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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

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#WarOnOurFuture: Open for Oil

Millions of Americans felt the pain of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, but the Trump Administration made sure big oil and gas companies weren’t among them.

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Millions of Americans felt the pain of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, but the Trump Administration made sure big oil and gas companies weren’t among them.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Saving Grand Staircase

This land holds the secret to the dinosaurs, but the Trump Administration is trying to destroy it, and it’s lying about the reason why. Made in partnership with Earthjustice.

#WarOnOurFuture: Saving Grand Staircase

This land holds the secret to the dinosaurs, but the Trump Administration is trying to destroy it, and it’s lying about the reason why. Made in partnership with Earthjustice.

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#TimeToVoteOnClimate: Governing on Climate

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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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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Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington state, just announced he’s running for president. He thinks he can win by making climate change his campaign’s top priority.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Green New Deal Vote

Senator Mitch McConnell is fighting to bring the Green New Deal up for a vote, but it’s not because he’s become an environmentalist overnight.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Dawn of Sunrise

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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.

#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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Pacific Gas and Electric is the largest utility in California, providing power to over 40% of the state. In the wake of the deadly wildfire seasons of the past two years, the company is facing bankruptcy.

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#WeCanSolveThis: L.A. Dumps Natural Gas

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#WarOnOurFuture: National Emergency

President Trump just declared a state of emergency on the border, but he’s ignoring the real emergency right under his nose.

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#WarOnOurFuture: Manufacturing Doubt

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Republican climate change denial began long before President Trump. A leaked Republican strategy memo helps sheds light on how we got to where we are today.

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#WarOnOurFuture: The State Of Our Union

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#WarOnOurFuture: The State Of Our Union

President Trump’s State of the Union Address was nearly an hour and a half long, but what he didn’t say speaks volumes.

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#ClimateFacts: The Storm Inside

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#ClimateFacts: The Storm Inside

In the aftermath of a climate disaster, survivors may recover physically but the mental health impacts can last for years to come. Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren explains “solastalgia” and other aspects of climate anxiety.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Germany Quits Coal

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#WeCanSolveThis: Germany Quits Coal

Germany is quitting coal for good, and at the same time helping coal workers avoid unemployment.

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#ClimateFacts: Boiling Oceans

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#ClimateFacts: Boiling Oceans

Scientists have discovered that the world’s oceans are warming 40% faster than we thought. That has dire implications for sea creatures and people.

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A Titanic Climate Solution

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Imagine if Exxon Mobil suddenly pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050. That’s essentially what just happened with Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, when they announced their plan to go carbon neutral by 2050.

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Big Oil Knew: The Confusion Memo

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An internal oil industry memo has surfaced, revealing a secret plan to wage a misinformation campaign on the American public.

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The Coal Lobbyist EPA Chief

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#ClimateFacts: The Junk Food Effect

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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.
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