CODE RED CLIMATE

➩ NOW is the time to push for Biden’s budget bill, the last best chance to address climate change in Congress
➩ Jane Goodall goes further than ever with a new effort to save forests and plant trees
➩ Help the Water Protectors taking a stand

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

 

Scroll down to discover what’s new, what’s happening, and what’s the most shareable.

 

                       

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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.

CODE RED CONGRESS

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

STAND WITH AMAZONIA

Brazil’s Congress wants to open Amazonian Indigenous land to exploitative industries. STAND WITH those defending the rainforest.

TREES FOR JANE

PROTECT AND RESTORE the world’s forests with local communities around the world in a new project from Jane Goodall.

BUILD BACK BETTER

We can't solve climate change while subsidizing the fossil fuel industry. DEMAND CONGRESS Build Back Better, without funding dirty energy.

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! 

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CLIMATE TRACE — We know greenhouse gases are the culprits. But we don’t exactly know how they commit the crime. This new website tells us where greenhouse gases are coming from. (Climate Trace)  

HONORING THE EARTH — In Northern Minnesota, a massive tar sands pipeline is threatening everything the Anishinaabe people hold sacred. We follow Honor The Earth Founder Winona LaDuke in her quest to stop Line 3. (The YEARS Project)

TOTALLY F&%KED — Jimmy Kimmel had a group of scientists (truly, “not actors”) address the audience to illustrate the direness of the climate crisis. “We’re mostly f*cked,” they said. “We really hate to say this, but we told you so." (Jimmy Kimmel Live)

PRESERVING PERMAFROST — Permafrost stores massive amounts of carbon. If it begins to melt, it will trigger a tipping point of no return. This documentary dives into the majestic history of the permafrost and how to protect it. (Grounded)

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE — Phoenix, Arizona is America’s hottest city with over 120 days of triple-digit temperature. Learn how this heat disproportionately affects the city’s BIPOC and most poverty-stricken communities. (Vox)

OVER MY DEAD TREE — Destroying the Amazon should never be sanctioned. But that’s exactly what the Brazilian Congress is trying to do. Help Indigenous Amazonians stand up to this attack. (#StandWithAmazonia Challenge)


This is the spotlight for the heroes doing the most urgent work on climate.
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.
DALLAS GOLDTOOTH is a Mdewakanton Dakota and Dińe comedian, environmental activist, and influencer. He is the lead Keep It In The Ground campaigner for the Indigenous Environmental Network.

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Goldtooth


DALLAS GOLDTOOTH is a Mdewakanton Dakota and Dińe comedian, environmental activist, and influencer. He is the lead Keep It In The Ground campaigner for the Indigenous Environmental Network.
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.

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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.

Climate science can be overwhelming. Here’s your easy-to-share highlight reel.
(UN)LIKE A G20

If G20 countries alone took ambitious climate action, they could reduce global emissions by 75 percent, according to a new study.

THE PRICE OF INACTION

Stopping the worst effects of climate change will be expensive, but doing nothing will be significantly more expensive.

OUT IN BLOOM

The last mass extinction was caused in part by dangerous microbial blooms that poisoned fish and other freshwater species. Scientists say climate change may be triggering a repeat…

PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE

What creates more emissions...one plastic plant or 125,000 cars? Spoiler: They produce the same amount. And that’s dumb. Read why.

WATER YOU WAITING FOR?

The west is experiencing its worst drought in recorded history. Now it’s dealing with high water prices and rations. How will this affect the rest of the country?

TEMPERATURE’S RISING

Whip out this link whenever someone tells you that China and India are the countries most responsible for climate change. Boomshakalaka!


The climate crisis in pictures. Our lens is global.

Nothing but admiration for this generation. 40.000 in Berlin at the Global Climate Strike sharing their fears alongside @gretathunberg @luisaneubauer @clueso and many others today. Let their vote count! via @olafheinstudio

Firefighters on the #KNPComplex at @SequoiaKingsNPS used structure wrap to protect the historic Sequoia National Park entrance sign and the General Sherman Tree, the world's largest tree! via @FireAviationNPS

Amazing photo of 14 wind turbines aligned in a row in Nevada. via @MarkTomasovic


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

One of the largest private foundations, MacArthur, announced this week it's going to divest from fossil fuels. This will point the way for other grantmakers to do the same.

A COOL RULING

In one of the most consequential climate actions it has taken so far, the Biden administration has finalized a rule to phase down the use of HFCs, powerful planet-warming chemicals used in air-conditioners and refrigerators.

AAAAAAND SCENE

That’s a wrap on oil and gas! LA county supervisors voted unanimously to phase out oil and gas drilling. Read to find out more.

CHINA GIVES THE COAL SHOULDER

China is the largest producer and consumer of coal, but it has announced it will stop financing coal plants overseas. If it sticks to its word, it will be the end of international coal funding as we know it.

THE RICE TO A FAIR TRIAL

Wild Rice will have a ‘voice’ as a plaintiff in an upcoming lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to fight Line 3 pipeline construction. Win!

THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS...ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

New York City is going green. Governor Hochul announced two massive renewable energy projects to power the city, which will create 10,000 jobs and bring in over $8 billion.


DR. JUSTICE
The esteemed grandfather of environmental justice, Dr. Bullard, explains how Biden’s EJ council is undoing decades of American racism.
PLASTIC MAKES PERFECT
The plastic lobby spent millions to have us believe recycling would save the planet. While we struggled to sort our bottles, they polluted as much as some nations. Read how it all began.
ATTACK ON THE TOXIN TAX
Congress has proposed a tax on poisonous methane from the oil and gas industry, but if lobbyists have their way, it may never make it to the floor. See why.
LINE 3 DAMAGES WETLANDS
An already sensitive Minnesota wetland is the latest victim in Line 3’s path of destruction, and the company behind it must pay $3.3 million for damages.
BIDEN’S BOILING POINT
President Biden has announced an interagency effort to protect workers from heat waves. It will pull in the smartest and most creative minds to learn how we can both fight the heat, and learn to live with it.
PIPELINES REIMAGINED
Just because oil and gas stop flowing through pipelines doesn’t mean we need to let them rust. What if we could transport our most precious resource: water?
SHELL SELLS WELLS
Shell just sold $9.7 billion in oil and gas assets in an attempt to cut their emissions. Great! The catch? The oil will continue to be extracted under Conoco.
IT'S A LITTLE BIT FUNNY
Late show hosts banded together for New York’s climate week with climate crisis themed shows and humor.

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

Appalachian Voices brings people together to protect the land, air, and water of Central and Southern Appalachia and advance a just transition to a generative and equitable clean energy economy.

Through advocacy, research, country reports, and global monitoring, Climate Refugees sheds light on the complexities of climate-induced displacement, its human rights implications, and the climate injustice at its roots.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance is a national research and advocacy organization that partners with allies to build local power to fight corporate control. Its goal is to build an American economy driven by local priorities and accountable to people and the planet.