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Axios Media’s Sara Fischer reported earlier this week, women are”pushing back against the gender imbalance in media” by launching their own platforms and focusing on topics many traditional news companies have long ignored. We can relate!
As part of that wave, today our friends atLonely Whale, a nonprofit that is driving societal change away from single-use plastic and toward a healthy, thriving ocean, has teamed up with eco-activist, actor and co-founder of social enterprise The One Movement, Petrice Jones to launch 52 Hertz, a podcast series that takes an uplifting and strategic approach to environmentalism. Season One is titled Against the Current, focusing on the people, topics and current events that are challenging the status quo and proving that there is more than one way to be an environmental activist.
Dune Ives, Executive Director of Lonely Whale explains what inspired them: “As we continue to battle a global pandemic, racial injustice, and the climate crisis, it’s important to remember that none of us, not even the world’s loneliest whale, are ever actually alone…Through honest conversation, humor, and heart, 52 Hertz approaches complex environmental issues in a new way to inspire others to tackle plastic pollution and fight for a future with clean seas.”
Arshak Makichyan is a 26-year-old climate activist in Moscow, Russia who has been inspired by Greta Thunberg’s strikes for climate and activism. But, as Reuters reported, “unlike the Swedish teenager, who has galvanized a global movement of young environmentalists, Russia’s tough protest laws and people’s general apathy towards activism has made the 26-year-old’s campaign a […]
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a rock-steady vote in favor of environmental protection and sympathetic on issues involving clean water and air.
Why This Matters: There are many challenges to President Trump’s rollbacks of environmental laws that are working their way to the Supreme Court. Once there, the Court can effectively re-write those laws narrowing them considerably by upholding the Trump deregulatory position even if it is contrary to prior interpretations or other plausible interpretations of the statute itself.
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference was set to take place this November in the UK but the coronavirus has postponed the meeting for another year. But, as the Guardian reported, not wanting to waste any time, young activists in Fridays for Future are pushing ahead with their own online event this November, called Mock […]
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