From the Directors: Climate Change

September 2018

Dear Black Mountain Circle Community,

As many of you know, our very own Black Mountain caught fire in August 2018, bringing home a connection between climate change and wildfire in a very personal way. The charcoal mark left on Black Mountain—and on our community—after the fire elicits emotion, reflection, and imagery.

Our friend Claire Peaslee has organized a set of reflections from some West Marin locals regarding the fire and what it means to us. Perhaps you have an insight or personal response when you see the burned reminder of this summer’s fire on Black Mountain–or any of the other fires that have burned in communities and woodlands recently. If so, please share it with us. And may we stay connected in ways that matter now more than ever before.

We are also excited to announce that Black Mountain Circle will be marching with RISE for Climate,  Jobs, and Justice this Saturday, September 8th, 2018, in San Francisco. We will join tens of thousands of people from around the world for this historic mobilization. The social movement to protect the Earth is swelling, and we, as spiritual ecologists, want to be leaders. If you can join us, please RSVP. We will meet at 10am on the Bay side of the Claes Oldenburg sculpture Cupid’s Span at Rincon Park, a few blocks from Ferry Plaza.

While you are in San Francisco, the Green Film Festival is this weekend as well: September 6-14. This film festival celebrates the Global Climate Action Summit, which brings leaders from around the world to San Francisco to support the Paris Climate Agreement. Hope to see you there!

Now is our time to rise in love and compassionate action.

Kamala and Steve