THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT
NEWSLETTER & ACTION TOOLKIT


JANE SAYS
Jane Fonda and friends are back with in-person Fire Drill Friday rallies. JOIN THIS FRIDAY Dec. 2nd at 11am ET at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC. If you can’t make it in person, have no fear, you can join through the live-stream!
STOP THE DEADLY DEAL
Sen. Joe Manchin didn't have the votes to push his dirty permitting provision through a budget bill, so now he's trying to tuck his dirty ideas into the new defense bill. CALL YOUR REPS and encourage them to STOP MANCHIN NOW.
MAKE IT STMP
Between environmental disasters and apathetic politicians, the task of fighting for the environment can seem quite daunting. This doesn’t have to be the case. Click the link to SIGN UP for a webinar to learn just how much progress the climate movement is making.
BLUE SENATE, GREEN PLANET
Are you sick of our climate progress being decided by Joe Manchin? PHONEBANK ahead of Georgia’s runoff election to expand the pro-climate action majority in the U.S. Senate.
NATURE IS DEALT IN
Animal populations have declined by 68% in the past few decades, while 1/5th of the Amazon rainforest has been destroyed and nearly half of the world’s shallow water corals have been lost. It’s time to CALL ON WORLD LEADERS to support a Global Deal for Nature.
LNG IS NOT SAFE
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export facilities are notorious for explosions and accidents and have been ignored by the federal government. TELL REGULATORS to improve safety and emergency response protocols because LNG is not safe!

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This is the spotlight for the heroes doing the most urgent work on climate.
Energy expert and climate activist ABIGAEL KIMA shares stories about how climate change is affecting African communities.

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Energy expert and climate activist ABIGAEL KIMA shares stories about how climate change is affecting African communities.
Egyptian-Lebanese artist BAHIA SHEHAB created an art display called “Heaven and Hell in the Anthropocene” highlighting the importance of climate discussions.

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Egyptian-Lebanese artist BAHIA SHEHAB created an art display called “Heaven and Hell in the Anthropocene” highlighting the importance of climate discussions.
Activist NINA GUALINGA fights for Indigenous rights and defends her Ecuadorian Amazon home from fossil fuel extraction.

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Activist NINA GUALINGA fights for Indigenous rights and defends her Ecuadorian Amazon home from fossil fuel extraction.

GRETA STAYS HOME — The girl who started a global movement is finally suing her home country. Sweden is facing a suit for insufficient and racist climate action. (Fridays for Future)

NOT IN THIS TEXT — The president of last year's COP, Alok Sharma, offers a searing take on the failures of this year's COP … and just what, exactly, was omitted from the final resolution. (Alok Sharma)

CLIMATE, EQUITY, DEAL — In 2021, Illinois was able to do what many states could not: create the most equitable climate law focused on jobs in the country. Watch the story of how grassroots coalitions made it happen. (CEJA Films)

AN ISLAND IN THE CLOUD — Tuvalu’s foreign minister announced a grim reality: his country is sinking into the ocean, and the only way to preserve the memory of what was is to digitize it. (The Guardian)

TALKING CARIBOU — The Alaskan native Gwich’in language is at risk of dying out. A new documentary puts their language in the spotlight, and also shows how it connects the Gwich’in to a rapidly changing landscape. (DCEFF)

FOLLOWING THROUGH — This year’s climate conference was particularly contentious. One snag has been a lack of clarity around greenwashing by countries and corporations. Fossil Free Media's Jamie Henn explains. (PBS Newshour)

EVE OF DESTRUCTION — Watch South Africa’s Anneli Kamfer’s version of Eve of Destruction, a song written about the Vietnam War, but now about the climate crisis. (Daily Maverick)


Here’s what it looks like when people show up, voices ring loud and leaders act for the sake of the planet.
HELD COALPABLE

A First Nations-led group of young people have won a massive human rights case against a coal operation in Australia. Read why the verdict is making history.

THE SECRET GARDEN

Growing food locally is tough in crowded cities, but London has found a way. It's turned unused World War II underground shelters into indoor farms. You have to see it to believe it.

WE BUILT THIS CITY … AGAIN

As the world’s forests are depleted, we need to find a way to build new homes with the materials we already have. From abandoned Japanese farmhouses to old New York City water towers, see the creative ways old structures can become new homes.

SAVING THEIR STOCKHOME

The youth are focusing their attention back at home where it all started: Sweden. Led by famous climate activist Greta Thunberg, young people have filed suit against the state for its climate policies.

SOLAR SAVINGS

India has reportedly saved $4.2 billion in fuel costs and avoided nearly 20 million tons of coal in the first half of 2022 … by utilizing solar power. Read what the full potential of solar could be and why other Asian nations are hoping to catch some rays as well.

DROP IT LIKE IT’S EACOP

Activists utilized creative methods to stop the East African Crude Oil Pipeline, going after insurers who prop up the project. And now three more major insurers have agreed not to back EACOP!

MY ISLAND VS. YOUR PRIVATE JET

This year’s COP finally responded to calls for climate reparations. A special fund for nations on the frontlines was agreed upon and paid for by wealthier carbon-emitting countries.

MANAGED RETREAT

The Biden administration will provide nearly a dozen native tribes with more than $75 million to help them relocate away from rising waterways. This is not the first of its kind ‘managed retreat,’ but could provide a blueprint for more funds to follow.

EARTHSHOT

The Earthshot Prize winners will be awarded to five entrepreneurs who are developing climate solutions. Nearly $60 million will be dispersed by the end of the decade.


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COST OF ELECTRIC

Indonesia’s biodiverse islands are also home to some of the world’s largest nickel reserves, a key ingredient in EV batteries. As EV manufacturing speeds forward, locals are paying the price. See how the clean vehicle transition isn't completely clean.

JOURNEY TO THE BOTTOM

Scientists are about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. These brave researchers will travel to the bottom of the Earth to find the oldest ice sheet in existence. The goal? Discover the true history of our planet. Coming to a research paper near you!

CLIMATE DEATHS

A new report shows tens of thousands of lives were lost during Europe's historic climate-driven heat wave this past summer. Is this just the beginning?

THE ESSENTIAL DROP

When we think of climate mitigation, we often think of forests, but what about water? This new study shows that water may be the biggest climate solution we have.

GOOGLY-EYED

A fleet of high-tech air-monitoring vehicles will soon be taking measurements of greenhouse gases in New York State. Coming soon to a city near you?

PRINT AT HOME

Researchers at the University of Maine have used the world’s largest 3D printer to build a home made entirely of bio-based materials. Could this be a sustainable solution to the housing shortage?

SOLAR POWERED PLANTS

What happens when you mix crops and solar panels? These farmers are finding the idea could greatly increase yields in times of drought. Read how it works.

WANNA GET AWAY

Planning your next trip? Use this list to find out what destinations to avoid in order to preserve them.

CLIMATE TARGETS

After the latest COP, some might think the world won’t be able to hit its climate goals. But a new analysis says there's still hope, if we take action now. Read the findings here.

FLOAT OR SINK?

Floating wind turbines show potential for the future of renewable energy generation, but it has its detractors. Fossil fuel companies have been trying to sink this new industry and keep us anchored to fossil fuels.

CLIMATE CHANGE IS HERE, EH?

Canada has announced a first-of-its-kind billion-dollar climate adaptation plan. The plan acknowledges that climate change is here to stay. Read about it here.

WINTER IS COMING

Should staying warm in the winter really be so expensive? Fossil Gas is in the headlines again as rising costs are about to be reflected in Americans' energy bills.

YUKON NOT HAVE IT

Over 950,000 acres in Alaska are to be leased for oil and gas extraction because Joe Manchin wanted it. How long do we have to pay him back for his vote for the IRA?

HIDE AND LEAK

The Bureau of Land Management has released draft rules that would curb the release of methane on public lands from oil and gas drilling. It includes requiring operators to maintain leak detection and repair plans for operations, as well as limit flaring.

GETTING OILY

Biden is boasting about his climate accomplishments, so why did his administration just approve a massive new oil project? Once completed, the project could be the largest U.S. oil export terminal. What is he doing?!

IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME

Without funding, the fossil fuel industry would crumble. Wall Street has been bankrolling climate-killing projects for decades, but activist pressure is forcing them to change their ways.

SACRE BLEU! MY L’EAU!

After record-breaking heat, France is now building gigantic reservoirs to keep agriculture afloat. But as water becomes scarce, residents and activists alike fear France is privatizing an essential resource.

CLIFF NOTES FOR COP

The 2022 COP came to a close last month. But what did it accomplish? Read the key takeaways from COP27.