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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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#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.

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Megan Boone: I’m A Climate Voter

You may know Megan Boone as an actor on The Blacklist. She’s also a mother, and she’s taking action to protect her daughter’s future by voting.

Megan Boone: I’m A Climate Voter

You may know Megan Boone as an actor on The Blacklist. She’s also a mother, and she’s taking action to protect her daughter’s future by voting.

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Bryn Bird: I’m a Climate Voter

Bryn Bird is a 34-year-old military navy wife, mother, and co-owner of Bird’s Haven Farms, a family-owned farm in Granville, Ohio. Throughout her lifetime, she’s seen the impacts of climate change on the farm and is concerned about what farming will be like when her daughters are old enough to take over.

That’s why she’s a #ClimateVoter.

Made in partnership with Generation Progress.

Bryn Bird: I’m a Climate Voter

Bryn Bird is a 34-year-old military navy wife, mother, and co-owner of Bird’s Haven Farms, a family-owned farm in Granville, Ohio. Throughout her lifetime, she’s seen the impacts of climate change on the farm and is concerned about what farming will be like when her daughters are old enough to take over.

That’s why she’s a #ClimateVoter.

Made in partnership with Generation Progress.

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Dr. Futernick: I’m A Climate Voter

Dr. Marc Futernick is the medical director of his hospital’s emergency department. One of his biggest concerns is climate change, because of the surge of patients he sees when heatwaves hit. That’s why he’s a climate voter.

Dr. Futernick: I’m A Climate Voter

Dr. Marc Futernick is the medical director of his hospital’s emergency department. One of his biggest concerns is climate change, because of the surge of patients he sees when heatwaves hit. That’s why he’s a climate voter.

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#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In – Halfway to Paris

America is nearly halfway to meeting its Paris climate goals, but not because of President Donald Trump or the actions of his administration. Meet the coalition of cities, states and businesses that have picked up the mantle of climate leadership.

#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In – Halfway to Paris

America is nearly halfway to meeting its Paris climate goals, but not because of President Donald Trump or the actions of his administration. Meet the coalition of cities, states and businesses that have picked up the mantle of climate leadership.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Forgotten Solution

There’s a natural solution to climate change all around us, but we’re taking it for granted. Alec Baldwin and Dr. Jane Goodall explain why we can’t let forests be the forgotten solution.

Created in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute. Special thanks to the Mebêngôkre people of Brazil featured in this video. They are a tribe working to keep their forests safe from destruction, but like other indigenous groups protecting the forests, they’re lives and livelihoods are in peril from illegal and legal farming, logging, and gold mines in the Amazon.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Forgotten Solution

There’s a natural solution to climate change all around us, but we’re taking it for granted. Alec Baldwin and Dr. Jane Goodall explain why we can’t let forests be the forgotten solution.

Created in partnership with Jane Goodall Institute. Special thanks to the Mebêngôkre people of Brazil featured in this video. They are a tribe working to keep their forests safe from destruction, but like other indigenous groups protecting the forests, they’re lives and livelihoods are in peril from illegal and legal farming, logging, and gold mines in the Amazon.

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Liz Keifer: I’m A Climate Voter

Liz is a mother of two and she isn’t going to let climate change take her kids’ future away. This year she’s taking action. Find out more at www.TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Liz Keifer: I’m A Climate Voter

Liz is a mother of two and she isn’t going to let climate change take her kids’ future away. This year she’s taking action. Find out more at www.TheYearsProject.com/Vote

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Tony Love: I’m a Climate Voter

Climate change nearly killed Tony and his family. This year, he’s doing something about it.

Join Tony. Pledge to vote at www.TheYearsProject.com/vote

Tony Love: I’m a Climate Voter

Climate change nearly killed Tony and his family. This year, he’s doing something about it.

Join Tony. Pledge to vote at www.TheYearsProject.com/vote

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Nalleli’s Climate Voter Story

Nalleli Cobo spent her childhood being poisoned by fossil fuel companies, because of oil wells in the neighborhood where she grew up. But she fought back.

Now you can too. Pledge to be a Climate Voter at www.TheYearsProject.com/Vote

Nalleli’s Climate Voter Story

Nalleli Cobo spent her childhood being poisoned by fossil fuel companies, because of oil wells in the neighborhood where she grew up. But she fought back.

Now you can too. Pledge to be a Climate Voter at www.TheYearsProject.com/Vote

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#WeCanSolveThis: Green Roofs

Green roofs don’t just look cool, they can also help cool the planet! They sequester carbon, clean the air, insulate buildings and even provide habitat for wildlife.

#WeCanSolveThis: Green Roofs

Green roofs don’t just look cool, they can also help cool the planet! They sequester carbon, clean the air, insulate buildings and even provide habitat for wildlife.

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Hurricane Florence Bears Down

Here’s how climate change is setting the stage to make Hurricane Florence one of the most destructive storms ever to hit the East Coast.

Hurricane Florence Bears Down

Here’s how climate change is setting the stage to make Hurricane Florence one of the most destructive storms ever to hit the East Coast.

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Christian’s Story

Christian Acevedo is an 18-year-old Cuban and Puerto Rican-American resident of Miami. Right before the hurricane season last year, he went to Puerto Rico to visit and connect with relatives he had never met before. But once Hurricane Maria hit with devastating results, he didn’t hear from his family for three weeks.

Be a climate voter too: BeAClimateVoter.org

Christian’s Story

Christian Acevedo is an 18-year-old Cuban and Puerto Rican-American resident of Miami. Right before the hurricane season last year, he went to Puerto Rico to visit and connect with relatives he had never met before. But once Hurricane Maria hit with devastating results, he didn’t hear from his family for three weeks.

Be a climate voter too: BeAClimateVoter.org

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#WeCanSolveThis: Food Waste

Trashing food not only wastes resources, it also contributes to climate change. The good news is that are are many ways to address this problem, and feed people at the same time.

Made in partnership with Outrider.

#WeCanSolveThis: Food Waste

Trashing food not only wastes resources, it also contributes to climate change. The good news is that are are many ways to address this problem, and feed people at the same time.

Made in partnership with Outrider.

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Sarah Yi: I’m A Climate Voter

Sarah Yi, originally from Hawaii, currently resides in Los Angeles. At Occidental College, she is the associate director of the Food Energy and Sustainability Team and is on the Public Relations Team. She strives to reduce her carbon footprint in every facet of her life, but knows that voting is the number one way to take climate action.

Join her at Join her at BeAClimateVoter.org.

Sarah Yi: I’m A Climate Voter

Sarah Yi, originally from Hawaii, currently resides in Los Angeles. At Occidental College, she is the associate director of the Food Energy and Sustainability Team and is on the Public Relations Team. She strives to reduce her carbon footprint in every facet of her life, but knows that voting is the number one way to take climate action.

Join her at Join her at BeAClimateVoter.org.

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California Commits to 100% Clean Energy

The world’s fifth largest economy is committing to 100% clean energy! The state of California’s electricity will be carbon-free by 2045.

California Commits to 100% Clean Energy

The world’s fifth largest economy is committing to 100% clean energy! The state of California’s electricity will be carbon-free by 2045.

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Delaney Reynolds: I’m a Climate Voter

Delaney Reynolds is an 18-year-old marine biology student at the University of Miami. She is the Founder and CEO of The Sink or Swim Project, an educational and political advocacy organization that teaches kids in Miami about climate change.

Delaney Reynolds: I’m a Climate Voter

Delaney Reynolds is an 18-year-old marine biology student at the University of Miami. She is the Founder and CEO of The Sink or Swim Project, an educational and political advocacy organization that teaches kids in Miami about climate change.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Underwater Data Centers

Microsoft sunk one of its data centers to the bottom of the ocean, and it could help save the planet. How? The experiment, called Project Natick, aims to lower the amount of energy needed to cool the equipment.

#WeCanSolveThis: Underwater Data Centers

Microsoft sunk one of its data centers to the bottom of the ocean, and it could help save the planet. How? The experiment, called Project Natick, aims to lower the amount of energy needed to cool the equipment.

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Trump’s Dirty Power Plan

President Donald Trump is replacing the Clean Power Plan with a dirty one that could result in the premature deaths of over a thousand Americans every year. He hopes his plan will help the coal industry, but it will worsen climate change.

Trump’s Dirty Power Plan

President Donald Trump is replacing the Clean Power Plan with a dirty one that could result in the premature deaths of over a thousand Americans every year. He hopes his plan will help the coal industry, but it will worsen climate change.

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Cory Beattie: I’m a Climate Voter

A former wildland firefighter, Cory’s seen the ravages of climate change firsthand. So, he’s doing everything he can to stop it. That’s why he’s a climate voter.

Cory Beattie: I’m a Climate Voter

A former wildland firefighter, Cory’s seen the ravages of climate change firsthand. So, he’s doing everything he can to stop it. That’s why he’s a climate voter.

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#ClimateFacts: The Worst Polluter

Some people try to argue that the United States shouldn’t act on climate change because China and India aren’t doing their part. Here’s how you can respond to them.

#ClimateFacts: The Worst Polluter

Some people try to argue that the United States shouldn’t act on climate change because China and India aren’t doing their part. Here’s how you can respond to them.

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