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Teachers

Teachers, We Hear You

Rebecca Anderson, Director of Education

2020 has been a year. No one knows that more than teachers. We are asking the impossible of teachers: teach virtually with minimal new resources or support. Or teach both virtual students and in-person students at once. Or teach them in the classroom, but don’t get too close. And don’t let them do group work or collaborate. It takes at least twice as much effort and my best guess is that the student outcomes will be about half as good.

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Here are 7 Indigenous Youth Activists You Should Know

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

Since the 1970s, people have called for a celebration of an Indigenous People’s Day in protest and instead of what the U.S. federally still recognizes as Columbus Day. As of last year, fifteen states now officially recognize October 12th as Indigenous People’s Day and not Columbus Day. This switch is meant to protest the uplifting of genocide that Christopher Columbus and the colonial practices that followed his American arrival committed against Native American people and instead celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, heritages and identities of indigenous people in the modern U.S.

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Keep my memory

Keep My Memory

Alexis Raeana Jones, Youth Organizer, North Carolina

Everyday we fight for the women who were lost at the hands of wickedness. We honor their legacy! We must acknowledge that environmental, social and racial justice must be met to dismantle the systemic racism that affects our Indigenous communities today. We must remember that we are resilient and stand on the shoulders of our ancestors.

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An Overlooked Solution to Climate Change: Indigenous Land Rights

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

There are many ways to combat anthropogenic climate change, but not all of them get to the true root of the issue. The fact is that anthropogenic climate change began and continues to thrive because of a colonial, capitalist culture that prioritizes profits over the health of natural resources and, in turn, people.

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Latinx Climate Activists Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

India Howeth, Social Media Intern

As youth climate activists, Julian Arenas, Sofía Hernández, Alejandro Matehuala, Jennifer Cantero, Jason Naylor, Edelma Saenz, Karin Watson and Selene Lopez share what their Latinx identity, heritage and this month means to them.

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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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Enough!

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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