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Who is a "climate friend"?

A climate friend is a friend we can talk to about climate change and how it's affecting us.

We trust a climate friend to actively listen when we share our feelings about the climate crisis and to receive what we share with care and compassion rather than dismissal or judgement.

A climate friend can relate to our experience and is willing to validate us.

A climate friend "gets it", and we "get" each other.

A not-so-climate friend may be in a different place in their climate journey relative to where we are. They may feel a different level of comfort with discussing the climate crisis. If/when we share our climate feelings, they may not receive what we share in the way we would hope.