[VIDEO] Vietnamese youth uses creativity in tackling coal during People’s Climate March

written by Bethany Lovato, Vietnam’s volunteer     Coal is the leading source contributing to pollution and climate change in the world; it currently accounts for one-third of all CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Coal’s contamination seriously affects the quality of our health, wildlife and environment. It has been ingrained into our industrial production so deeply (More...)

Arusha, Tanzania: The Quiet Voice of Change

written by Lelo Munis  This is a big deal. Virtually every climate scientist in the world agrees that we are currently on the brink of a human-caused climate catastrophe. Yet, even though climate change is happening right now; even though it is having real consequences on real people every day, it is still all too (More...)

*Together* it’s possible

The last days were incredible! So many of us went out to call for #ActionNotWords. There were marches, workshops, vigils, picnics, meditations, flashmobs and even hikes. We gathered indoors and outdoors, came on foot and on bikes – and sometimes other kinds of wheels. Nothing got in our way! Not even the rain! If this (More...)

Incredible scenes of climate action across London

Wow – what a day! I’ve been roaming the streets of London with the Fossil Free Bloc since 10am – the numbers and the energy of people there was truly inspiring. Here’s a bit of a run down. The day kicked off with divestment actions at UCL and LSE.       Meanwhile the British Museum (More...)

400,000 strong — and that’s not counting the press who showed up:

Wondering whether the People’s Climate March made waves? Here’s the People’s Climate March on the front page of some of the most visited websites on the internet, including major media outlets:   BONUS: Here’s the march on the Times Square newsticker – thanks to @efeghali for the pic!   And then this morning we woke (More...)

It’s happening!

It started — The People’s Climate Mobilisation is happening all over the world! Just get a sense of what it looks like right now: Rallies in Lisbon and Delhi, marches in Istanbul, Manila, Cape Town, Majuro and Papua New Guinea, concerts in Johannesburg — this is true people powered movement: enormous, powerful, diverse and beautiful. (More...)

Bill McKibben: Everyone, Everywhere (VIDEO)

“All the world coming together this weekend to sound the climate alarm- you gotta be a part of this. This is the one you’re gonna want to tell your kids their kids and their kids about.” Where will you be on September 20-21? Bill McKibben invites you to join thousands and take action wherever you (More...)

Olivia Linander: Europe, time to mobilize and divest! (Video)

All around the world, people will be coming together for a weekend of historic action on climate change. Our collective demand is for Action, Not Words: take the action necessary to create a world with an economy that works for people and the planet.  In London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Stockholm, Rome, etc – hundreds of events (More...)

I Demand Future

by Özgecan Kara (Özgecan Kara is a member of Young Greens of Turkey. She is a columnist and editor for Yeşil Gazete, the only independent green newspaper of Turkey. For more, check out her blog and follow her on Twitter @ozgevon)   I actually didn’t want to write this post and I lingered on (More...)

People’s Climate March Kicks-Off in Vietnam

[by Chuck Baclagon]  60 young climate communicators kick-started People’s Climate Mobilisation Vietnam campaign, when they gathered together in the Climate Change Communication Camp (4C) which took place on September 5-7 in Da Nang (Vietnam). The workshop was co-organized by and Redraw the Line. During the 3-day workshop, the young participants not only learned from the prominent (More...)

Action Not Words: People’s Climate Mobilisation in the Pacific

  The Peoples Climate march in New York City this September is a major mobilization to demand bold, political action to address the climate crisis. The Climate Crisis is something very relevant to people in the Pacific. Our closest neighbor Australia, just last month approved what will become one of the world’s largest coal-mines, the (More...)