THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT
NEWSLETTER & ACTION TOOLKIT


BIDEN EMERGENCY
The midterms may have weakened President Biden’s power to pass meaningful climate legislation, but he still has executive power. DEMAND BIDEN declare a climate emergency and act like it!
SEC-URING A FUTURE
President Biden has the power to force companies to disclose how they’re contributing to the climate crisis, how climate change poses risks to their business, and how they plan to adapt. INSIST THE S.E.C. (Securities and Exchange Commission) implement the ‘climate disclosure rule.’
SHED A LITTLE CHUBB
Insurance company Chubb has a record of touting their green accomplishments, but there’s a lot more greenwashing going on than anything else. CALL OUT CHUBB on Instagram for their hypocrisy.
FUNDING NO RETIREMENT
Is your 401K or IRA invested in big asset managers like Vanguard, BlackRock, Fidelity or T. Rowe Price? Then SEND THEM A MESSAGE urging them to provide "climate-safe" investment options, meaning those not funding companies making the climate crisis worse!
ABUSED BY OIL
Vanguard, one of the world's largest asset managers, is supporting human rights abuses through its investments in Petroperú, an oil company drilling on Indigenous land. TELL VANGUARD to stop financing harmful oil companies!
BAG THE BAGS
Plastic bags have a massive carbon footprint, using upwards of 12 million barrels of oil each year. But Target and Walmart, two of the biggest retailers in the world, can make a difference. TELL THESE RETAIL GIANTS to ban plastic bags! (ACE)

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This is the spotlight for the heroes doing the most urgent work on climate.
Climate activist SAAD AMER is the co-founder of Plus1Vote and Justice Environment. His organizations influence young voters through social media and guide businesses, governments and nonprofits on the path to being more sustainable.

Saad
Amer


Climate activist SAAD AMER is the co-founder of Plus1Vote and Justice Environment. His organizations influence young voters through social media and guide businesses, governments and nonprofits on the path to being more sustainable.
Activist NINA GUALINGA fights for Indigenous rights and defends her Ecuadorian Amazon home from fossil fuel extraction.

Nina
Gualinga


Activist NINA GUALINGA fights for Indigenous rights and defends her Ecuadorian Amazon home from fossil fuel extraction.
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.

The climate crisis in pictures. Our lens is global.

Earlier this week, Gulf community leaders & allies sent a clear message: #EnoughIsEnough! Wealthy fracked gas corporations are scheming up how to harm the Gulf Coast at the #LNGAmericas summit in Lake Charles right now.

Earlier this week, Gulf community leaders & allies sent a clear message: #EnoughIsEnough! Wealthy fracked gas corporations are scheming up how to harm the Gulf Coast at the #LNGAmericas summit in Lake Charles right now.

Gotagogama is a protest site set up by a network of activist, citizen, artist and youth groups, working together to provide support, food, water, access to some medical care and toilets to the citizen lead protests in Colombo.

A view of Sharm el-Sheikh’s International Congress Center, where the 2022 UN Conference of the Parties is taking place. The 'Green Zone' exists outside the Center and is free space for participants to roam.


CLEAN POWER — The energy transition is upon us and this inspirational video shows us where we are and how far we still need to go. The future may be closer than you think. (Grounded)

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN — You might expect Dutch people to ride bicycles, but not on an active airport runway!  Watch as they prevent a private plane from taking off and bring attention to private aviation's obscene carbon pollution! (NOS)

SMALL BLUE ORB — Who better to explain the View from Above than a senior advisor at NASA? Dr. Kate Calvin breaks down climate simply. (NASA)

THE ANSWER IS MONEY — The dangers of climate change are abundantly clear but not much is being done. Youth leader Sophia Kianni has an interesting question for those in power. (Sophia Kianni)

HOW STEEP? TOO STEEP — Sometimes you just need a clear visual. Here it is: 800,000 years of climate data in 30 seconds. (Ocean Climate CU)

FIRST FOSSIL — There’s a new award at COP27 and Japan’s the winner! Only problem it’s first place in fossil fuel funding. (Climate Network) 


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

The Biden Administration will release $4.5 billion to assist families paying high energy bills and energy-related home repairs. It will also provide roughly $9 billion to help families make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes.

BREATHING WINS

The EPA announced a $53 million investment in air quality monitoring across the U.S. This is the largest investment of its kind ever, and will positively impact communities that have long fought for environmental justice.

LOSS AND DAMAGE

A small but growing number of wealthy nations have committed funding to compensate developing nations for the losses and damages they are suffering due to the impacts of climate change. Find out who has pledged and who hasn't.

HAIL THE HEAT PUMP

Washington State voted to implement new building codes that will reduce energy demand and make buildings safer and healthier. This includes a requirement for all new buildings to install energy-efficient heat pumps!

BIGGEST LITTLE MICROGRID

The biggest electric bus microgrid in the nation is open for business in the U.S. Solar, batteries, and buses all came together in this Maryland county’s all-electric transportation hub.

RAISE THE ROOF

Community solar allows residents to subscribe to a local solar farm to receive discounts on their electricity bill without having to install rooftop panels. Check out how it's working for these Chicago residents.

BETTER BELIZE IT

Belize has found a unique way to pay off the nation’s debt. By pledging to protect their fragile ecosystem, money is rolling in. Can other nations do the same? See how it all works here.


Climate science can be overwhelming. Here’s your easy-to-share highlight reel.
A WINDOW INTO A COOLER FUTURE

Scientists used A.I. and advanced computing tech to help create a clear window coating that lowers the temperature inside buildings. See how this coating works to keep buildings cool while not impeding the views.

GLACIER DANGER

Scientists have predicted that famous glaciers like the Dolomites, Yosemite, and Mt. Kilimanjaro may be gone completely by 2050 as arctic ice diminishes more and more every summer. What does that mean for the communities who rely on glaciers for survival?

FOR PEAT’S SAKE!

Peatlands around the globe are being auctioned off for fossil fuel drilling, but beneath these swamps lie huge amounts of carbon. Any extraction in these areas could detonate “carbon bombs” with terrible results.

TOO MUCH FIJI WATER

Among island nations at risk of disappearing from rising sea levels, Fiji is on the front lines. This week it released a plan for how it's going to relocate people away from its coastline. It's a first-of-its-kind plan, but sadly it won't be the last.

PLEDGE WITHOUT A PLAN

Many companies who pledged to go net-zero are nowhere near their goals. What can be done to push these companies in the right direction?

CLIMATE CRISIS EXPLAINED

Want to help your friends and family understand the climate crisis? Send them this article which breaks down climate change into 10 easily understandable charts.

ALL AT RISK

Federal agencies and scientists have released a draft of the U.S. National Climate Assessment, saying climate change is already “far-reaching and worsening” throughout the country, putting “the things Americans value most at risk.”

THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE

Sick of seeing climate change from a bird’s eye view? So was Al Gore and that’s why he created Climate TRACE. This new tool can track emissions all the way down to specific buildings and facilities to see who the real polluters are.

SMALLEST PLASTICS IN LARGEST ANIMALS

Tiny plastic particles are polluting the oceans and therefore Blue Whales. Scientists have estimated that these filter feeders may gulp down 10 million pieces of microplastics daily.

MIDTERM CLIMATE WINS

In this week's midterms, Democrats achieved "trifectas"in several states, claiming majorities in all branches of government. This gives them a fighting chance to pass meaningful climate legislation. See what's in store.

PLEASE SEE ME AFTER COP

Do you think it’s obvious where the world’s largest countries rank on climate action? Think again. This scorecard has some grades you may find surprising.

RED LINES FOR GREENWASHING

A U.N. panel is introducing a checklist that separates real climate action from the trend towards greenwashing. It's long overdue. But how will this be enforced?

MISSING THE GOAL

Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup continues to be an absolute travesty. Qatar has made grand promises but experts say their climate pledge is nowhere near its goal. It's failure to host a carbon neutral Cup may be its next red card.

GOOGLE THIS!

Google pledged not to profit off climate misinformation, so why are they still selling ad space to Big Oil? The fossil fuel industry uses this valuable real estate to broadcast climate disinformation. What’s really going on?

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

In this exciting interactive, see how autocrats are embracing fossil fuels to hold onto power, making it much harder for the world to act against climate change.

PLANTING EXCUSES

Planting trees has long been touted by polluters as a way to ‘give back’ but new research shows this solution is barely a bandaid to the damage being caused. Why?

POPULISM vs. THE PLANET

Climate change affects us all, but the topic has turned into a culture war, preventing the big actions we need from happening. Is populism now the biggest obstacle to stopping the climate crisis?

CLIMATE COMEDY OF ERRORS

How screwed are we really by the climate crisis? Comedian Paula Poundstone asks scientist Michael Mann about the doom… and the hope.