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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!”

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The Coal Wars

with America Ferrera

Season 2 Ep 8

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#WarOnOurFuture: Big Banks Back Big Oil

The big banks talk a big game about going green, so why are they pouring big bucks into fossil fuels?

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The big banks talk a big game about going green, so why are they pouring big bucks into fossil fuels?

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#ClimateFacts: Flooded Farms

Midwestern farmers have already lost a million animals and a million acres of crops to climate fueled flooding this year. For many families, it may mean the end of the line.

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Midwestern farmers have already lost a million animals and a million acres of crops to climate fueled flooding this year. For many families, it may mean the end of the line.

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#ClimateFacts: Glacier Danger

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There are about 200,000 glaciers all across the world. But they’re melting and the communities that depend on them are feeling the pain.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Environmental Inequity

Communities of color may not be producing the majority of America’s pollution, but they’re far more likely to be exposed to its effects.

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Communities of color may not be producing the majority of America’s pollution, but they’re far more likely to be exposed to its effects.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Dirty Money

In total, the 57 Senators who voted against the Green New Deal received 11 times more fossil fuel money than their colleagues. Do you think it influenced their votes?

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#WeCanSolveThis: Harnessing The Power of The Earth

Before John Wick was the co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project, he was just trying to find a way to get rid of weeds on his ranch when he stumbled upon a powerful climate change solution. Then he learned about an approach to farming helps sequester carbon in the soil, and could be a major solution in the fight against climate change.

#WeCanSolveThis: Harnessing The Power of The Earth

Before John Wick was the co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project, he was just trying to find a way to get rid of weeds on his ranch when he stumbled upon a powerful climate change solution. Then he learned about an approach to farming helps sequester carbon in the soil, and could be a major solution in the fight against climate change.

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#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Green New Reality Check

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Student Climate Strike

Over a million high schoolers, middle schoolers, and even elementary school students from around the world cut class and took to the streets to send a powerful message to adults. They say it’s time adults take climate change seriously.

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Over a million high schoolers, middle schoolers, and even elementary school students from around the world cut class and took to the streets to send a powerful message to adults. They say it’s time adults take climate change seriously.

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Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island was the worst nuclear disaster in American history, but everything you’ve heard about it could be wrong.

Forty years later, The YEARS Project has partnered with Exelon to take a look back.

Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island was the worst nuclear disaster in American history, but everything you’ve heard about it could be wrong.

Forty years later, The YEARS Project has partnered with Exelon to take a look back.

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#ClimateFacts: Midwest Historic Floods

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#ClimateFacts: Black Carbon

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Huge swathes of the Arctic are turning black and scientists have finally discovered the reason why.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Open for Oil

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#WarOnOurFuture: Saving Grand Staircase

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#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Governing on Climate

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President Trump may not be taking climate change seriously, but governors across the country are, and it’s making a difference.

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March 15: Youth Climate Strike

“Just make a sign and go protest,” says Alexandria Villasenor.

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“Just make a sign and go protest,” says Alexandria Villasenor.

On March 15, tens of thousands of kids around the world will be skipping school to fight for their futures. Learn more at: YouthClimateStrikeus.org

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#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Jay Inslee Runs For President

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#WarOnOurFuture: Green New Deal Vote

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The young people of the Sunrise Movement are done waiting for politicians to protect their futures. They’re taking the fight to Congress, and it’s getting results.

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#ClimateFacts: Plants Don’t Suck

One of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change may be reaching its limit.

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#ClimateFacts: Bankrupted By Climate

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The YEARS Project is a global storytelling and education effort to inform, empower, and unite the world in the face of climate change.
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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