Nayad A Monroe is creating EcoAnxiety Club: Coping with Climate Change
1
patron
$1
per month
Greetings! I'm Nayad, and I'm here to see if we can help each other out. Recently I've had a big shift in my awareness about climate change, and the ways in which life on Earth will become increasingly different from what we've known before, especially if we don't stop making things worse. Some of the effects are happening now and will continue no matter what we do, because greenhouse gases can linger for a very long time. Other possible effects may be avoidable if we can establish new policies, technology, and lifestyle choices. I want to be a part of the solutions, and make it easier for you to join in.

My problem - and maybe this is something that bothers you, too - is that I can participate in what we do to prevent more damage, but too many people are not interested yet. Some people deny that climate change is real, or don't care to do anything about it because they just want their short-term profits. My lack of control over what will happen is causing me a lot of anxiety. I feel a moral obligation to help make things better as much as possible, and one way I can do that is to share information, ideas, support, and my creative efforts. I am a published short story writer, the editor of two speculative fiction anthologies, and a visual artist working in a variety of traditional and digital media. I'm also an enthusiastic lifelong learner, interested in science, psychology, personal development, and many other topics. I love to connect with people and discuss ideas, and that's what I'm here to do.

This Patreon campaign is my way of putting together my wide variety of interests and creative outlets in order to help people work through the emotions and decisions coming up about how to live in a time of climate change. One of my goals for this campaign is to fund my efforts to reduce my carbon footprint. I want to be a better citizen and creator, and live a more meaningful and useful life. How will this help you? As I study the situation, I will write about what we know and what to expect, including book reviews and recommendations. I will share ideas for reducing stress, boosting happiness, living a greener lifestyle, achieving financial and interpersonal stability, reexamining capitalism, and any other helpful topics I can think of. I'll create and share artwork and fiction to entertain and distract you, and I'll offer ways for you to interact with the other members of EcoAnxiety Club, if you choose. I would love to create a community for those of us who want to get to work on this situation and find friends who understand how we feel. I want you to know that I'm here for you, and that we can get through this together. Will you join me?
Tiers
Support the Cause!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for helping! At this level you will receive one big Patreon-exclusive post every month, including what I've been reading and thinking about, and photos taken by me that will not be posted anywhere else. Plus occasional bonus surprises!
EcoAnxiety Club
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for joining! The first rule of EcoAnxiety Club is: tell everyone about EcoAnxiety Club!


At this level you will receive the benefits from the previous tier, plus three additional Patreon-only posts each month, with more of my personally-photographed photos and creative digital image edits. 


You will also have the option to join our private Facebook community page to socialize with me and with other opt-in members of the club. I will make a point of starting discussion topics and responding to questions and comments. There will be community guidelines to keep it comfortable, because nobody needs more internet stress! 

Escapism Therapy
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for opening your mind! 


At this level you'll receive the benefits of the previous tiers, and at least once a month you'll get an extra, creative bonus made by me. It will be unavailable elsewhere at the time I post it, but I may submit it for publication at some point after your first, exclusive chance to see it. I can't guarantee the same type of thing every month, but it will be something like:


- artwork 

- a sonnet

- a short story  

- a do-it-yourself project with a tutorial

- a set of prompts for your art or writing 

- some other thing I think of!

Goals
$1 of $15 per month
Reaching earnings of $15/month will cover my estimated monthly cost for being signed up for 100% clean electricity through the Green Power Tomorrow program. That means all of my electricity comes from solar and/or wind power, instead of from burning non-renewable fuels.
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Greetings! I'm Nayad, and I'm here to see if we can help each other out. Recently I've had a big shift in my awareness about climate change, and the ways in which life on Earth will become increasingly different from what we've known before, especially if we don't stop making things worse. Some of the effects are happening now and will continue no matter what we do, because greenhouse gases can linger for a very long time. Other possible effects may be avoidable if we can establish new policies, technology, and lifestyle choices. I want to be a part of the solutions, and make it easier for you to join in.

My problem - and maybe this is something that bothers you, too - is that I can participate in what we do to prevent more damage, but too many people are not interested yet. Some people deny that climate change is real, or don't care to do anything about it because they just want their short-term profits. My lack of control over what will happen is causing me a lot of anxiety. I feel a moral obligation to help make things better as much as possible, and one way I can do that is to share information, ideas, support, and my creative efforts. I am a published short story writer, the editor of two speculative fiction anthologies, and a visual artist working in a variety of traditional and digital media. I'm also an enthusiastic lifelong learner, interested in science, psychology, personal development, and many other topics. I love to connect with people and discuss ideas, and that's what I'm here to do.

This Patreon campaign is my way of putting together my wide variety of interests and creative outlets in order to help people work through the emotions and decisions coming up about how to live in a time of climate change. One of my goals for this campaign is to fund my efforts to reduce my carbon footprint. I want to be a better citizen and creator, and live a more meaningful and useful life. How will this help you? As I study the situation, I will write about what we know and what to expect, including book reviews and recommendations. I will share ideas for reducing stress, boosting happiness, living a greener lifestyle, achieving financial and interpersonal stability, reexamining capitalism, and any other helpful topics I can think of. I'll create and share artwork and fiction to entertain and distract you, and I'll offer ways for you to interact with the other members of EcoAnxiety Club, if you choose. I would love to create a community for those of us who want to get to work on this situation and find friends who understand how we feel. I want you to know that I'm here for you, and that we can get through this together. Will you join me?

Recent posts by Nayad A Monroe

Tiers
Support the Cause!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for helping! At this level you will receive one big Patreon-exclusive post every month, including what I've been reading and thinking about, and photos taken by me that will not be posted anywhere else. Plus occasional bonus surprises!
EcoAnxiety Club
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for joining! The first rule of EcoAnxiety Club is: tell everyone about EcoAnxiety Club!


At this level you will receive the benefits from the previous tier, plus three additional Patreon-only posts each month, with more of my personally-photographed photos and creative digital image edits. 


You will also have the option to join our private Facebook community page to socialize with me and with other opt-in members of the club. I will make a point of starting discussion topics and responding to questions and comments. There will be community guidelines to keep it comfortable, because nobody needs more internet stress! 

Escapism Therapy
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for opening your mind! 


At this level you'll receive the benefits of the previous tiers, and at least once a month you'll get an extra, creative bonus made by me. It will be unavailable elsewhere at the time I post it, but I may submit it for publication at some point after your first, exclusive chance to see it. I can't guarantee the same type of thing every month, but it will be something like:


- artwork 

- a sonnet

- a short story  

- a do-it-yourself project with a tutorial

- a set of prompts for your art or writing 

- some other thing I think of!