RIP KEYSTONE XL

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Charlie Wollborg

This week, Keystone XL is officially nixed, thousands descend on Line 3 with hundreds of arrests, and Biden’s climate bill loses steam.

Also in this edition, the Property Brothers push the White House for climate action, America feels the heat, and Samantha Bee explains why your kitchen may be a climate menace.

Charlie Wollborg

Each week, we bring you the top campaigns, actions and events — with links to everything to make taking action as easy as possible.

STOP INSURING TRANS MOUNTAIN

JOIN A PROTEST near you to help stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline carrying dirty tar sands oil, June 14-21.

BE A CONSCIOUS CONSUMER

Is your favorite store fueling the climate crisis? FIND OUT by adding the “Progressive Shopper” extension to your browser.

CUT LOGGING OUT

SIGN THIS PETITION to protect British Columbia’s old growth forests from logging before they disappear forever.

GREENWASH-OUT

TELL THE SEC to make companies disclose their contributions to the climate crisis.

SUPPORT THE AMERICAN JOBS PLAN

URGE CONGRESS to invest in clean energy, jobs and justice by saving The American Jobs Plan.

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This is the spotlight for the climate heroes doing the most urgent work on the front lines.
NINA GUALINGA is an Indigenous activist and storyteller from the Kichwa community in Sarayaku, Ecuador. She has been a prominent voice against oil, mining and logging in the Amazon as part of a women-led collective called Mujeres Amazonicas.

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NINA GUALINGA is an Indigenous activist and storyteller from the Kichwa community in Sarayaku, Ecuador. She has been a prominent voice against oil, mining and logging in the Amazon as part of a women-led collective called Mujeres Amazonicas.
PATTIE GONIA aka Wyn Wiley is a queer intersectional environmentalist and drag queen bringing LGBTQIA+ inclusivity, positivity, and heels to the climate movement and the outdoors.

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PATTIE GONIA aka Wyn Wiley is a queer intersectional environmentalist and drag queen bringing LGBTQIA+ inclusivity, positivity, and heels to the climate movement and the outdoors.
TORI TSUI is a climate activist and cofounder of the Bad Activist Collective. She uses her platform to talk about climate change and how it intersects with race, socioeconomics and more.

Tori
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TORI TSUI is a climate activist and cofounder of the Bad Activist Collective. She uses her platform to talk about climate change and how it intersects with race, socioeconomics and more.

Your weekly backstage pass to go inside the climate movement and hear what the leaders of the movement are thinking and doing.

Climate leader, 350.org founder and author BILL MCKIBBEN knows we're running out of time to tackle the climate crisis. We need the courage to demand change now, not when it's convenient. That means mobilizing to stop Line 3.

Mortal Kombat star MEHCAD BROOKS has another passion: combatting racism and police violence. We spoke to Mehcad about how these issues are major barriers to climate action for communities of color, and how we can make human preservation a priority.


The climate crisis in pictures. Our lens is global.

@POTUS - Can you hear us? #HonorTheTreaties #TreatyGathering #StopLine3 Action at the Mississippi River crossing, today! via Ron Turney

After days on fire, the cargo ship X-Press Pearl sunk off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, releasing its cargo of chemicals and plastics into the ocean environment. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi / AFP via Getty Images

✅ Day 3 of #treatypeoplegathering THANK YOU to the Indigenous water protectors & allies putting your bodies on the line this week. This is a peaceful moment but we’ve already seen some aggressive responses to non-violent protest from border patrol and police. via @gunghoeco

Stunning pics from yesterday's action, with creative performances related to rising sea levels are taking place in Forres, Invergordon, Glasgow, Dundee, Gairloch, and Edinburgh ahead of the G7 Summit in Cornwall next week. Well done everyone! via XR Scotland


YOU'VE BEEN GASLIT — Big gas wants you to think the American dream includes a gas stove. Samantha Bee explains why it could actually be a nightmare. (Full Frontal)

PROPERTY BROS, REWIRING PROS — The Property Brothers want to fight climate change by electrifying American homes, and they’re putting the pressure on the White House to make it happen. (Twitter)

WPP: DOING ZERO — Clean Creatives wants PR and Advertising agencies like WPP to drop fossil fuels. Because going net-zero means nothing when WPP is increasing Big Oil’s profits. (The YEARS Project)

FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE — Taking on the US federal government is no small task, but climate inaction propels 21 youth plaintiffs into a battle for their future. (Barrelmaker Productions)

ATTENBOROUGH: BREAKING BOUNDARIES — David Attenborough, the famous voice behind Planet Earth, and scientist Johan Rockström examine humanity’s role in the climate crisis and how we only have a few years to turn around. (Netflix)


Climate science can be overwhelming. Here’s your easy-to-share highlight reel.
HOT SPOTS IN HOT SPOTS

New research shows how virus outbreaks and environmental destruction are deeply tied.

DROUGHT IS HERE

With extreme drought on the rise, the Western U.S. is shaping up for a catastrophic 2021 wildfire season.

BLOODY GLACIERS

Glacier blood isn’t what you think, but it could help scientists learn about these symbolic pains of climate change.

TOO MUCH CO2

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached a record high. The last time CO2 levels were at 419 parts per million, sea levels were about 78 feet higher than today.

CONSERVATION CONSEQUENCES

Though well-meaning, marine protected areas can hurt the economic health of coastal communities.

ALMOST FREE OF CHARGE

The price of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles has dropped 97% over the past 3 decades. The cheaper they get, the more affordable EVs will be!

COVID x 2

If the Earth warms 2.6C, the G7 countries will need to spend twice as much as they did on Covid to protect their citizens.


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

After a decade of incredible activism, Keystone XL is now officially dead.

ANWR STAYS WILD

Reversing Trump era policy, Sec. Deb Haaland has frozen new oil and gas leases in the fragile Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

BACK TO THE LAND

Indigenous groups hold the key to conservation. They’re using their knowledge to create healthy ecosystems on public lands.

ARGO THE DISTANCE

Activists rose up, and it worked. Insurance company Argo Group will not renew its contract with the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline, citing the risk.

ACT FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES

Trump gutted the Endangered Species Act, now the Biden Administration is revitalizing it.


BIG OIL’S FAKE RAINBOW SHEEN
Major oil & gas companies are using Pride Month to market themselves while funding anti-LGBTQ+ politicians and legislation.
HONOR THE TREATIES
Once ignored, Indigenous Treaties can benefit everyone. That’s why activists are using them to stop environmental degradation.
OLDSCHOOL v. NEWSCHOOL
Moderate and progressive Democrats worked together to get Biden elected. Now, climate issues are highlighting their differences.
LINE 3 BRINGS ADDED DANGER
Two Line 3 workers were charged in a sex-trafficking sting, and crisis centers have recieved reports of harrassment and assault by Line 3 workers.
STRAIN ON THE CLIMATE
Emily Atkin explains why President Biden’s stance against federal marijuana legalization is bad for the planet.
SRI LANKA NURDLES
Sri Lanka is facing ecological crisis after a cargo ship caught fire, spilling tons of toxic chemicals and tiny plastic pellets into the ocean.

Every week we highlight three climate campaigns having real impact. There are many more than 3, see many of them here.

Our Climate Voices seeks to humanize the climate disaster through storytelling, center the voices of those most impacted, and connect people with grassroots solutions to make a difference.

The Rainforest Flying Squad is a volunteer-driven, grassroots, non-violent direct action movement committed to protecting the last stands of globally significant ancient temperate rainforest on Vancouver Island.

This start-up is researching ways that the ocean can be used to build a zero-carbon future. It studies how the ocean’s natural rhythms can decarbonize the planet, restore habitats, and help people live healthier lives.