Resources for Sustainable Activism

“Altruism is a marathon, not a sprint.”

— Attributed to Robert Wiblin

Avoiding burnout should be a high priority for activists, both for their own sake and for the sake of those they advocate for. The following is a short list of resources that I have found useful in this regard myself, and which I have often shared with friends who share my predicament.

Melanie Joy:

Sustainable Activism:

How Vegans Can Create Healthy Relationships and Communicate Effectively:

Jonathan Leighton:

Thriving in the Age of Factory Farming

Guided Meditation for Activists:

Paul Bloom and Richard Davidson:

Important and informative conversation about why we should seek to cultivate compassion rather than empathy:


Here is a playlist with compassion meditations:

Brian Tomasik:

Is Utilitarianism Too Demanding?

Michael Bitton:

Investing in Yourself

Magnus Vinding:

Suffering-focused ethics and the importance of happiness

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