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I Had to Emergency Evacuate From a California Fire: Here’s What I Learned

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

I run inside, hastily grab our family photos and that’s it. We’re in the car. I’m staring through the back window at what might be the last time I ever see everything I have ever known in my entire life. That’s what emergency evacuation is like. That’s climate change.

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Happy National Black Voter Day! Here’s What This Day Means to These 8 Young Black Voters

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

We asked these 8 climate activists and young Black voters- Saron Tewelde, Hakim Evans, Lisandra Morales, Amira McDuffie, Arielle Barbe, Mustafa Osman, Wehazit Mussie, and Andrea Mannin- what celebrating this day means to them and advice they have for first-time voters.

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Press Release: The ENOUGH! Campaign launches a virtual livestream on Tuesday, September 22 to benefit national voter registration day

Melinda Lilly, Director of Communications and Digital Engagement

The ENOUGH! Campaign launches a virtual livestream on Tuesday, September 22 to benefit national voter registration day. This youth-led event will feature diverse voices from various justice movements including Leah Thomas of Intersectional Environmentalist, Jamie Margolin of Zero Hour and Thandiwe Abdullah of The Black Lives Matter Youth Vanguard.

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8 BIPOC Environmentalists Your History Textbooks Probably Left Out (That You Should Really Know!)

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

If our reference for environmentalism in U.S. history exclusively involves white men, we will not only be actively ignoring and erasing significant parts of history, but we will also be dangerously limiting our view of what environmentalism has and can look like. Educating ourselves about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) environmental leaders in history is crucial to understanding the deeply entrenched interconnectedness of racism, anti-racism and environmental advocacy and essential to ensuring that our modern climate advocacy is actively anti-racist.

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6 Disabled Youth Climate Activists You Need to Know and How to Support Them

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

Disability Justice is Climate Justice. These six youth activists are focusing their work on tackling the interconnectedness between disability and climate justice. We must create a sustainable world which is just and accessible for all people.

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Denial: A Step Towards Acceptance

Issac Smith, North Carolina Action Fellow

When I was in high school, I had my first encounter with a climate change denier. I’ve always kept the company of a diverse group of people in the hope that having different personalities and perspectives would better prepare me fo the real world. But, honestly, sometimes it’s just aggravating.

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Lack of Education Causes Climate Denial

Ian Babler-Madrid, Action Fellow

The absence of proper education about climate change is possibly the principal reason why there is little change in confronting this phenomenon.

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An Era of Denial

Ember Penney, North Carolina Action Fellow

Why do so many people not believe in climate change? It’s 2020, we’ve experienced catastrophic climate events all around the globe and yet, there are still those that deny its very existence. Science is not simply a topic or belief- it is fact.

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“Why We Vote…” ACE Action Fellows

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

Voting is crucial for a multitude of reasons. It is crucial to solving the climate crisis and the promise of a livable future for young people. It is crucial to enacting change in our communities. It is crucial to sending a message to all people – present and future – what kind of country, state, county or city we hope we are and become.

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Youth Think Climate, Issue 1: Climate Denial

Ian Babler-Madrid, Action Fellow

The theme of this first magazine is climate denial, the rejection of the idea that changes in the Earth’s climate or weather patterns are caused by human activity.

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