THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT
NEWSLETTER & ACTION TOOLKIT


TOO HOT TO RETIRE
Did you know that your retirement plan is financing causes of climate change? Most plans contain fossil fuel investments, which have proven to be economic losers. Here are 4 ways to TAKE YOUR MONEY BACK.
STOP THE OIL PROFITEERING
Big Oil just announced record quarterly profits at the expense of working people across the country and around the world. HELP US PUSH CONGRESS to stop Big Oil’s profiteering. Let’s create a fossil free future together!
TRUST THE SCIENCE
Scientists are fed up with the slow progress on climate action. They’re putting down their pencils and taking to the streets in their lab coats! JOIN SCIENTISTS and get in the fight!
VIRTUAL PHONE BANK
The midterms aren’t an election we can afford to skip. Join the Environmental Voter Project on November 5th to HELP GET VOTERS across the US to the polls.
INSURING DISASTER
While some insurers are making the right move and refusing to cover fossil fuel projects, insurance giants Travelers and The Hartford are doing the opposite. DEMAND they ditch fossil fuels and insure our future instead!
DEAR BIDEN…
Fossil-fueled power and petrochemical plants not only contribute to global warming, but they pollute our air, especially if they violate existing clean air regulations. TELL PRESIDENT BIDEN his administration needs to better uphold our laws and make polluters more accountable!
SAY NAY TO NORD
Petro-refiner Equinor talks a big game on sustainability, even releasing an ‘energy transition’ plan in 2022. But its oil drilling project in Canada’s Nova Scotia, Bay Du Nord, would create as much climate pollution as 10 new coal power plants. SIGN UP TO SAY "NAY."
QUIZ NIGHT
Want to know what climate actions work best for you? USE THIS TOOL to find out how you can make the biggest impact in your day-to-day life.

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This is the spotlight for the heroes doing the most urgent work on climate.
Frontline activist TZEPORAH BERMAN has fought for action on climate for many years. She is now chairing the effort pushing against fossil fuel expansion with the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Tzeporah
Berman


Frontline activist TZEPORAH BERMAN has fought for action on climate for many years. She is now chairing the effort pushing against fossil fuel expansion with the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Executive Director of Gwich’in Steering Committee BERNADETTE DEMIENTIEFF fights to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Gwich’in way of life.

Bernadette
Demientieff


Executive Director of Gwich’in Steering Committee BERNADETTE DEMIENTIEFF fights to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Gwich’in way of life.
LENYA QUINN-DAVIDSON and other women firefighters have been turning to Indigenous solutions to control wildfire outbreaks, because they work.

Lenya
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LENYA QUINN-DAVIDSON and other women firefighters have been turning to Indigenous solutions to control wildfire outbreaks, because they work.

OIL, WATER, & CLIMATE RESISTANCE — Part 1 of the Necessity film series follows Indigenous activists and allies in their resistance to the oil pipelines traversing Native lands and essential waterways of North America. (Necessity)

CLIMATE JUSTICE & THE THIN GREEN LINE — Part 2 of the Necessity film series features Indigenous activists as they resist oil trains carrying highly flammable products through protected waterways and treaty lands. (Necessity)

HECKLING TED CRUZ NEVER GETS OLD — ABC lacks climate change coverage but gives climate denier Senator Ted Cruz a platform on The View. Watch what happens when climate activists interrupt the broadcast. (CNN)

"SECOND LINE" FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE — Leaders from the Gulf Coast gathered in Washington D.C. yesterday to march in a funeral procession honoring those who have died in Louisiana's "Cancer Alley." (act.tv)

G(LUE)TEN TAG — In a demand to halt global carbonization, members of the Scientist Rebellion have glued themselves to the streets of Munich. (Twitter: @scientistrebel1)


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

The Mountain Valley Pipeline is putting a pause on its North Carolina extension signaling that environmentalists and activists' continued efforts are putting a dent in the pipeline's plans.

GET SCHOOLED FOSSIL FUELS!

Teachers and activists in Chicago fought for the divestment of their $11 billion pension fund from gas, oil, and coal. It looks like we can learn more about teamwork from our amazing teachers!

DANKE BANK

The German Deutsche Bank just said that it intends to reduce emissions tied to its upstream corporate oil and gas sector loans 23% by 2030 and 90% by 2050. This is a good start. Will others follow?

THE UNDERSTORY

Many streets in Melbourne were absent butterflies, birds and bees. Ecologists decided to find out what was needed for these populations to thrive. It turned out there was something missing: native species.

DON'T BE SUCH A SHILL, SHELL

A Dutch court held firm in its verdict that Shell’s greenwashing ads are misleading and must be removed, a big win for both consumers and activists.

THE SPILLOVER EFFECT

Scientists find that protecting marine preserves has resulted in a 54% increase in tuna around Hawaii. See how these Marine Protected Areas were designed and what this means for the future of marine conservation.

MERCI BANK

French bank SocieteGenerale set a target to reduce its absolute financed emissions from the oil and gas sector 30% by 2030. This sends a strong signal that oil and gas expansion is coming to an end. Will other banks get the message?

TEXAS SUN

A very hot Texan summer created a very big demand for energy. But solar and wind delivering power to Texas' grid helped reduce consumers' energy costs by a whopping $925 million a month.


Climate science can be overwhelming. Here’s your easy-to-share highlight reel.
AND THE SURVEY SAYS…

A new survey found that 2 out of 3 Americans believe not enough is being done to fix the climate crisis, but do they agree on what the solutions really are? Find out here.

RECYCLING RUBBISH

Most plastic isn’t recycled and the majority of plastic isn’t even recyclable to begin with. In 2021, the U.S. only recycled 5% of its millions of tons of plastic. Is recycling masking a big pollution problem?

FLOOD-BORNE ILLNESS

Damage from hurricanes lingers much longer after initial destruction. Flood waters contain pollutants such as E. coli and flesh-eating bacteria which can cause severe illness and death to those who are exposed.

UP CLOSE AND ANIMAL

We often think of humans and wild animals living side by side as incompatible, but large animals are bucking the trend. See what they are doing differently and how it can create a more sustainable future for both people and animals.

DAM, THAT’S A GOOD IDEA!

Ocean tides and river currents hold enough power to account for up to 8% of the country’s annual power generation and the U.S. department of energy is finally investing in it. See which way the funds are flowing.

DEATH MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

The Emperor Penguin, perhaps the most well-known of its kind, has been listed as endangered by the U.S. government. What seems like a terrible omen for penguins could actually prove to be their saving grace.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Researchers have released even more data on the impacts of food production on our environment. You guessed it, pigs and cattle are top offenders. But seafood, rice, and wheat aren’t far behind.

COOL THAT CEMENT

Cities are feeling the heat from concrete! But what if there was a way to stop pavement from absorbing and radiating so much warmth? Cities are testing out some new ideas. Check them out here.

ONE STEP AT A TIME

Did you know refrigerators and air conditioners are a huge source of carbon emissions? New research shows there are some cool ways to fix that.

PRIVATE POLLUTERS

Everyone wants fossil fuel corporations to get rid of their dirty assets, but where do those projects actually end up? The world of dark private money is flush with cash and has little accountability. Read about the massive issue facing fossil fuel financing.

SOUP'S ON

The soup throwers caused quite the stir. But they accomplished their goal: to put a spotlight on the British government’s plan to license 100 new oil and gas projects, even if it was in a hot, messy way.

SHELL IT OUT, SHELL

A Dutch court held firm in its verdict that Shell’s greenwashing ads are misleading and must be removed, a big win for both consumers and activists.

JUST DO IT, ALREADY

Each year, countries voluntarily make commitments to fight climate. And each year, few have actually done anything to uphold those commitments. We've run out of time, according to a new report from the UN. See what they mean.

FOUND THE MIDDLE GROUND

Native Americans and white farmers have formed an unlikely alliance to oppose a pipeline in the Dakotas. The pipeline meant to transport carbon dioxide as part of a carbon capture project is not getting the support that was expected.

GETTING (BANK)ROLLED BY BIG OIL

Even with a slight decline, Big Oil has reported record profits for 2022. They are price gouging us while destroying the planet. Time for a tax, huh?

MANCHIN RAKES IT IN

Senator Joe Manchin may have lost the battle he was waging for his fossil fuel allies, but he’s been handsomely rewarded with hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations. Find out who his biggest funders are and what they still hope to gain.

THE #1 RISK

What is insurers greatest fear? It may surprise you to learn it’s not war or geopolitical instability … it’s climate change.

CLIMATE POLITICS

Ahead of U.N.'s COP27, international progress on climate has gone from fragile to precarious. The war in Ukraine has divided nations and supercharged an energy crisis that risks shredding the last COP's most concrete achievement: a global consensus to cut down on coal.

EAT, SLEEP, POLLUTE, REPEAT

Millions of Americans rely on natural gas to heat their houses, dry their clothes, and cook their food. It's like they're running a mini-fossil fuel plant in their homes. Here's why that's a big problem and why changing it is a big solution.