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Young Activists Disrupt Bonn Climate Talks to Call for Plant Based Treaty

By Olivia Rosane

A group of young activists believe the answer is a global shift towards plant-based diets, and they are not afraid to make their voices heard. The campaigners disrupted a meeting at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, on Friday to call for a Plant Based Treaty…

06/13/22
                                                               

Becoming inconvenient: youth activists disrupting the status quo

By Abbie Malloy

For nearly all of history, society has revolved around making life convenient for those in power. We consume their products, run their companies, and live our lives in ways that keep them comfortable. It’s easy, breezy, and consistent – for the old and wealthy, at least.

06/06/22
                                                               

For Gen Z, Climate Change Is a Heavy Emotional Burden

By Richard Schiffman Photo: Laurene Becquart , Getty Images

People who have come of age in recent decades — millennials and members of Generation Z — have been exposed to a steady stream of alarming news about climate change and ecological destruction. And a growing body of evidence suggests that these worsening problems, and the failure to address them, are taking an emotional toll.

04/28/22
                                                               

7 Ways to Manage Climate Anxiety

By Linnea Harris

Many people are already experiencing the effects of climate change. Eighty-five percent the global population has endured weather events made worse by rising temperatures, and more than 40% are highly vulnerable to climate change based on their location or situations, according to the IPCC report issued last August, citing inequality, socio-economic status, and colonialism as factors in the uneven distribution of these effects.

04/17/22
                                                               

MCPS 2022 Youth Climate Summit

COVID-19 Information: The safety of all summit participants is a top priority. In consideration of current conditions for physical and human resources, this event will move to a virtual format. The day and times will not change. We look forward to a dynamic and inspiring event, no matter the format!

03/05/22
                                                               

Students at top universities file legal complaints to compel divestment

By Susan Svrluga Photo: Anjali Chanda/The (Vanderbilt) Hustler

For years, they tried to convince universities that investing in fossil fuels was immoral. Now they’re telling them it’s illegal.

02/16/22
                                                               

Greta Thunberg on the state of the climate movement

Interview by KK Ottesen Photo: Luca Bruno/AP

Student and climate activist Greta Thunberg, 18, burst improbably onto the world stage in late 2018 when what began as a one-person school strike outside the Swedish parliament ended up galvanizing a global climate movement to demand immediate action to prevent environmental catastrophe.

12/27/21
                                                               

Their warning: Stop destroying the planet

By Emily Baumgaertner, Kate Linthicum and Parth M.N. Photo: Luca Bruno Associated Press

After the cops showed up in an urban forest and detained Manisha Dhinde, one of them asked her: “What is this fashion of protesting for the environment?” “It isn’t fashion,” Dhinde snapped back on that day two years ago. “It is my duty to save trees.” She was opposing plans to cut down 2,700 trees in order to build a metro train car shed on tribal land in Mumbai. That moment galvanized the petite woman with the deep voice, and now she is aiming to work with marginalized communities across her state of Maharashtra to stop or at least reshape development projects that would harm the environment.

11/05/21
                                                               

Young environmental activists discuss local sustainability initiatives

By Anastasia Hufham Photo: Lukas Flippo

Save the Sound’s Youth Eco Advocacy Corps met on Tuesday to discuss local environmental efforts, particularly the Transportation Climate Initiative and climate emergency resolutions.

11/01/21
                                                               

Meet the young black activists leading the fight against climate change

By Vic Motune

LAST YEAR, countries all over the world witnessed some of largest ever Black Lives Matter protests, inspired by the death in police custody of George Floyd.
The protests highlighted not only systemic racism but the formidable economic and social barriers faced by of black communities. However recent years have also seen young black activists increasingly highlighting the direct links between racial inequality and climate justice.

11/01/21