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#YouthStepUp Winners!

August 29, 2018

#YouthStepUp Winners!

by The YEARS Project

We are excited to announce the winners of the Youth Step Up Challenge, a climate competition to galvanize youth-driven climate solutions led by Our Climate and The YEARS Project. The winners receive a $5,000 grand prize and a trip to share their solutions with world leaders at California’s Global Action Summit in September. 1st Place:  Michael Wong of … Continue reading “#YouthStepUp Winners!”

Season 2 Ep 8

The Coal Wars

with America Ferrera

Season 2 Ep 8

Elephant in the Room

with Sigourney Weaver

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The town in Poland’s coal region uniting against coal

What would it take for a town of people outside the Polish coal city of Katowice to turn against the fuel that drove the economy, culture and prosperity of the region? Welcome to Imielin, the town fighting for their homes and livelihoods against coal development on the doorstep of the COP24 climate talks.

Video by Greenpeace International.

The town in Poland’s coal region uniting against coal

What would it take for a town of people outside the Polish coal city of Katowice to turn against the fuel that drove the economy, culture and prosperity of the region? Welcome to Imielin, the town fighting for their homes and livelihoods against coal development on the doorstep of the COP24 climate talks.

Video by Greenpeace International.

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Robert Reich: Climate and Inequality

Climate change and widening inequality are not two separate issues.

Robert Reich: Climate and Inequality

Climate change and widening inequality are not two separate issues.

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Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Town Hall

More than 250,000 people rallied for climate action, jobs and justice in more than 800 cities in over 90 countries on September 8, 2018. Denver, Colorado was one of those places.

Colorado Climate, Jobs and Justice Town Hall

More than 250,000 people rallied for climate action, jobs and justice in more than 800 cities in over 90 countries on September 8, 2018. Denver, Colorado was one of those places.

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Texas Immigrant Detention Center Stifled by Pollution

An immigrant detention center in Karnes City, Texas is the subject of dangerous air and water pollution.

Texas Immigrant Detention Center Stifled by Pollution

An immigrant detention center in Karnes City, Texas is the subject of dangerous air and water pollution.

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Meet the Artist Behind the Freedom to Breathe Bus

Celeste Beyers talks about her art for the Freedom to Breathe bus tour.

Meet the Artist Behind the Freedom to Breathe Bus

Celeste Beyers talks about her art for the Freedom to Breathe bus tour.

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Bayou Bridge Pipeline Protests

Public officials in Louisiana have criminalized protest. The men and women fighting the Bayou Bridge pipeline are finding new ways to stand up to the oil and gas industry.

Bayou Bridge Pipeline Protests

Public officials in Louisiana have criminalized protest. The men and women fighting the Bayou Bridge pipeline are finding new ways to stand up to the oil and gas industry.

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Climate Change Ballet

Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet uses movement and dance to make climate change more emotionally immediate to audiences.

Climate Change Ballet

Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet uses movement and dance to make climate change more emotionally immediate to audiences.

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Freedom to Breathe Solutions

This summer, the Freedom to Breathe Tour visited communities across the country that are working to reduce carbon emissions and make their communities healthier and more resilient.

Freedom to Breathe Solutions

This summer, the Freedom to Breathe Tour visited communities across the country that are working to reduce carbon emissions and make their communities healthier and more resilient.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Fighting The Power

This town was poisoned by coal for decades. Then, the town decided to fight back.

#WeCanSolveThis: Fighting The Power

This town was poisoned by coal for decades. Then, the town decided to fight back.

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#CimateFacts: Heading Towards Collapse

Rice, the world’s most important crop, is heading towards collapse. If we don’t stop climate change, nearly half the world could be left hungry.

#CimateFacts: Heading Towards Collapse

Rice, the world’s most important crop, is heading towards collapse. If we don’t stop climate change, nearly half the world could be left hungry.

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Drill Baby Drill

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of America’s last untouched pieces of wilderness. The Trump Administration is rushing to open it up to oil companies.

Drill Baby Drill

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of America’s last untouched pieces of wilderness. The Trump Administration is rushing to open it up to oil companies.

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#ClimateFacts: Ocean Dead Zones

The oceans are running out of oxygen, and climate change is fueling the decline.

#ClimateFacts: Ocean Dead Zones

The oceans are running out of oxygen, and climate change is fueling the decline.

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The High Price Of Fashion

60% of all clothing is thrown out within a year of being manufactured, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

The High Price Of Fashion

60% of all clothing is thrown out within a year of being manufactured, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Burying the Truth

The Trump Administration tried to bury one of the most significant climate reports in American history, but this report is too important to ignore.

Burying the Truth

The Trump Administration tried to bury one of the most significant climate reports in American history, but this report is too important to ignore.

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Attack of the Bark Beetle

There’s something out there killing more trees than all forest fires combined, and it’s smaller than a fingernail.

Attack of the Bark Beetle

There’s something out there killing more trees than all forest fires combined, and it’s smaller than a fingernail.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Youth Movement

Why is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Nancy Pelosi’s office with all these young people? They’re calling on congress to pass a “Green New Deal” to address climate change.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Youth Movement

Why is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Nancy Pelosi’s office with all these young people? They’re calling on congress to pass a “Green New Deal” to address climate change.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Silencing Science

The Trump Administration is eliminating the EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor and that’s just one front in its all-out war on science.

#WarOnOurFuture #YEARSproject

#WarOnOurFuture: Silencing Science

The Trump Administration is eliminating the EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor and that’s just one front in its all-out war on science.

#WarOnOurFuture #YEARSproject

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#ClimateFacts: California’s Wildfires Are The New Abnormal

The wildfire ravaging California is now the deadliest in state history. This isn’t the new normal, it’s the new abnormal, and we need to talk about why.

#ClimateFacts: California’s Wildfires Are The New Abnormal

The wildfire ravaging California is now the deadliest in state history. This isn’t the new normal, it’s the new abnormal, and we need to talk about why.

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#ClimateFacts: Rings of Fire

Wildfires are raging across California once again, raising the question: Can wildfire season get any worse? Former firefighter Tom Swetnam has discovered a way to understand the future of fires by looking into the past. 

#ClimateFacts: Rings of Fire

Wildfires are raging across California once again, raising the question: Can wildfire season get any worse? Former firefighter Tom Swetnam has discovered a way to understand the future of fires by looking into the past. 

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Enemy of the Amazon

Newly elected President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro holds the future of the world’s largest rainforest in his hands. His plans for it put us all in jeopardy.

Enemy of the Amazon

Newly elected President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro holds the future of the world’s largest rainforest in his hands. His plans for it put us all in jeopardy.

OUR MISSION

The YEARS Project is a global storytelling and education effort to inform, empower, and unite the world in the face of climate change.
Join the YEARS team, watch and read our stories, and share what you like to be part of the conversation.

Sigourney Weaver

Correspondent

Why I'm involved

There is so much misinformation about what is creating the fires, the droughts, the extreme storms. I really wanted to be part of getting the correct information to people.

Sigourney Weaver

Aasif Mandvi

Correspondent

Why I'm involved

Caring about animals and their survival ensures our survival, if we want to not go extinct ourselves.

Aasif Mandvi