BIDEN'S CLIMATE LEGACY

➩ Push Biden to pick a Federal Reserve chair who’s going to be a champion on climate
➩ Illinois passes one of the most progressive climate bills ever, focused on jobs and equity
➩ Harvard announces historic divestment from fossil fuels

This is Inside the Movement - where you can take meaningful action on climate change now.

 

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

PEOPLE VS FOSSIL FUELS

JOIN ACTIVISTS from around the nation as they head to D.C. to demand Biden declare a climate emergency. Week of action: Oct 11-15th.

TREES FOR JANE

PROTECT AND RESTORE the world’s forests with a chorus of environmentalists in a new project from Jane Goodall.

ASPIRING CLIMATE ACTION

Know any great climate grassroots orgs? NOMINATE THEM with fossil-fuel-free bank Aspiration and win them some money for their cause!

#CODE RED CONGRESS

The UN said it, the president said it, now it's time to TELL OUR LEADERS today, 9/22 to act like there's a Code Red for climate, because there is. 

#STOPLINE3

Line 3 activists on the frontline are in need of donations. SUPPORT THEM in their fight to stop pipeline construction in Minnesota.

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DIRTY LITTLE SECRET — The fossil fuel industry knew the impact their products would have on global warming long before the public did. Yet they did business as usual. (VICE News) 

CEJA — Solar jobs lift people out of poverty, but Black & brown communities are often overlooked. In Illinois, new legislation will allow community groups to connect residents with high-paying clean energy jobs. (The YEARS Project)

JOSIAH VS THE OIL WELLS — One of the most visible examples of environmental racism is happening in Los Angeles County. Watch one young resident detail his experience of growing up near an oil refinery. (NY Times)

BIG OIL PLEADS THE 5TH — First Big Tobacco, now Big Oil. Rep. Ro Khanna just announced Congressional hearings to investigate how oil and gas companies have spread misinformation and propaganda about their products. (Clean Creatives)

CAN'T BREATHE WITH NO AIR — Sharon Lavigne details growing up in “Cancer Alley” and her rise to advocate for her suffering community. (The Story of Stuff Project)

HONEST GOVERNMENT AD — Carbon capture may be needed as the world heats up, but how well does it work? This satirical video goes over the cons. (The Juice Media)


This is the spotlight for the heroes doing the most urgent work on climate.
COLETTE PINCHON BATTLE is the founder and Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy. She works to advance equitable recovery from climate disasters ranging from hurricanes to oil spills.

Colette
Pichon Battle


COLETTE PINCHON BATTLE is the founder and Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy. She works to advance equitable recovery from climate disasters ranging from hurricanes to oil spills.
EBONY TWILLEY MARTIN is the new Co-Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. She is also the first Black woman executive director of a Big Green legacy environmental organization in the U.S.

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Twilley Martin


EBONY TWILLEY MARTIN is the new Co-Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. She is also the first Black woman executive director of a Big Green legacy environmental organization in the U.S.
DR. DAWN WRIGHT is Chief Scientist at the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Using GIS, she maps and analyzes the ocean floor to better understand how this terrain can play a role in climate change impacts and solutions.

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DR. DAWN WRIGHT is Chief Scientist at the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Using GIS, she maps and analyzes the ocean floor to better understand how this terrain can play a role in climate change impacts and solutions.

Climate science can be overwhelming. Here’s your easy-to-share highlight reel.
POLLUTION EVOLUTION?

Animals need to adapt to the climate crisis, just like humans. But instead of using tools, their anatomy is changing.

TROUBLE FOR TREES

We know animals are endangered, but what about the trees they live in? A new report says 30% of wild tree species are in danger of extinction.

IT’S A BIRD...IT’S A PLANE...IT’S

A cloud of methane is hanging over America, and we know who to blame. One oil company’s “routine work” is exposing us all to this toxic, invisible gas.

ROOT OF ALL PROBLEMS

Why is deforestation so important to the climate fight? This dramatic satellite footage and great explainer details why… and what we can do about it.

DECADE OF DESTRUCTION

How can we sum up the vast amount of climate data that has been compiled over the past decade? In 7 easy to read charts. Check it out here.

LET DEAD DINOSAURS LIE

We often hear we must “keep oil in the ground.” But exactly how much oil should be left to avoid catastrophe? This comprehensive study clears it up.


The climate crisis in pictures. Our lens is global.

Extinction Rebellion @XR_NYC outside @BankofAmerica this morning. via @LaurenGolden_

The Met Gala was a dream and for the theme I wanted to represent indigenous art and fashion. thank you Peter Dundas. via @Qchasinghorse

.@ChubbNA CEO Evan Greenberg talks a big game on climate change, but it’s all a racquet: the #USOpen sponsor is also a major sponsor of fossil fuels. via @Insure_Future


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

New York is the second state with a plan to eliminate gas-powered vehicles. By 2035, all cars must be zero-emissions in the state.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OVER PIPELINES

Over the past decade, Indigenous-led resistance has stopped 25% of America’s and Canada’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.

FIVE STARS AND WASTE-FREE

What happens to that hotel breakfast once 10AM hits? It probably goes right to the trash. The WWF is teaming up with the hospitality industry to stop food waste in its trash.

HARVARD MAJORS IN DIVESTMENT

How do you like them apples? Pushed by student activism, the world’s richest university has decided to completely divest from the fossil fuel industry.

GREEN ROOFS ARE ALL THE RAGE

Cities often have worse air quality than their suburban counterparts. That’s why green roofs are London’s method of choice for cutting pollution and making buildings more energy efficient.

LEAVIN’ ON A JET PLANE

You want to travel the world, but you don’t want to destroy it as you go. A major engineer wants to make airplane engines electric.


STRUGGLE TO REBUILD
How can you rebuild a town when it keeps getting battered by climate change driven disasters? From good intentions to shady results, the events in Fair Bluff, N.C. are playing out across the country.
FOSSIL FUELED EDUCATION
How has the fossil fuel industry affected education? Drilled will be looking at the firsthand effects and how that has shaped our view on solutions.
RECORD DEATHS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTORS
In 2020 alone 227 land defenders were murdered. That’s an all time high. Read about where and why these crimes are happening.
CARE WORKER CRISIS
When natural disasters strike, care workers are asked to act as first responders, but they are rarely recognized as such. Where is the disconnect?
YOU’RE NEXT
One out of three Americans experienced natural disasters this summer and nearly two-thirds experienced multi-day heat waves. Read on.
WHERE THE WILD THOUGHTS ARE
Researchers conducted the largest study to date on how climate anxiety is affecting young people, and it’s heartbreaking.
AFTER THE FLOOD
Something horrifying is happening in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Keep reading to find out.
HURRICANE IDA'S OIL TRAIL
Hurricane Ida didn’t just cause destruction of communities. It also rolled through a grouping of chemical factories, allowing oil to spill throughout the Gulf of Mexico - doubling its destruction.

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

The Footprint Project works to provide clean energy for those affected by climate disasters. It works with local partners to deploy mobile solar equipment and trains community members and first responders to use it.

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a bottom-up, people-powered, all-volunteer network supporting impacted communities, especially those most marginalized, during environmental crises.

Illinois People's Action (IPA) is a progressive, multi-issue faith and community organization. IPA organizes everyday people to harness their collective power and hold corporations and elected officials accountable for creating solutions to problems that are overlooked.