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“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” -Angela Davis
Featured Action Organizations
- Malala Fund: Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai founded Malala Fund in 2013 to champion every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. Together their board, leadership council, and staff are creating a more equal world by making sure all girls can go to school. As Regeneration points out, “An educated populace of women improves a nation’s health, food security, and economy. However, only one in four nations has achieved parity in upper-secondary school enrollment, and very few poor, rural young women are able to complete their education in a number of countries deeply impacted by climate disasters… Their leadership and participation is an effective, rights-based path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and leads to more effective and just climate action.” Malala Fund invests in local educators and advocates — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where the most girls are missing out on secondary school, and they advocate at local, national and international levels for resources and policy changes to give all girls a secondary education. Additionally, their publication Assembly amplifies girls’ voices and shares their stories in a digital publication and newsletter.
- Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: IATP envisions agriculture, trade and food systems that are good for people, farmers and food system workers, ecosystems, and social justice globally. With their partners, they advocate for policy at state, federal, and international levels. Their research and analysis are guided by values of economic and racial justice, environmental sustainability and resilience, and strong democratic institutions, and their policy advocacy is shaped in close collaboration with social movements, coalitions, and civil society organizations.
- Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive: CoFED is a U.S. and Canada based QTBIPOC-led organization that partners with young folks of color to build food and land co-ops with the intention of meeting their communities’ needs through food and land co-ops. They are building the leadership of young people from poor and working-class backgrounds to practice cooperative values, economics, and strategies for collective liberation. CoFED partners with food and land co-ops across the US and Canada to embody cooperative values and economics. Since 2011, they’ve developed 12 new cooperative projects, trained over 600 emerging cooperative leaders, and cultivated a community of nearly 4,000 supporters across the U.S. and Canada.
Featured Calls to Action
- January 22nd is the anniversary of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Celebrate with WorldBeyondWar.org.
- Register for the World Resource Institute’s annual Stories to Watch presentation January 25th featuring perspectives on the stories facing people, climate and nature that are likely to unfold in 2023.
- COP15, the 15th Conference of the Parties of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, was held December 7-16 in Montreal, Canada. Faiths at COP15, a coalition of faith-based organizations and conservation groups who advocate for biodiversity and support urgent international action, hosted a number of events. Watch the recordings here.
- Join the Center for Biological diversity in asking the Biden Administration to ban the trade in African elephants to prevent their extinction.
- Ask Tim Sweeney, the new CEO of Liberty Mutual, to prioritize climate action now.
- Urge the Environmental Protection Agency to cut methane levels and monitor oil and gas operations. Submit your comment by February 13th.
- Take FixMyFunds pledge to meet with your asset manager or financial advisor to demand truly sustainable investing options.
- Join in on Third Act’s Banking on Our Future Day of Action 3.21.23. Read their pledges for account holders and non-account holders to see what you can do.
- The David Suzuki Foundation offers comprehensive resources for engagement at the local government level. View guides on assessing your local government’s climate plan and working with local leaders on climate action. You can also check out their Act Locally page.
- Take a step from Don’t Look Up’s resource page. Click on a step and scroll down to see some helpful tips for each one.
- Take one of the many steps listed on Stop the Money Pipeline’s current calls to action. Some of these are ongoing and some are time-sensitive; check back regularly for updates or join their newsletter (linked at the bottom of the page) to stay current.
- U.S.-based Interfaith Power and Light shares upcoming actions on their Public Policy Page.
- Stop the Money Pipeline: