The environmental crisis cannot be resolved without also working to end oppression, including racism, genocide toward Indigenous peoples, classism, and sexism. The impact of environmental destruction and the climate emergency falls most heavily on people targeted by these oppressions. Oppression also divides people from others who have the same interests and sets everyone against one another. It interferes with a united response to the environmental crisis.
Sustaining All Life works to heal these divisions on an individual basis using our inherent healing process. This involves crying, laughing and talking about past hurtful experiences. It works best in a caring and supportive environment. Emotional release often allows us to open our minds, re-examine our behaviour, and reject misinformation about ourselves and others.