Happy Friday everyone!
Its been a week, folks! Despite some serious lows, there is palpable change in the air! Young people across the world are leading a movement that is fundamentally shifting how we talk about and act on climate. They lead unapologetically, with moral clarity and conviction. As Dr. Ayana Johnson said in her speech at the NY climate strike last Friday:
But let’s be clear: youthful moral clarity is not the same thing as naïveté. Don’t let anyone tell you it is.
Young people are leading on climate, Indigenous groups are leading on climate, communities of color are leading on climate, women are leading on climate, and we should all pay attention, support them, and get out of their way!
WHAT WE’VE DONE
Triple match donation campaign to #FundtheFuture
Called for a new kind of climate leadership
Outlined a need for regulations on our driverless future
Talked about climate change using stories and hope
Striking for salt marshes and for people who want a livable planet
WHAT WE LIKE
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The moral clarity and conviction of demanding action on climate change
Medical professionals pushing back against abortion restrictions
Calling for women to lead in climate, but owning our own complacency
Props to Rhiana Gunn-Wright - Root 100 leading thinker, doer and change-maker in policies that affect our climate and communities!
“Children of Blood and Bone” - Tomi Andeyemi
“She Said” - Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
“The Testaments” - Margaret Atwood
“The Water Dancer” - Ta-Nehisi Coates
IN OUR EARBUDS
“Represent: A Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World” - How Did This Get Made
“The you-sized hole in the Environmental Movement” - Tiny Spark
Don’t hesitate to send us your podcast and book suggestions.
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