THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT
NEWSLETTER & ACTION TOOLKIT


MOMS HAVE NO TIME FOR METHANE
Methane from oil and gas production is one of the most pernicious greenhouse gases. The EPA is proposing rules to reduce methane emissions by 87%. Share your comments before February 13th to ensure these rules get implemented!
PROTECT US FROM BIG OIL
Big Oil profits have been increasing, benefitting CEOs and wealthy investors, while fossil gas and gasoline prices remain high. Tell your representatives to put a stop to these companies price-gouging consumers! (Stop Oil Profiteering)
JOYE’S DAY OF ACTION
With Republicans controlling half of Congress, significant action on climate is now unlikely. But President Biden could still declare a climate emergency and make things happen. JOIN THIS RALLY to demand Biden do more, this January 20th in Washington D.C.!
SCIENTIST REBELLION
Giant German utility RWE wants to level a German village to make way for a lignite coal mine. JOIN SCIENTISTS IN DEMANDING that there can be no more fossil fuel expansion and no more sacrifices for dirty energy!
WORK FOR THE EARTH
Want to spend your workday saving the planet? This Canada-based portal connects fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers to jobs in the climate and renewable energy space. Know anyone right for the job? SHARE THE LINK.
COAL IT QUITS
The world’s largest asset managers have announced climate commitments but haven’t followed through in upholding them. It’s TIME TO DEMAND BlackRock, Vanguard, Fidelity, and State Street do the bare minimum — PHASE OUT their coal investments!

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This is the spotlight for the heroes doing the most urgent work on climate.
Managing Director of The Indigenous Women of the Great Barrier Reef LARISSA HALE focuses on empowering and supporting fellow women rangers to protect critical ecosystems.

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Managing Director of The Indigenous Women of the Great Barrier Reef LARISSA HALE focuses on empowering and supporting fellow women rangers to protect critical ecosystems.
Member of the Han Gwich'in and Oglala Lakota tribes QUANNAH CHASINGHORSE speaks out about how climate change has impacted her people and fights to protect the sacred land of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Member of the Han Gwich'in and Oglala Lakota tribes QUANNAH CHASINGHORSE speaks out about how climate change has impacted her people and fights to protect the sacred land of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Entrepreneur and founder of Mukuru Stoves CHARLOT MAGAYI distributes clean cookstoves for low income households in Western Kenya.

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Entrepreneur and founder of Mukuru Stoves CHARLOT MAGAYI distributes clean cookstoves for low income households in Western Kenya.

THE DAY WE STOP SHOPPING — A short animation asks the question: How can we consume less without tanking the economy? (NPR)

BILLIE’S RADICAL HOPE — Billie Eilish decided to share her Vogue cover with 8 young climate activists. In this video filmed by acclaimed director Mike Mills, they make a case for radical hope. (Vogue)

UNFROZEN PLANET — The Inuit people of Newfoundland are watching their home transform before their eyes. Watch how climate change is threatening their identity, their way of life, and is causing widespread anxiety. (BBC Earth)

WE WANT GREEN TOO — Detroiters are working together to keep energy bills down and the planet clean by making homes more energy efficient. And the lives of veterans doing the work are being transformed. (The YEARS Project)

60 MINUTES: Extinction — A mass extinction of plants and animals is happening right now. Could modern agriculture be to blame? (60 Minutes)


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

Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced that he will create a new Ministry of Indigenous Peoples, to oversee policies that protect Indigenous land defenders and the rainforest.

AU REVOIR PLASTIC

The restaurant industry in France is undergoing a révolution as the nation bans single use plastics in any eatery with over 20 seats. This will include all 30,000 fast-food restaurants in the country.

OUT VOXXED

Vox Media is announcing they will no longer run advertisements from fossil fuel corporations. It’s a step in the right direction for the conglomerate that owns a number of large media companies. But we have to ask, what took them so long?

DO AS THE ROMANS DO

If we are stuck with concrete, maybe let’s make the concrete stickier. Researchers have found that ancient Romans actually mixed concrete in a greener way, causing it to self-heal. We could learn from history.

WINS FOR WIND

There’s a lot to look forward to for clean energy in 2023. And offshore wind is a big one! What else is new?

FANCY A CYCLE?

For so many workers, their main mileage is the commute to work. But in the UK, employers are offering programs to encourage employees to stop driving and start biking. And it’s working!

FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT

More clean energy is coming from the United States. South Korean-based company has invested $2.5 billion in U.S. solar panel manufacturing.

KENYA’S CHARGED

Motorbikes are a great way to get around in Kenya, but they are incredibly polluting. New charging stations are cropping up around Nairobi for electric motorbikes, allowing riders to swap out empty motorbike batteries for charged ones.


Climate science can be overwhelming. Here’s your easy-to-share highlight reel.
OCEAN HIGH

Global ocean temperatures have continuously broken records in recent years. New research released shows that the heat emitted from fossil fuels has been absorbed into the ocean at record high levels this year.

COOKING COUGH

New research has revealed that gas stoves in kitchens are linked to increased cases of asthma in children. Even when turned off, gas stoves are polluting our homes. Could gas soon be banned from the kitchen?

DOUBLE EDGED SOLUTION

Salt marshes are precious ecosystems that are known to suck and store carbon. But rising temperatures are causing them to release carbon instead. Now what?

OZONE LESSONS

The ozone layer is on its way to being completely healed by 2066. This shows that if the world works together, it is possible to fix urgent climate issues. Will we actually learn a lesson from this?

SOOT STANDARD

The EPA is finally proposing a stricter limit on soot. Soot is an air pollutant linked to heart attacks, asthma, and premature death. What took them so long?

GETTING WORSE

An analysis of extreme weather events in 2021 and 2022 found that many of these were worsened by climate change, and in some cases wouldn't have happened at all without human activity.

MELTING AWAY

New year, same massive problems. Scientists are reporting a gigantic loss of sea ice in the Antarctic ocean. But is climate change really the culprit?

FIXING OUR FARMING

Modern industrial agriculture has been described as one of the worst things we’ve done to our planet. With 40% of the Earth’s surface used for farming, how can we rethink the status quo for equitable, regenerative agriculture?

WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS

California was begging for some rain…but not like this. The rainfall, known as the ‘atmospheric river’ is causing deadly flooding, sinkholes, and mudslides. The worst part? It’s not over yet.

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

Will the heavy rains and flooding be enough to get California out of their 3 year drought? Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work that way. So where will the water go?

PROTECTIVE RISK

Indigenous land defenders protecting sacred regions are at risk. In recent years, land defenders have been killed at an alarming rate. What can be done?

SCIENTISTS FIRED UP

Dr. Abramoff is an earth scientist who studies the effect of climate change on natural and managed ecosystems. Until recently, she was working for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory until she spoke up about climate change. Then, she was fired.

IS IT RENEWABLE?

The EPA is sparking an age-old debate as to what is considered ‘renewable’ as the agency restructures key guidelines for the nation’s fuel supply. You may be surprised what’s making the cut.

PROTESTS GOING EXTINCT?

Extinction Rebellion UK made headlines with their shocking and often intrusive protests that ultimately received public backlash. Now, they have decided to pause all disruptive protests for now. What does this mean for the future of the climate movement?

NOT MEIN MINE

Activists in Germany are protesting a new coal mine that would cause a forced removal of communities in the region. What is seen as an essential project to the government is proving to be devastating for both residents and the environment.

PLANT DADDY

Michael Bell, AKA The Plant Daddy of Dallas, is making six figures while feeding over 100 families with homegrown urban agriculture. Could this be the future of farming?

BUS BARRIERS

A funding barrier is blocking low income districts from implementing electric school buses. Read more about the EPA requirement preventing these areas from getting the help they need.

CARBON CREEPS BACK

Despite the implementation of renewable energy sources, carbon emissions in the U.S. have exceeded previous year records. So what’s causing this?