Our US team has done a lot of amazing work this month in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives. Our fight against the drivers of climate change include the fossil fuel industry and their business model which disproportionately affect Black, Indigenous, and communities of color (BIPOC) – and low income rural and urban communities that are intentionally zoned into places with higher fossil fuel pollution.
This collaboration strengthens both movements. We can’t imagine how we could achieve a Just Recovery without an end to environmental injustice, and that includes no more pipelines, smokestacks or dumping in marginalized communities. It also means ensuring that Black, Indigenous, and communities of color at the frontlines of the climate crisis are meaningfully included in a Just Recovery that prioritizes green jobs and a Green New Deal. I’m proud of all the great work we’re doing around this, and I hope you will check out a sampling of that below.
And in the midst of all this, our teams around the world continue their campaigns to stop fossil fuel projects, urge banks to stop lending for new fossil fuel projects, and working on a Just Recovery rooted in equity and justice. Please take a look at the Just Recovery page below, as it is updated regularly.
Thanks for all your support and for doing your part to stop climate change and fight for people on the frontlines who feel the impact the most.
Thanks again and be well,
Watch: Webinar Against White Supremacy
Watch the full recording of our webinar on Dismantling White Supremacy and sign the pledge to take action for Black lives. watch the recording and read more.
If You Care About The Planet, You Must Dismantle White Supremacy
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The climate movement has its work cut out for it, and not just in terms of decarbonizing the energy sector. In dozens of cities across America, the streets have been packed with protests about the murder of George Floyd and the long history of police violence against Black men, women, and children. The pain and anger are… Read more.
Sign: Principles For A Just Recovery
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Choices we make today will shape our society, economy, health, and climate for decades to come. Responses at every level must uphold these five principles… Sign and read more.
Bill McKibben: Making A Planet Worth Saving
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Most weeks, we talk about how to save the world, which seems the only accurate way to put it, given that we’ve just lived through the hottest May in recorded history and that the carbon-dioxide levels in our atmosphere just hit a new high, unmatched in the… Read more
To build the world we want, it requires more than transitioning our energy sources. We have to live and breathe in the defense and justice for Black lives every day. Now is the time for all climate activists to show up for Black Lives. 350 organizer Dominique Thomas talks about how and why in this new video. Watch the video.
Last week, the Vatican issued its first-ever set of comprehensive environmental guidelines. The document is the fruit of a collaboration across all Vatican departments and suggests concrete ways for the Church to implement Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, including a call to all Catholic institutions to… Read more.
Tell Japan’s Top 3 Banks To Quit Coal For A Just Recovery
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Japan’s Mizuho, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the three largest lenders to coal developers globally are having their annual shareholder meetings to chart the direction of their future investment policies. Sign up to tell these Japanese banks to stop funding coal power in Asia. Sign here.
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