Wolfpack Writers Working against Climate Change

Writing for the Climate

Wolfpack Writers is a pack of CWC Berkeley members who are committed to using their writing skills to fight climate change. We do not have a specific agenda or mission beyond supporting one another and sharing opportunities as they come.

Recently we had our second public event, a climate write-in in partnership with the Sierra Club. We have also attended Green Drinks to share our expertise and offer writing assistance, and are in conversation with a UC Davis climate scientist to help him translate his research into evocative writing.

Get Involved with Wolfpack Writers

Most of the CWC board members are also founding members of Wolfpack Writers, so you can inquire about it at any of Berkeley CWC’s regular meetings. We have a Trello board and a wiki, but if you want to find out about our next meeting the best way is to contact the board. You can reach out to web.cwc.berkeley@gmail.com or berkeley.cwc@gmail.com for more info.

Wolfpack Writers Manifesto

OUR MISSION:

to create a future by writing together. (Or to go down writing.)

OUR VISION:

When the Wolf Pack comes together, there is warmth and community. When the Wolf Pack howls together, the sound shakes hearts, breaks chains, hits the moon. When the Wolf Pack runs together, we create excitement that is greater than our fear. When the Wolf Pack hunts together, we succeed, and we feast! And when the Wolf Pack dreams together, we create the future.

We as a species have halted global warming at 1°c, and are now as a species lowering atmospheric carbon ppm, returning to 350. We as a species understand the mechanisms of our own resistance. We as a species believe we can unfuck the world. And if we don’t believe it, we are still committed to trying.

Fast forward to 2030, when we have reversed the momentum of our climate catastrophe, and are gaining new momentum in creating a sustainable climate for the next generations. We have arrived at this moment by writing new narratives, focusing on achievable steps toward a ladder of goals, and helping readers and listeners everywhere make a billion practical, possible choices in their personal, political, and cultural spheres.

“We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon…We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too.” —John F. Kennedy

WE CHOOSE TO HOWL AT THE MOONSHOT!

Mission and vision written by Kristen Caven.

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