A federal judge approved a historic $50 million settlement agreement Tuesday between Taiwan-based plastics manufacturer Formosa and a scrappy environmental activist represented by indigent legal services nonprofit Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid.Continue Reading 175 words
Earlier this week, we attended a DC screening of the excellent movie starring Mark Ruffalo entitled “Dark Waters” that opens today in theaters and were impressed with all the real-life heroes portrayed in the film. And then we heard about Tracy. Tracy was born and raised in Parkersburg, WV, (the setting for the film) where […]Continue Reading 359 words
Dr. Mildred McClain is an environmental justice activist from Savannah, GA and founder and executive director of the Savannah-based Harambee House/Citizens For Environmental Justice.
Don’t miss her viral speech/sermon from the 2019 Georgia Climate Conference.Continue Reading 169 words
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This week Italy got an A+ — thanks to its education minister, Lorenzo Fioramonti, who announced that starting next year all schools and students in all grades in Italy will be required to spend 33 hours per year, almost one hour per school week, teaching students about climate change issues. It will also be woven […]Continue Reading 311 words
Nick Venner, an 18-year-old Colorado native, not only loves nature but finds it his moral imperative to protect the trails and forests he cherishes from the ravages of climate change. As a devout catholic, Venner was inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical to fight for the planet, and as a sufferer of asthma, he knows full […]Continue Reading 179 words
Yesterday, the U.S. Congress, as well as the City of Baltimore, lost one of its most beloved colleagues and public servants, Rep. Elijah Cummings. Cummings, the 20+ year representative of Maryland’s 7th District as well as the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, was admired and respected by his own party […]Continue Reading 251 words
Called “Thailand’s Greta Thunberg” 12-year-old Lilly Satidtanasarn has been fighting to stop the use of single-use plastics in her home country–which is one of the leading contributors to ocean plastic pollution. As the Jakarta Post reported, “In June, Lilly won her first victory: she persuaded Central, a major supermarket in Bangkok, to stop giving out […]Continue Reading 199 words
We know, usually, our Heroes of the Week are humans but hear us out: trees are serious climate heroes.
Our hero this week is the Stagg Tree which is a giant sequoia tree located in California’s 530-acre Alder Creek forest–and it needs your help! Last month Save the Redwoods League announced an opportunity to purchase Alder Creek, the largest remaining privately owned giant sequoia property in the world.Continue Reading 275 words
Greta Thunberg has nothing on these ladies! Last March, they traveled 3000 miles from their home in Alaska to lobby Congress to continue to conserve the Tongass National Forest, one of the largest carbon sinks on the planet. The Trump Administration is considering lifting current protections on the area. These Tlingit women were part of […]Continue Reading 152 words
Our heroes this week are all those people who stood up and often risked their lives to help those in need after the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. While rescue workers and first responders are heroes every day we were overwhelmed by stories of average people giving of themselves to help strangers. 6-year-old Jermaine Bell used […]Continue Reading 183 words
ICYMI: On Friday, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg made her way to DC to join a student climate strike at the White House. She had spent most of her US trip in New York after having sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. Thunberg expressed that she didn’t have any interest in meeting with President Trump nor […]Continue Reading 105 words
12-year-old Angelika Soriano lives in East Oakland which has the highest volume of trucking traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area and also suffers from asthma. After a climate change Youtube video piqued her interest in activist Soriano’s 6th-grade teacher suggested she connect with some youth activists who were fighting a coal terminal proposed for the […]Continue Reading 201 words