Finding Hope

Finding Hope



Climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss, and increasing social inequality have caused many of us, myself included, to feel a deepened sense of anxiety and despair. When our ecosystems are degraded and compromised, so are the health and livelihoods of our communities. By examining our individual actions on a daily basis, we can reduce our carbon footprint and make a positive impact on our city and planet. From the transportation choices we make, the food we eat, the goods we buy, the trash we create, the energy sources we utilize, to how we dispose of our unwanted goods — all of these decisions are in our power. Our choices matter.

In my quilt block, I embroidered questions that focus on ongoing choices I make in my everyday life. I’ve found that making consistent small choices lead to bigger, more impactful choices. Speaking up and getting our families, our neighbors, and our communities to join in taking action is one of the quickest and most effective ways to make a difference. Through these efforts over the past couple of years, I have expanded my community, and found hope.

Once we ourselves begin to make these choices, we can go on to urge our families, communities, political leaders, employers, and the businesses we all patronize to make green, sustainable choices wherever we can.

Publication Date

Spring 2023


Art and Design | Urban Studies and Planning

Finding Hope