Heroes of the Week: Tampa’s Green Seniors

Heroes of the Week: Tampa’s Green Seniors

While young people have been making headlines for their protests, strikes, and climate activism, Tampa, Florida’s seniors have also been diligently working to leave the planet a better place for younger generations. They’ve led the charge to prevent mining expansion in Hernando County, and in 2018, when a developer moved to fill in waterways near […]

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One Cool Thing: A Lonely Whale Inspires a New Podcast on Environmental Activism

One Cool Thing: A Lonely Whale Inspires a New Podcast on Environmental Activism

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 at Lonely Whale, a nonprofit that is driving societal change away from […]

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Scientists Speak Out for Climate Action

Scientists Speak Out for Climate Action

Historically, scientists have gone out of their way not to make political statements. After all, their job is to provide facts, not suggest policy prescriptions that can often be complicated to implement.

But now, a growing number of climate scientists are deciding to buck tradition and speak up for the urgency of climate action.

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Heroes of the Week: Erin and Evan Addison and Andrew Arevalo

Heroes of the Week: Erin and Evan Addison and Andrew Arevalo

Erin and Evan Addison and Andrew Arevalo, classmates at Steel City Academy charter school in Gary, Indiana, are all rising high school sophomores and founders of the award-winning Steel City Academy podcast and were featured last week in a radio segment on NPR’s All Things Considered. Last year when Maya Energy was proposing to build […]

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Never Forget by Akhila Bandlora

Never Forget by Akhila Bandlora

Last week Our Daily Planet had a chance to meet some of the remarkable young activists of Sea Youth Rise Up as they gathered in Washington D.C. to bring awareness to ocean conservation issues impacting both their local communities and communities around the globe. Akhila Bandlora, one of the 2019 delegates, wrote the following poem to […]

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