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Youth Take Action



Climate change can seem overwhelming and terrifying–especially for young people. But when it comes to the way the world is evolving, climate change will not disappear on its own. We need to come together to help fix it.

President Biden, on Wednesday, September 30, 2023 announced the formation of an American Climate Corps which will train 20,000 young people to work in the clean energy economy. It will put a new generation of Americans to work conserving our lands and waters, bolstering community resilience, advancing environmental justice, deploying clean energy, implementing energy efficient technologies, and tackling climate change. American Climate Corps members will gain the skills necessary to access good-paying jobs that are aligned with high-quality employment opportunities after they complete their paid training or service program.

Read about it here and visit the new government website to sign up here.

Check out our collection of ways to help out at homein schoolin your community, and through political action.

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Fifth National Climate Assessment

Art × Climate is the first art gallery to be featured in the National Climate Assessment. The US Global Change Research Program issued a call for art with the understanding that, together, art and science…
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What Teenagers Are Saying About Their Role in Fighting Climate Change

By The Learning Network 10/12/23
In June, a group of young people in Montana won a landmark lawsuit related to climate change when, for the first time in the United States, a judge ruled that the state’s failure to consider…
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Letter to the Editor | Across diverse backgrounds, we are more aligned on how to approach Stanford’s fossil fuel engagement than you might think

By June Choi and Others 10/05/23
We are a group of six graduate researchers with diverse professional backgrounds and opinions on fossil fuel companies’ role in funding affiliate program research. Three of us have been actively protesting fossil fuel funding at…
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What Role Should Young People Play in the Fight Against Climate Change?

By Michael Gonchar 10/01/23
In June, a group of young people in Montana won a landmark lawsuit related to climate change when, for the first time in the United States, a judge ruled that the state’s failure to consider…
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Here’s how Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse would need to be redesigned to survive as California gets even warmer

By Li Cohen 07/20/23
Barbie's home may be a Dreamhouse, but as her state of California continues to experience a brutal heat wave sending temperatures to the triple digits, it may not be a dream setup for long. But…
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Coping with climate change: Advice for kids — from kids

By Lauren Sommer 11/17/22
Climate change didn't seem urgent to Gabriel Nagel when he was a kid. In a seventh grade class, he saw the chart showing global carbon emissions rising, but it felt abstract. Then in 2017, a…
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‘There’s still hope for Miami.’ Inside this high school’s climate change art project

By Tribune News Service 05/29/22
The April 27 town hall, which featured a panel of climate experts, was part of local artist Xavier Cortada's The Underwater, a social art project that teaches students about how the climate crisis would impact…
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Fossil fuels v our future: young Montanans wage historic climate fight

By Ray Levy Uyeda 04/13/22
When Grace Gibson-Snyder was 13, she launched an independent project in her home town of Missoula, Montana, to encourage restaurants not to use single-use plastic containers. She found that youth activism enabled her to press…
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7 Ways to Dispose of an Old Christmas Tree

By Katherine Martinko 12/28/20
If you purchased a real Christmas tree this holiday season, then you'll have to figure out what to do with it eventually. Your town may have curbside pickup, but if not, you'll have to get…
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Join Sunrise Movement

Sunrise is building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America. They are a growing movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.…
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Organize an action team

Action Teams are youth-led school clubs committed to cutting carbon, pushing for policy changes, and raising climate awareness.
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Walk, bike, carpool, or take public transportation

In the US, over 30% of carbon dioxide emissions come from transportation, mostly cars and trucks.
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