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Youth Climate Activists Have Your Attention — Now They Want Action

5 Mins Read By: Colleen Hagerty A photo of a girl in a hoodie, skipping school to sit in front of a government building in Sweden with a no-frills sign: “Skolstrejk för Klimatet” or “School Strike for Climate”; a video of dozens of young people clustered together in U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, some being escorted out by police; countless images, […]

150 Public Figures Defend Extinction Rebellion Against ‘Organised Crime Group’ Classification

3 Mins Read More than 150 public figures, including actors Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance, have stood behind Extinction Rebellion against the U.K. government’s moves to classify the activist organisation as an “organised crime group”. In a letter, the government is criticised for attempting to scapegoat the protesters and is taking the spotlight away from the urgent need […]

Greta Thunberg Goes Back To School After A Year Of Climate Activism

2 Mins Read Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist who spearheaded the Fridays for Future global student climate strikes, has returned to school after her “gap year” of campaigning. Over the past year, the 17-year-old has been the face of the youth climate movement and travelled the world by boat to spread the message on the climate emergency.  […]

Ocean Rebellion Campaigners Launch Protest Against Luxury Cruise Liner

3 Mins Read Climate resistance group Ocean Rebellion, an ally of Extinction Rebellion, has launched a protest projecting messages onto the hull of a luxury cruise vessel in Falmouth, Cornwall in the United Kingdom. The protest aims to raise awareness and highlight the environmental devastation caused by the cruise industry.  Described as the “sea-faring sister” of climate action […]

From Ghana To Colombia: The Youth Climate Movement Across The Global South

7 Mins Read By: Inés M. Pousadela In early 2020, as millions went into lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the environment experienced temporary relief from the impacts of human activity. As skies cleared and birds and animals claimed city spaces, it became apparent that the young people who had mobilized for the climate across the world […]

Earth Day Week 2020: Get Involved & Celebrate The 50th Earth Day Digitally

4 Mins Read Every year on April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day to support environmental action. This year, Earth Day 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the event being celebrated. With the climate emergency representing the biggest challenge to the future of our planet and humanity itself, the theme of Earth Day this year is climate action. […]