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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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Why Lesley Stahl Thinks President Trump Should Go to Greenland

President Donald Trump may have told Lesley Stahl that he doesn’t know if humans are causing climate change, but that doesn’t change the fact that scientists do. Years of Living Dangerously sent Lesley to Greenland to meet with one, and see the impacts herself.

Why Lesley Stahl Thinks President Trump Should Go to Greenland

President Donald Trump may have told Lesley Stahl that he doesn’t know if humans are causing climate change, but that doesn’t change the fact that scientists do. Years of Living Dangerously sent Lesley to Greenland to meet with one, and see the impacts herself.

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#ClimateFacts: HSBC’s Climate Warning

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks is warning that climate change poses a major threat to the world economy, and it’s not alone. 

#ClimateFacts: HSBC’s Climate Warning

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks is warning that climate change poses a major threat to the world economy, and it’s not alone. 

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#WeCanSolveThis: Minneapolis Community Solar

Communities most impacted by fossil fuels often are given no say in the kind of energy that powers their local communities. In Minneapolis, Shiloh Temple International Ministries, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, Masjid An-Nur, Cooperative Energy Futures, IPS Solar, and North Minneapolis came together to build this community solar project, which is a vivid example of how diverse communities are addressing their energy needs and paving the way for a sustainable renewable future for us all.

#WeCanSolveThis: Minneapolis Community Solar

Communities most impacted by fossil fuels often are given no say in the kind of energy that powers their local communities. In Minneapolis, Shiloh Temple International Ministries, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, Masjid An-Nur, Cooperative Energy Futures, IPS Solar, and North Minneapolis came together to build this community solar project, which is a vivid example of how diverse communities are addressing their energy needs and paving the way for a sustainable renewable future for us all.

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Paid Actors at Public Hearings

At a public hearing in New Orleans, paid actors were brought in to crowd out testimony from the real community concerned about a power plant.

Paid Actors at Public Hearings

At a public hearing in New Orleans, paid actors were brought in to crowd out testimony from the real community concerned about a power plant.

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President Macron’s Speech

During a speech to the United Nations, France’s President Emmanuel Macron proposed an end to signing trade agreements with those who don’t comply with the Paris Agreement. Right now, the main target for such a measure is the United States.

President Macron’s Speech

During a speech to the United Nations, France’s President Emmanuel Macron proposed an end to signing trade agreements with those who don’t comply with the Paris Agreement. Right now, the main target for such a measure is the United States.

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The Most Important Thing

There are a million little things you can do to fight climate change everyday. This November, there’s one gigantic one: vote.

The Most Important Thing

There are a million little things you can do to fight climate change everyday. This November, there’s one gigantic one: vote.

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No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Can politicians take money from big polluters and still represent the people? Over 1000 candidates running for office in the U.S. have said no! They signed the no fossil fuel money pledge.

No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Can politicians take money from big polluters and still represent the people? Over 1000 candidates running for office in the U.S. have said no! They signed the no fossil fuel money pledge.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats can save you money, and help save the environment at the same time!

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

#WeCanSolveThis: Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats can save you money, and help save the environment at the same time!

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

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#ClimateFacts: The Degree of Disaster

The worst of climate change was supposed to be decades away, but the worlds top climate scientists just came out with the latest edition of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report saying it’s closer than we ever could have ever imagined.

#ClimateFacts: The Degree of Disaster

The worst of climate change was supposed to be decades away, but the worlds top climate scientists just came out with the latest edition of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report saying it’s closer than we ever could have ever imagined.

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Hurricane Michael Hits

Supercharged by extra-warm ocean waters, Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida with windspeeds just 2 miles per hour short of a Category 5 storm.

Hurricane Michael Hits

Supercharged by extra-warm ocean waters, Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida with windspeeds just 2 miles per hour short of a Category 5 storm.

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Is There Anything More Important?

Is There Anything More Important?

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John Russell: I’m A Climate Voter

John is a 28-year-old farmer, small business owner, and biodiesel producer from Wellsville, Ohio. He is the owner of Fall Creek Farm and previously held jobs in energy development. Growing up in Appalachia, John knows that renewable energy technologies could reinvigorate the local economy.

Made in partnership with Generation Progress.

John Russell: I’m A Climate Voter

John is a 28-year-old farmer, small business owner, and biodiesel producer from Wellsville, Ohio. He is the owner of Fall Creek Farm and previously held jobs in energy development. Growing up in Appalachia, John knows that renewable energy technologies could reinvigorate the local economy.

Made in partnership with Generation Progress.

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#ClimateFacts: The End of Coal

In 1950 there were 388,000 coal miners in the U.S. Today there are 53,000. It’s time to talk honestly about the real reasons why.

#ClimateFacts: The End of Coal

In 1950 there were 388,000 coal miners in the U.S. Today there are 53,000. It’s time to talk honestly about the real reasons why.

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Tracee Bird: I’m A Climate Voter

When wildfires tore through Tracee’s home she knew she was feeling the sting of climate change firsthand. This year she’s taking action to stop it. Join her at TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Made in partnership with Environmental Voter Project.

Tracee Bird: I’m A Climate Voter

When wildfires tore through Tracee’s home she knew she was feeling the sting of climate change firsthand. This year she’s taking action to stop it. Join her at TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Made in partnership with Environmental Voter Project.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Big oil, the coal industry, and other climate polluters all have well-paid lobbyists who shell out millions of dollars to protect their interests. So who’s lobbying the government to take climate action? Meet Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

#WeCanSolveThis: Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Big oil, the coal industry, and other climate polluters all have well-paid lobbyists who shell out millions of dollars to protect their interests. So who’s lobbying the government to take climate action? Meet Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

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Bakersfield Boys: We’re Climate Voters

Their town has some of the worst air in America. Troy (35), Noé (20), and Justin (21) are students at Bakersfield College in California and the developers of the Kern Air Project. They’re also voters. Join them at BeAClimateVoter.org.

Made in partnership with Generation Progress.

Bakersfield Boys: We’re Climate Voters

Their town has some of the worst air in America. Troy (35), Noé (20), and Justin (21) are students at Bakersfield College in California and the developers of the Kern Air Project. They’re also voters. Join them at BeAClimateVoter.org.

Made in partnership with Generation Progress.

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#ClimateFacts: Dengue Fever

If we don’t tackle climate change, the world could see over 12 million more cases of dengue fever each year due to growing mosquito populations. In some cases, that could be deadly.

#ClimateFacts: Dengue Fever

If we don’t tackle climate change, the world could see over 12 million more cases of dengue fever each year due to growing mosquito populations. In some cases, that could be deadly.

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Yvonna’s Story

Yvonna is a mother, and she cares about her children’s future. That’s why this year, she’s a voter. Join her at TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Made in partnership with Environmental Voter Project.

Yvonna’s Story

Yvonna is a mother, and she cares about her children’s future. That’s why this year, she’s a voter. Join her at TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Made in partnership with Environmental Voter Project.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Plastic Emissions

When you think about plastic and pollution, you probably picture discarded plastic ending up in the ocean or by the side of the highway. But plastic also contributes to air pollution and climate change, especially single-use plastic.

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

#WeCanSolveThis: Plastic Emissions

When you think about plastic and pollution, you probably picture discarded plastic ending up in the ocean or by the side of the highway. But plastic also contributes to air pollution and climate change, especially single-use plastic.

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Wind Is Blowing

The winds of change are blowing, and they’re bringing clean energy, prosperity, and good jobs to the U.S.

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Wind Is Blowing

The winds of change are blowing, and they’re bringing clean energy, prosperity, and good jobs to the U.S.

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

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