Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

On Saturday, outside The New York Times building, 70 Extinction Rebellion protestors were arrested as they demanded greater coverage of the climate crisis by the notable news company.  Similarly, activists from the Sunrise Movement conducted a “sit-in” outside the Democratic National Committee yesterday demanding a primary debate focused solely on climate change.  

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New Research Suggests Climate Marches Sway Public Sentiment

New Research Suggests Climate Marches Sway Public Sentiment

The uptick of climate and science marches since the 2016 election has certainly made the environmental community feel more hopeful and less alone but have these demonstrations actually swayed public opinion? Penn State just released a study that proves that large-scale climate marches do in fact help convince the public, including conservatives, that collaborative action […]

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Tweet of the Week: Bill McKibben on the success of climate organizers

Tweet of the Week: Bill McKibben on the success of climate organizers

Hearing reports the British House of Commons has declared a climate emergency. This is what good organizing does–and it's the first step to real change. Many thanks to @ExtinctionR, @ClimateStrike @GretaThunberg and everyone else! — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) May 1, 2019 Yesterday, as DW reported, after a week and a half of protests in London […]

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A Brief History of the Environmental Justice Movement

A Brief History of the Environmental Justice Movement

Many consider the street protests and legal challenges brought by the overwhelmingly poor and minority residents of rural Afton, in Warren County, North Carolina in 1982 to be the first major milestone in the national movement for environmental justice because they drew sustained media coverage and grabbed national attention.

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Heroes of the Week:  Belgian Kids Skipping School To Make a Point

Heroes of the Week: Belgian Kids Skipping School To Make a Point

For the second week in a row, thousands of Belgian kids walked out of school and marched on EU parliament to make a point about the urgent need for climate action.  The Associated Press picked up the story, giving it worldwide attention.  Rain and cold did not deter the more than 12,000 kids — indeed, […]

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