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We need not shrink from this world. We can be in meaningful relationship with Earth, taking what is wholesome and joyfully reciprocating.

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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

  • ALMA Backyard Farms, Los Angeles, CA: Alma Backyard Farms was inspired by the voices and ideas shared by juvenile offenders and prisoners eager to transform their lives and communities by “giving back” to the communities they “took from” and were taken away from.  For most people experiencing incarceration, there are few opportunities to see and interact with nature and few opportunities to provide nurture to others, yet few are given the opportunities to learn skills and make that possible.  Rooted in restorative justice and environmental stewardship, ALMA started in 2013 to implement this project of reclaiming lives, repurposing land and reimagining community. ALMA proposes real solutions to the challenges of California’s overcrowded prisons and food injustice in low-income neighborhoods.  Recognizing that no lives or land is to be wasted, ALMA creates opportunities for the previously incarcerated to become agents of health, safety and community.
  • Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund, Washington, DC: The Black Belt Justice Center uses legal advocacy, public education, and community organizing to address structural barriers that hinder African American farmers, landowners, and communities in the Black Belt region of the US from achieving economic prosperity and holistic wellness. A project of the Black Belt Justice Center, the Acres of Ancestry / Black Agrarian Fund uses education, curation and sale of eco-cultural art, and community organizing to raise awareness about African American land loss, support retention and return of land, and ultimately preserve an ancestral value paradigm anchored in spirit-culture, collective land stewardship, and ecological harmony.
  • Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Australia: AFSA is a farmer-led civil society organisation of people working together towards socially-just and ecologically-sound food and agriculture systems that foster the democratic participation of Indigenous Peoples, smallholders, and local communities in decision making processes. We are part of a robust global network of civil society organisations involved in food sovereignty and food security policy development and advocacy. They are members of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty and La Via Campesina – the global movement of peasant farmers, which gives them a regional seat at many meetings of the United Nations, including the Food & Agriculture Organisation and many of its governing bodies.

Featured Calls to Action

Upcoming

Global

  • Join Systems Change Lab’s training on decarbonizing the global transport system on March 30th. A segment on how to use Systems Change Lab and Climate Watch platforms for advancing environmental work will also be included.
  • War and the Environment: April 10 – May 22, 2023 (online course). Grounded in research on peace and ecological security, this course focuses on the relationship between and solutions to two existential threats: war and environmental catastrophe.
  • Read WRI’s article on priorities for urban climate action in 2023 and encourage your local politicians and city planners to adopt these solutions.

U.S.

  • Call and email President Biden and tell him to stop the Willow Oil Drilling Project in Alaska’s pristine Western Arctic.
  • Display street art made by movement artists for the Earth Week: Week of Climate Justice Arts and Actions. The week of action will run from April 15-23.
  • Participate in Interfaith Power and Light’s Faith Climate Action Week, April 14-23.
  • Urge TVA to deliver for communities and climate by charting a path to 100% clean energy.
  • Demand that state treasurers and public pensions vote for climate justice and Indigenous rights this spring.
  • If you own stocks, use your shares to vote on important environmental, social, and governance issues, like Indigenous sovereignty and fossil fuel divestment. Stand.Earth is partnering with Iconik to make it easy for you to align your shares to Stand’s voting profile and force big banks to take the climate crisis seriously.

Canada

  • Send Minister Heyman a message telling him not to renew Enbridge’s permit as they seek to resurrect thier plan for a giant pipeline to the B.C. coast years after the death of the Northern Gateway oil tanker scheme.
  • Email the B.C. and Canadian governments and pressure them to refuse fossil fuel subsidies for the second phase of Shell’s LNG Canada project in B.C.
  • Want to know where your city stands on climate action and sustainability? Find out April 13, with the launch of the National Climate League Standings, 2022 edition. Join to find out which municipalities are leading and which are falling behind on key indicators like public transit ridership, renewable energy, green space, housing affordability, and more. Register to participate in the launch event or sign up here to receive a direct download link on launch day for the full National Climate League Standings report.

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Ongoing Opportunities