We care about your data too.
We use cookies to provide important website functionality, improve your experience and analyze our site traffic. By using our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our cooking usage.

THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT
NEWSLETTER & ACTION TOOLKIT


STORY GRANTS
Are you a filmmaker with an environmental story to tell? The Redford Center could help fund your project! FILL OUT THIS GRANT APPLICATION by May 10th to be considered for $25,000 in funding and production support.
PIPELINE PLUG
Every year, over 2.5 million tons of methane pollution is released into our atmosphere. But the Department of Transportation can take action with a plan to stop the leaks. SEND A LETTER and urge the DOT to take swift action.
BAN LEAD PIPES
Over 9 million homes in the U.S. still get drinking water from lead pipes. The EPA has proposed to replace all remaining lead pipes by 2037, but the plan needs your help. SIGN YOUR NAME to show support for safer water across America.
PENSION HEADACHE
State pension funds manage trillions of dollars on behalf of public employees like schoolteachers and firefighters. But every spring, pension fund managers decide where to invest. TELL THEM IT’S TIME to fund climate-friendly pensions!
CLIMATE STORYTELLING 101
How can we tell stories that engage people on climate change? JOIN YALE’S Center for Environmental Communication for a discussion exploring how climate organizations are currently using effective storytelling in their work and how you can do the same.

This is the spotlight for the heroes doing the most urgent work on climate.
Activist and campaigner Nemonte Nenquimo collaborated with Amazon Frontlines to launch Our Rainforest is Not for sale which fights to protect indigenous rights on her ancestral Ecuadorian land from new oil projects.

Nemonte
Nenquimo


Activist and campaigner Nemonte Nenquimo collaborated with Amazon Frontlines to launch Our Rainforest is Not for sale which fights to protect indigenous rights on her ancestral Ecuadorian land from new oil projects.
Angelou Ezelio founded The Greening Youth Foundation as a response to the lack of intersectionality in the environmental movement. Ezelio brings youth of color to the forefront of environmental work by reconnecting them to the land and supporting career development.

ANGELOU
EZEILO


Angelou Ezelio founded The Greening Youth Foundation as a response to the lack of intersectionality in the environmental movement. Ezelio brings youth of color to the forefront of environmental work by reconnecting them to the land and supporting career development.
Environmental justice leader and scholar ALEXIA LECLERCQ has led multiple campaigns related to clean water, mutual aid, and fossil fuel phase-out. Alexia is the co-founder of Start:Empowerment, a social-environmental justice education non-profit.

Alexia
Leclercq


Environmental justice leader and scholar ALEXIA LECLERCQ has led multiple campaigns related to clean water, mutual aid, and fossil fuel phase-out. Alexia is the co-founder of Start:Empowerment, a social-environmental justice education non-profit.

SCAMMY METHANE — Somehow methane became known as ‘natural gas’ along with becoming the number one producer of electricity in the U.S. But how? Get the gritty details here. (Climate Town)

FOOD, INC. 2 — The sequel to Food, Inc. continues its investigation into the injustices of the U.S. food system. Join these farmers, activists, and food leaders and see what’s at stake when we sit down for a meal. (Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing)

FRAMING CLIMATE — Photographers might not immediately come to mind when thinking about frontline climate leaders. This new series flips the lens onto visual storytellers who are capturing the climate crisis. (National Geographic)

VALLEY OF THE BEARS — Mongolia’s Taiga has supported a nomadic population for millenia, but illegal hunting and mining threaten its biodiversity and existence. Follow an environmental ranger on a delicate mission to keep this place alive. (Hamid Sardar, DC Environmental Film Fest)

BLUE CARBON — Coastal communities can use blue carbon in the fight against climate change. But how? Follow Jayda Guy, a self-professed science nerd and DJ, on her journey to encourage resilient coastal communities. (Blue Carbon Film)


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

The energy required to run AI programs is already that of a small nation, and is expected to double in the next couple years. While debates rage on ethical and practical uses of AI, we wonder: is it worth the energy suck?

TIME WILL TELL

Melting ice caps will impact timekeeping, a new study says. As ice caps melt, Earth’s rotation will slow slightly. What will this mean for the recording of time?

HIGH SEAS, HIGH RISK

Rising sea levels and extreme weather events are contaminating drinking water sources in Bangladesh, which is particularly dangerous to pregnant women. See how serious health conditions are worsening for this vulnerable subset of women.

STASH THE TRASH

Over half of U.S. landfills observed by aerial surveys are super-emitting sources of methane, according to a new study. It suggests an opportunity to tackle climate change by targeting a preventable amount of this potent greenhouse gas.

NOT SO SWEET

Bees in the Pacific Northwest are working around the clock due to climate change, and it's exhausting. With longer autumns, bees continue to fly around making them weaker come springtime. How do these colonies protect our food security?

SLIPPERY SENSES

Ocean acidification is causing the rewiring of fish brains. Scientists fear humans might be next. See what they have to say about the acidification implications.


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

Siding with a group of older Swiss women, Europe’s highest human rights court says nations must better protect their people from the consequences of climate change, with implications across the globe.

ROLLING BACK ROLLBACKS

The Endangered Species Act has finalized rule updates that reversed many of Trump’s dangerous rollbacks. Find out what the Biden admin did, and how it could impact species.

GREEN BLOCKS

It’s possible to deter gentrification while making walkable ‘green’ cities. This Chicago neighborhood is proof as it prioritizes eco-friendly transit centered around new affordable housing.

TOO HOT TO WORK

Amidst a lack of state and federal heat protections for workers, Phoenix took an unusual step in a hot city: passing a heat safety ordinance. Employers will be required to provide rest, shade, water, and AC.

THE LAST RIDE

Volvo has just rolled out its final diesel-powered car, and it’s headed straight to a museum. The company eyes an all-electric future, with plans for a full transition by 2030.

GREEN GRANTS

Biden is helping eight community banks and nonprofits in disadvantaged communities by giving $20 billion they can use on projects solely focused on combating climate and reducing emissions.

GREAT SERENGETI LAND GRAB

As both wealthy interests and colonialist forces covet the Serengeti’s majesty, the Maasai are facing eviction from their ancestral homelands. Read what happens when “conservation” merely means tourism.

A WORRYING TERM

As countries pledge money to address climate change, one acronym keeps popping up that unnerves Indigenous people. How could the term “IPLC” threaten vital treaty rights?

CLIMATE AT THE MUSEUM

Climate change could threaten our cultural artifacts, but museums are working to protect them in more ways than one. How are these institutions reckoning with their own emissions as they work to safeguard their collections from heat and storms?

LEFT HUNGRY

What happens when the yearly rainy season is merely a trickle, or doesn’t come at all? Millions of farmers in Southern Africa are seeing their crops scorched in a historic drought, ones that many rely on to survive.

ECO-SUPER STAR

Billie Eilish may be a global popstar but that only motivates her more to take environmental action. See this interview on why she insists on sustainability in the music industry and what needs to be prioritized.

BRIDGE AND KEY

The collapse of the Baltimore bridge left tons of coal intended for India at port. See how the health of a U.S. city and an entire nation are inextricably linked on two ends of the same coal supply.

SUPERFUND THIS

Vermont has a new idea for how to charge the oil industry for climate damages, and it just might work. How does the state plan to make polluters pay for climate damage without having to file lawsuits?