Moms use play to fight for clean air | Cronkite News
The Moms Clean Air Force was in D.C. Wednesday, urging lawmakers to battle air pollution, especially in low-income communities. Children gathered in front of the Capitol to play outside, which the mothers say doesn't often happen at home. Read more government news at: https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/category/government/ Video by; Dani Coble | Cronkite News
The Youth Activists Stepping Up for Climate Change
Millions of people are already suffering from the catastrophic effects of extreme disasters exacerbated by climate change – from prolonged drought in sub-Saharan Africa to devastating tropical storms sweeping across Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. While we largely understand climate change through the impacts it will have on our natural world, it is the devastation that it is causing and will continue to cause for humanity that makes it an urgent human rights issue. It will compound and magnify existing inequalities. And its effects will continue to grow and worsen over time, creating ruin for current and future generations. This is why the failure of governments to act on climate change in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence may well be the biggest inter-generational human rights violation in history. Future generations will experience the worsening effects unless action is taken now by governments. However, children and young people are already suffering due to their specific metabolism, physiology and developmental needs. This means, for example, that the forced displacement experienced by communities impacting a whole range of rights – from water, sanitation and food to adequate housing, health, education and development – is likely to be particularly harmful to children. You can read more here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/what-we-do/climate-change/ #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateJustice4All
Indigenous In Plain Sight | Gregg Deal | TEDxBoulder
The indigenous existence in Western and American culture is narrowly viewed and accepted with little to no input from actual Indigenous people. Gregg Deal talks about the use of history as a tool while he navigates the restrictions thrusts upon his work as a contemporary artist while challenging those who hear his words to take responsibility for their knowledge, and create room for this nation’s First Peoples. Gregg Deal is a husband, father, artist and a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. As a provocative contemporary artist-activist much of Deal’s work deals with Indigenous identity and pop culture, touching on issues of race relations, historical consideration and stereotype. With this work—including paintings, mural work, performance art, filmmaking and spoken word—Deal critically examines issues within Indian country such as decolonization, the Native mascot issue and appropriation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Pacific Eco Warriors - 350 Pacific Climate Warriors
This week we hear from a group called 350 Pacific Climate Warriors - a collective of young Pacific people with a focus on protecting Pacific environments and improving attitudes towards the environment throughout the Pacific. For more on Climate Change click here: https://www.thecoconet.tv/the-ocean/climate-change/
SFA Podcast: Asher Jay; Creative ways to broaden your impact
Asher Jay an international adventurer and National Geographic Explorer whose compelling paintings, ad campaigns, and films all have a single purpose: to incite global action on behalf of wildlife conservation. Asher speaks with us about the importance of storytelling in conservation, working with local communities, and how action forward can only come about if we have inclusive conversations. “It’s an interesting time to be alive because there are so many perspectives depending on where you are in that storyline. As conservationists, if we approach it solely from the perspective of ‘this needs to be kept alive for it’s own intrinsic value’, it’s all well and good but if the reality and context does not support it, people are not actually going to be a part of that solution process.” Asher Jay: IG & Twitter: @earthheiress or https://www.asherjay.com Cover Photo of Asher: Dorian Anderson Stories for Action’s mission is to share the human connection around a thriving environment. Our aim is to bridge divides and prove that we can and must unite around creating a regenerative society. Join us in this podcast series for conversations with people taking bold steps and offering calls to action, inspiring you to find your role in creating a healthy planet for all. Subscribe to our podcasts on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Podbean https://storiesforaction.podbean.com/ Share with others! Join our community!: https://linktr.ee/StoriesforAction Find a story & get inspired to find your role. Submit your own story for us to share. Join the Storyteller's Network if you are an artist or media creator looking to use your work for environmental advocacy. Visit our site: https://www.storiesforaction.org Instagram & Facebook: @StoriesforActionTwitter: @Stories4Action Music: https://www.bensound.com #asherjay #artist #nationalgeographic @nationalgeographic #conservation #wildlife #africa #ivorytrade #poaching #nature #environment #covid #impact #marketing #painter #art #lion #elephants #climateaction #climatecrisis #regenerative #painter #NewYork #sculpture #takeaction #storytelling #creative #artfortheearth
SFA Podcast: Jessie Thomas; Fighting wildfires, the power of food, & the impact of mothers' voices
As wildfires are currently burning across the western US, we speak with Jessie Thomas about her experience fighting wildfires as a smokejumper and her business Sustainable Wellness, which promotes lifestyles and nutrition for human and environmental sustainability. She also speaks about the need for new voices in leadership and mothers' critical role in climate action. Stories for Action’s mission is to share the human connection around a thriving environment. Our aim is to bridge divides and prove that we can and must unite around creating a regenerative society. Join us in this podcast series for conversations with people taking bold steps and offering calls to action, inspiring you to find your role in creating a healthy planet for all. Subscribe to our podcasts on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Podbean https://storiesforaction.podbean.com/ Find a story & get inspired to find your role. Submit your own story for us to share. Join the Storyteller's Network if you are an artist or media creator looking to use your work for environmental advocacy. Visit our site: https://www.storiesforaction.org Instagram & Facebook: @StoriesforAction Twitter: @Stories4Action Join our community!: https://linktr.ee/StoriesforAction #wildfires #california #montana #oregon #washington #mountainmama #motherhood #workingmom #climatechange #climateactionnow #bipartisan #intersectionalenvironmentalist #environmentalist #conservation #landmanagement #wilderness #forestfire #fires #smokejumper #mountains #missoula #climate #foodsystems #organic #regenerative #nutrition #moms #sustainable #sustainability
What Is Climate Finance?
This video discusses the state of global climate finance, its moral underpinnings, needs and purposes globally. This video is the first installment of a 3-part series on climate finance produced by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Washington,DC. Want to learn more? Check out our webpage for the most up-to-date information on climate finance: https://us.boell.org/categories/climate-policy-finance. This video was created for educational, non-commercial purposes. Music & sound attributions: Chris Mann - “Cosmopolitic”, February 26, 2018. Scott Holmes - “Little Idea” licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 on 21st February, 2019. Accessed at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/~/Little_Idea. All sound effects used can be found at and downloaded from https://freesound.org and http://soundbible.com/. The video was created by: Ifra Asad, István Pósfai, Viktor Mák, and Liane Schalatek.
Meet Katharine Wilkinson of Project Drawdown | One Small Step | NowThis
On this One Small Step Spotlight, Lucy sits down with Katharine Wilkinson, the senior writer for the book that’s been called the most comprehensive plan to ever reverse global warming. » Subscribe to NowThis Future: https://go.nowth.is/Future_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis Facing the climate crisis head on can be daunting, but working to find solutions doesn't have to be. ‘Drawdown’ outlines what a positive turning point would look like and what we need to do to get there Katharine Wilkinson, VP of Communication & Engagement at nonprofit Project Drawdown and lead writer of the book "Drawdown," sits down to discuss what drawdown is; what Project Drawdown does; how equity, justice, and gender play a huge role in the climate conversation; and ultimately, how we can all contribute to fighting against the climate crisis in small ways every day. Drawdown is the point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop rising and begin to decline, in other words it is the turning point in addressing the climate crisis. And Project Drawdown is here to help humanity have an accessible resource for solutions. Find out more about "Drawdown," Project Drawdown, and what steps you can take to live a greener life on this One Small Step Spotlight. #ProjectDrawdown #ClimateCrisis #Sustainability #ClimateChange #Environment #OneSmallStep Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat What happens to everything we use after we throw it away? How does our trash impact the environment and contribute to things like pollution and climate change? From plastics and recycling to food waste and composting – we're breaking down the issue of waste and sustainability piece by piece to answer one of the most important questions facing the world today: How do we save our planet? From exploring the latest tech and science innovations shaping our future, to living sustainably and protecting our planet from climate change — this is NowThis Future! NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisfuture @NowThisFuture
Why Native Hawaiians Protesting Giant Telescope on Mauna Kea Aren't Going Anywhere | NBC Left Field
The Hawaii Island’s Mauna Kea mountain, the most sacred site to Native Hawaiians, is also a prized location to the astronomy community as a home to many powerful observatories. This summer, a community of resistance called Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu formed on the access road that leads to the summit of Mauna Kea, where Native Hawaiian protesters aim to stop the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope or TMT. Protesters say they don’t oppose science and astronomy, but the further desecration of Mauna Kea. As celebrities like Native Hawaiian and “Aquaman” lead Jason Momoa join the ongoing demonstrations, Hawaiians are using the opportunity to ask similar questions to those astronomers hope to answer: Where did we come from? How did we get here? * SUBSCRIBE to NBC LEFT FIELD: http://nbcnews.to/2rAQzwx * Watch the latest from NBC LEFT FIELD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8tG3hlHcPg&list=PLmWVE4PP8w5Urph0JyLjmQInFXxtgOMBT What is NBC LEFT FIELD? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yh0j6zMWCI&list=PLmWVE4PP8w5UEOKp7cxAEqxNgaZ8EUSDs FOLLOW NBC LEFT FIELD: Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/2rACLSM Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsQwp Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsWUN VISIT OUR SITE: http://nbcleftfield.com Visual journalist Ali Withers __ ABOUT NBC LEFT FIELD: NBC Left Field is a new internationally-minded video troupe that makes short, creative documentaries and features specially designed for social media and set-top boxes. Our small team of cinematographers, journalists, animators and social media gurus aims to unearth stories and breathe creative life into current headlines. While pushing boundaries at home and abroad, NBC Left Field will also be serving as an experimental hub for NBC News style, treatment and audience engagement. #NBCLeftField
His Epic Message Will Make You Want to Save the World | Short Film Showcase
As the human population continues to grow, so does our impact on the environment. In fact, recent research has shown that three-quarters of Earth’s land surface is under pressure from human activity. In this short film, spoken word artist Prince Ea makes a powerful case for protecting the planet and challenges the human race to create a sustainable future. Winner of the Film4Climate competition organized by the Connect4Climate Program of the World Bank (film4climate.net). ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Read more about the impact humans have on the environment: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/human-footprint-map-ecological-impact/ Three Seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sacc_x-XB1Y His Epic Message Will Make You Want to Save the World | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/B-nEYsyRlYo National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Climate Change: A Just Transition is Possible
By collaborating with governments and employers, workers and unions can tackle climate change and ensure a just transition to a green economy. Featuring author Naomi Klein, President of the Canadian Labour Congress Hassan Yussuff, and Unifor President Jerry Dias. Video produced by the Canadian Labour Congress
From deserts to forest: our project in Burkina Faso
Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees: https://www.ecosia.org/ Climate change is causing desertification worldwide as fertile land becomes degraded. But we can combat this by planting trees. Your searches on Ecosia are bringing rainfall, lakes and rivers back to Burkina Faso. The tree-planting program that we are financing thanks to you will empower local communities to reforest areas of the Sahel and the central plateau (CP) that will help provoke more rainfalls. The region of the Sahel is known for its drought-ridden climate, whereas the central plateau, marked in blue, is of greater humidity. Because of its geographical location, Burkina Faso is mainly characterized by Western African weather conditions. That is a primarily tropical climate with two very distinct seasons: a dry season and one rainy season. During the dry season the so-called ‘Harmattan’ wind blows which is particularly dry and dust-laden. In the second rainy season the average rainfall is 400 to 900 millimeters. Burkina Faso receives almost 90% of its rain between June and September. Only one growing season exists, which leaves farmers with a very small time window for the collection of crops and forest goods. Rain seasons, thus, define communities’ sowing and farming activities. But years of deforestation, climate change and degraded soils have significantly changed local weather conditions. Particularly in the Sahel, rainfall has decreased and become very unpredictable and can sometimes be limited to a few, sudden, cloudbursts. These changing rain patterns have contributed significantly to the impoverishment of the country: Random rainfalls often come with a sudden force and big volumes of water, causing floods and destroying crops all at once. The combination of higher temperatures (due to deforestation and other causes of climate change) and changing rain patterns has als contributed to the evaporation of lakes and rivers. This, in turn, has further degraded the country’s soils. With too little trees growing in the area that would provide roots to hold the ground together, strong rainfall simply washes the soils away and leads to their further degradation. That is why the development of soil and water retention techniques is of vital importance. Our tree-planting partners are helping the communities dig half-moon shaped pits on the ground that hold moisture more efficiently, making sure that every so rare rainfall is exploited to the fullest. With a more efficient water retention technique, more crops and trees can be grown. Ultimately, trees will bring animal life back to the area, help cool the climate by capturing CO2 and, in the long run, cause more rainfalls through compounds released by the leaves. Every month we invest at least 80% of our surplus in tree planting projects all over the world. Make Ecosia your default search engine to plant trees while you search the web: https://info.ecosia.org/#install Ecosia is available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Opera and many more. You can also download Ecosia on your mobile: Ecosia for iOS: http://bit.ly/ecosiaios Ecosia Android: http://bit.ly/androidappecosia Ecosia for Windows Phone: http://bit.ly/ecosiawindowsapp Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for daily updates on our projects: https://www.instagram.com/ecosiaorg/ https://www.facebook.com/ecosia
Majora Carter '88: Greening The Ghetto
In episode No. 2 of the Wesleyan Alumni Get The Toughest Assignments video series, Majora Carter, Wesleyan Class of 1988, economic consultant, public radio host, and environmental justice advocate from the South Bronx area of New York City discusses plans to transform unused real estate for positive social and community transformation. She also comments on how Wesleyan made a difference in her approach to social justice.
How Black Lives Matter And Environmental Justice Are Connected
"The people who are currently facing the harshest impacts of climate change are people of color." Why this woman's post about Environmentalists For Black Lives Matter went viral. Special thanks to Leah: https://www.instagram.com/greengirlleah https://www.greengirlleah.com/ Subscribe to Goodful: https://bzfd.it/2QApoPk About Goodful: Feel better, be better, and do better. Subscribe to Goodful for all your healthy self care needs, from food to fitness and everything in between! Connect with Goodful: Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialgoodful/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodful/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/goodful Check out our website: https://www.goodful.com/ Subscribe to the Goodful Newsletter: https://www.buzzfeed.com/newsletters/goodful Credits: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bfmp/videos/106973 MUSIC Licensed via Audio Network STILLS Houses next to oil refinery UniversalImagesGroup / Contributor/Getty Images Houses next to oil refinery UniversalImagesGroup / Contributor/Getty Images Cracked asphalt road - stock photo Simon McGill/Getty Images Fracking operations along the Front Range of Colorado. Helen H. Richardson / Contributor/Getty Images VIDEO “Justice for Eric Garner – Fire NYP Officer Daniel Pantaleo” – Protesters in NYC Tomas Abad - Footage/Getty Images Air Polluiton From Coal-Fired Power Station - stock video captamotion/Getty Images Refinery in Wilmington, California at Sunset - Drone Shot - stock video Hal Bergman/Getty Images Smoke Bombs and Tear Gas Fired in Streets During Protests in Ferguson Scripps - WPIX, New York/Getty Images Smoke pours out of smokestacks at the Navajo Generating Station's coal-fired power plant in Arizona. - stock video Aerial Filmworks/Getty Images Mother Holding Young Daughter At A Doctors Appointment - stock video FatCamera/Getty Images News Report Offers New Details Of Encounter Between Michael Brown And Ferguson Cop Joe Raedle/Getty Images Ferguson Protestors Run From Tear Gas and Riot Police Scripps - WPIX, New York/Getty Images Technical university Munich -colloquium - stock video Christian Ender/Getty Images Reads a book - stock video Beer1024/Getty Images Women shopping Christmas presents online from home - stock video Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images To get it done, just get it started - stock video Rowan Jordan/Getty Images EXTERNAL CREDITS Leah Thomas https://www.greengirlleah.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/Goodful
What Is Environmental Justice?
Children who live near freeways, ports, and railyards are five times more likely to have lung damage than kids who don’t. This eye-opening statistic shows how environmental justice issues impact countless vulnerable communities, as polluters are far more likely to target these areas—and their residents pay the highest price. Learn more: http://on.nrdc.org/2nVMgLO
Accelerating Coastal Community-Led Conservation
WWF supports community-led efforts to protect critical marine resources. These projects have helped communities map the future they want for their coastal environment – and take action to make it happen. Now it’s time to think bigger. Our ocean is in crisis, so we need to do much more, much faster. WWF and partners are helping to scale up lessons from individual coastal communities across the world’s most important seascapes.
Peace River Rising: The link between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land
Helen Knott, a Dane-Zaa/Nehiyaw social worker, poet and activist, explores the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land. Helen takes us through the dramatic changes she’s witnessed in her home territory. Woodlands she explored as a child have disappeared to make way for pipelines and housing developments to accommodate the influx of transient workers. Contamination from industrial endeavors has turned traditional activities — like berry picking — into potential hazards. Helen explores the dangers of these industrial expansions, bringing to light the fact that Fort St. John, now primarily an oil and gas town, has a per capita crime rate that is nearly double that of Vancouver. On the streets of Fort St. John, Helen and a fellow lifetime resident reflect on the overwhelming ratio of men to women in their city: what was once a city of familiar faces is now overrun with strangers who have minimal personal attachment to the area. Helen shares personal stories about the violence she’s encountered and her beliefs about how important it is to give voice to these experiences. She leaves us with a deeper perspective into why she does the work she does — and her hopes for a new world. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Watch CBC: http://bit.ly/CBCFullShows About CBC: Welcome to the official YouTube channel for CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster. CBC is dedicated to creating content with original voices that inspire and entertain. Watch sneak peeks and trailers, behind the scenes footage, original web series, digital-exclusives and more. Connect with CBC Online: Twitter: http://bit.ly/CBCTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/CBCFacebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/CBCInstagram Peace River Rising: an intimate view of the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land | Short Docs https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTV
For Pacific Islanders, Migration is An Option to Escape the Effects of Climate Change
Pacific Island countries are vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels. Migration may be the only realistic option for its people to save themselves from its effects. Nabetari from Kiribati works as a nurse in Australia and plans to bring his family there. Allowing more Pacific Islanders to work in Australia is one scenario presented in the World Bank report series, Pacific Possible. Join the discussion in the comments below, at http://www.worldbank.org/pacificpossible, or with the #PacificPossible hashtag on Twitter.