Quiet quitting is doing the bare minimum in a job to avoid being fired.
What about climate quitting?
Climate quitting is when a person actually leaves their employer due to a mismatch between the employer’s actions and the employee’s values on climate change.
A recent article in the BBC features several people who ‘climate quit’ their jobs.Each had their personal story of not seeing their climate views demonstrated by their company’s policies and attitude towards addressing climate change.
Recognizing that not everyone has the luxury this option, Sharon Keilthy, has a valuable suggestion:
"Probably the single biggest thing people can do is to wear their climate hat at work," she says. "We need every job to be a climate job: graphic designers, accountants, janitors, bus drivers."
If we can all wear our climate hats at work, we will find others like us and have the opportunity to make a difference.