Celebrate Earth Day 2021
DONATE + TAKE ACTION: Though the majority of the blame for climate change belongs to major corporations and big business, as citizens of the Earth we all have a responsibility to protect the environment on an individual level.
Climate Justice Alliance: a collective of 70+ grassroots organizations in frontline communities enacting real solutions to the climate crisis.
Indigenous Environmental Network: a network of indigenous leaders and communities fighting for Environmental Justice and the Rights of Mother Earth.
The Sunrise Movement: a US-based, youth movement to elevate and address the issue of climate change.
Climate Emergency Fund: funds the most impactful climate activists working to disrupt the status quo, inspire others to do the same and force policy-makers to take action.
GRID Alternatives: on a mission is to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy.
Clean Air Task Force: aims to drive impact to prevent catastrophic climate change through realistic solutions through technology innovation, policy change, and thought leadership.
National Clean Water Collective: rovide national comprehensive relief and holistic solutions to residents experiencing a water crisis, all while creating a paradigm shift about water – from water is the enemy to water is the opportunity.
Start in your own neighborhood. Find a local organization at: 350.org/get-involved
LEARN: This Earth Day, add one more book to your “to read” pile and take a pledge to learn more about the many intersecting facets of our climate crisis. Compiled by the impressive, over-achieving @soyouwanttotalkabout, here’s a curated reading list aimed to increase your knowledge on the many intersecting factors surrounding climate change - from the Green New Deal to Environmental Racism to what’s still going on in Flint, Michigan and so many other parts of the US.
"Waste: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret" by Catherine Coleman Flowers
"On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal" by Naomi Klein
"Losing Earth: A Recent History" by Nathanial Rich
"The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming" by David Wallace
"Frontline: Stories of Global Environmental Injustice" by Nick Meynen
"Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, & the Teachings of Plants" by Robin Wall Kimmerer
"Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, & Environment" by Vandana Shiva
P.S. double down on your environmental activism and forgo AmazonPrime for www.bookshop.org and snag an a great deal from an online bookseller that supports local bookstores (direct links provided above).