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Nothing Measured, Nothing Managed

Banks and financial institutions are promising to step up their game when it comes to the climate. But right now, there’s no way to tell if they’re responding to the crisis they helped create, despite the growing popularity of different a practice often called "Environmental, Social, and Governance" (ESG) criteria. Ivan Frishberg, Director of Impact Policy for Amalgamated Bank, and Marilyn Waite, who leads the climate finance work at the Hewlett Foundation explain why the industry needs to measure its portfolio emissions and create a reliable, transparent, standardized way of doing it. After financing so many fossil fuel projects, it MUST take responsibility. #YEARSproject

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How To Keep Tropical Forests Standing

Around the world, big agribusiness corporations are destroying rainforests to make way for monoculture cash crops. These ecosystems are critical in our fight against the climate crisis, and we can’t afford to lose them. Here’s how empowering Indigenous communities can help.

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Honor the Earth, Honor the Treaties: Stop Line 3

In Northern Minnesota, a massive tar sands pipeline is set to cross hundreds of bodies of water. It's threatening everything Honor The Earth founder Winona LaDuke and the Anishinaabe people hold sacred.

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A Bright Future: How Green Jobs Are Saving Lives in Illinois

Jobs in the solar industry can lift people out of poverty, but Black and Brown communities are often overlooked. Jobs Partnership is changing that by training people and connecting them to clean energy careers in Illinois.

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A Bright Future: Solar Jobs For All

Rachi Robertson had few career options until a job training program introduced her to her true passion: solar. Do you want to help bring green job opportunities, equity and justice to more people like Rachi? Go to IllinoisPeoplesAction.org and get involved!

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Fossil Fuels Caused This Heat Wave

What does your money have to do with this unprecedented heat wave? Your bank. This crisis won’t go away unless fossil fuels do. Fight the heat and switch your bank today.

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Going Blue, Feeling Green: Blue Zones and their Interconnectedness to the Environment

As environmentalists, we often strive to be as green as possible. But what if we went blue? The five original Blue Zones are in Italy, Costa Rica, Greece, Japan, and California...

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How to Recycle a City: a Case Study of Austin, TX

Austin, Texas — the sprawling, new-age boom town with a distinctive eclectic flair — has earned the reputation as a city full of opportunity for young, ambitious creatives...

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Fighting for the Sacred Place Where Life Began

In a humble village nestled into the eastern tip of Alaska, filled with pristine coniferous forests, vast arctic tundras, and untouched barren grounds, lives an independent seven-thousand-membered tribe whose fundamental spirit and life honor Mother Earth...

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Careers at The YEARS Project

The YEARS Project is a 501c(3) nonprofit, Emmy award-winning television and digital media company focused on educating and engaging audiences to drive action on climate change...

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HUNGRY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE? EAT MORE OFFAL

It’s no secret that meat production, specifically the cattle industry, contributes to climate change...

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ECO-FACISM: THE HIDDEN PREDATOR IN A SEA OF CLIMATE MISINFORMATION

In an increasingly digital age, it’s easier than ever to have all the information you could possibly need in the palm of your hand...

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MISSING THE MARK ON CLIMATE EDUCATION

  In an increasingly digital age, it’s easier than ever to have all the information you could possibly need in the palm of your hand...

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PENNSYLVANIA'S BUG BATTLE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE REST OF US

The first time I encountered a spotted lanternfly was at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA, in 2018...

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A STORM OF DISCRIMINATION

The response to Hurricane Katrina was a complete and utter failure on part of local and federal government...

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NATIONAL PARKS: BUILT ON ILLUSION?

Widely known as “America’s best idea,” national parks offer a chance to experience the pristine American continent as it was before European contact, an uninhabited natural landscape “unspoiled” by human activity...

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Latest news

Why environmentalists must make more space for BIPOC, and how we should do it

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist...

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Right here, right now: How climate change impacts us today

Climate change is no longer a distant threat. We are living with the reality of it, right here and right now...

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Can the climate strikes work?

We seem to be living in a time of constant protest. The Women’s March, the fight for political freedom in Hong Kong and climate protests all dominate the headlines, social channels and airwaves...

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Climate refugees

On YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, we’re dedicated to telling the stories of the millions of people who may be displaced by the environmental disasters brought on by climate change...

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Play climate action bingo

We can all individually help fight climate change by implementing small adjustments to our lifestyle...

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The climate crisis in Bangladesh

Many countries are at risk to the catastrophic effects of climate change, but Bangladesh has been facing the worst effects for years...

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How climate change is hitting India

India’s energy future could tip the scales of global climate change, but the extreme weather is already here...

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Are crystals sustainable?

Before their healing value gained mainstream popularity and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow preached their unique ability to ‘remove negative energy’ from a space, crystals were used in indigenous practices...

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Climate change is hitting central america hard. Here's why it matters.

Poverty isn’t the only factor driving migration from Latin-American countries...

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Fuel of the future

Electricity is the transportation fuel of the future. Cars with small on-board generators, advanced batteries or tanks of hydrogen will one day be as plentiful as gasoline vehicles are today...

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Is climate change causing more wars?

As climate change has caused global temperatures to rise, there also seems to be an ever-growing number of conflicts around the world...

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10 ways college students can live more sustainabily

Making big lifestyle changes can be out of budget for most college students. The movement to end climate change has become the most pressing topic of our time...

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Individual Solutions to Climate Change

17 Climate Change Solutions You Can Do Yourself  It may sound obvious, but powering your home with solar or wind is still one of the best ways to fight climate change...

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CALIFORNIA IS DOUBLING DOWN ON EVS. CRITICS SAY MORE PLUG-IN CARS WILL STRAIN THE POWER GRID. HERE’S WHY THEY’RE WRONG.

Climate change ramped up its attacks on California this year, serving up massive wildfires and blistering heat waves, which led to widespread power outages...

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Using nature to combat anthropogenic water pollution

In the modern age of searching for climate solutions, we are obsessed with developing new technologies to solve our future...

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Ask Joe: Is climate change making hurricanes more destructive?

The most damaging aspect of a hurricane is the storm surge, as in the case of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy...

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Ask Joe: How much have seas risen?

Thermal expansion raises sea levels because the ocean, like all water, expands as it warms up and thus takes up more space...

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Saul Griffith's plan to rebuild the economy and solve climate change

It’s no secret that the world is feeling the effects of climate change and global warming, as 2020 brings us record-breaking weather and increasingly severe natural disasters...

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