2021

Sustaining All Life/United to End Racism will attend COP26 (United Nations Climate Conference) in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021. The planned meeting for November 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland was postponed due to COVID-19. The new dates are October 31 - November 12, 2021.  Our numbers and representation will be limited because of COVID, and we will also present a full slate of events online. Check back here or at our new SAL website for more details closer to the time. 

SAL also will have one workshop at Climate Week NYC.  See below.

SAL/UER at the COPs and climate action summits presents a series of daily workshops, forums, support groups, listening projects, introductory classes, caucuses, and more.

SAL workshop presenters share their perspective on key topics related to the climate emergency and how we have used the tools of Re-evaluation Counseling to free ourselves and others from emotional hurts that have interfered with our functioning. The workshops are interactive, giving participants the chance to share their experiences and be listened to awarely. 

SAL forums provide opportunities for people impacted by climate change, activists, indigenous people, and others to speak to an assembled group with their story.  Periodically the flow of speakers is paused to give the audience the opportunity to exchange listening with one another in pairs. Everyone appreciates the chance to tell their stories to an interested audience, as well as the chance to hear others' stories. 


SAL is hold a workshop "We Want to Live: Our Water, Art & Climate Justice Movements" at the United Nations Climate Week NYC on September 21, 2021. More information and registration links can be found here. And here are downloadable flyers in English and French.






SAL held six online events at the London Climate Action week 2021, June 26-July 4.

How to Lead Listening Circles, June 26, 10 am BST, 5 am EDT
Register here.

War and Climate Change, June 26, 3 pm BST, 10 am EDT
Register here.

Emotional Burdens of Oppression, June 27, 2 pm BST, 9 am EDT
Register here.


Jews and Climate Justice: Building a United Front, June 29, 7 pm BST, 2 pm EDT
Register here.

Subversive Catwalk: Women, Fast Fashion and Climate Justice, July 1, 3 pm BST, 10 am EDT



Most SAL/UER events are interpreted into one or more languages.  Guide for using Zoom for interpreting.


When COP26 was rescheduled to 2021 because of the COVID pandemic, Sustaining All Life (SAL) and United to End Racism (UER) changed our plans and instead participated in two key events in the fall of 2020 where we offered our workshops, forums, and classes.  Our first week of online events was at Climate Week New York City 2020, the week of September 21-27th, 2020.  A listing of the events we offered there is here. (In Spanish/español, in French/francais)  All were offered in multiple languages.

In November, we offered workshops and a forum in coordination with Coalition COP26's Global Gathering for Climate Justice (video trailer here) and other climate justice groups in Glasgow, Scotland between November 12 and 22, 2020.  The list of SAL/UER events is here.

In early 2021, we held events on Women and the Climate Emergency (March 2021) and events during Earth Week 2021 (April 17-25, 2021).

SAL is offering follow-up online classes and support groups here

Our Sustaining All Life website (in English, Spanish, and French) is the best way to introduce your friends and family to our work.

We have edited the Zoom videos of the following Climate Week events and posted the videos here

  • Eliminating the Effects of Racism in Climate Activism
  • Expressing Climate Grief
  • Sustaining Ourselves as Activists and Organizers
  • Subversive Catwalk: Women, Fast Fashion and Climate Justice
  • How to Lead Listening Circles
  • Pacific Island Voices
  • Jews and Climate Justice
  • African Voices
  • Voices from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis
  • How to do a Listening Exchange I
  • How to do a Listening Exchange II
  • Increasing Our Effectiveness: Teaching SAL/UER/RC in the Wide World

Related handouts are here



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If you have a personal Facebook and/or Instagram profile, we want to invite you to like and follow our pages, there you can share and like/love our posts and events.

Donate to support our delegation to COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, November 2021.

Past Events

Sustaining All Life at previous COPS

Sustaining All Life at the New York Climate Summit

SAL/UER at the Global Climate Action Summit

Sustaining All Life Videos

Click here for more SAL videos


SAL Publications, Handouts, and Flyers for Past  events


Pamphlets available for downloading in many languages, including our new pamphlet: Tools for Climate Organizing in French and Spanish.


Informative four page handouts on many topics related to climate and oppression.


These flyers describe what we are doing at Climate Week 2020 along with some of the events SAL has held in the past. 

SAL Formats

At our workshops the presenters share their perspective on current environmental issues and how we have used the tools of Re-evaluation Counseling to free ourselves and others from emotional hurts that have interfered with our functioning. Our workshops are interactive, giving participants the chance to share their experiences and be listened to. 

At the forums, activists sign up for a 3-5 minute turn to speak about the impact of climate change on their people, stories of hope and courage in activism, young activism, and more.  Periodically the flow of speakers is paused for the opportunity for the audience to exchange listening with one another in pairs. 

We hold many listening projects at the COPs, encouraging passers-by to share their thinking on key climate change issues, using questions such as:

  • Do you think we're in a climate emergency?  How are you impacted? What should be done?
  • Fossil fuels or renewable energy? Should we "leave them in the ground"? 
  • How can we pay for environmental damage caused by climate change? 
  • What gives you hope as a climate activist?  What's hard for you about it?
  • What are you worried or scared about losing to climate change?
  • How can we build the movement we need to change everything?

Support groups are offered daily, offering people a chance to be listened to about their feelings connected to climate change.  Having the chance to share their anger, their discouragement, their hope in a mutually supportive group refreshes people and gives them fresh ideas for action.  Group leaders also helped people think about how to set up support groups in their home communities.

An Introductory class in Re-evaluation Counseling is also held daily. 

Resources on the COPs

Link to find your country's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (national plan to address climate change in the next period of time) and how much progress has been made toward the goal.   

Sample Outlines for SAL Presentations 

These outlines can be useful to help create your own presentation.

Sustaining All Life Climate Week and COP26 Resources  (SAL) Delegation

Delegation members click here.

Fundraise For SAL!

For more information on fundraising for SAL

NEW SAL t-shirt for COP25! English and Spanish. Order at



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