Author: Savannah Duby, Youth Climate Coordinator

Gathering Lessons along the Co-Mentorship Path

Climate change continues to unfold faster than we expected. As we become more informed about the reality and impact our changing world, many of us are getting more organized and taking action. Still, there is friction in transition. It is hard to accept where we are at and to adapt from an entrenched status quo; […]

Learn, Revise, Re-Launch! The Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program Strikes Again

The 2014 Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program wrapped up this August and is about to re-launch a fresh cycle this October, integrating last year’s insights on how to best support healthy collaborative relationships across the generational spectrum. In the 2014-2015 round, we supported eleven matches in the Midwest, pairing youth organizers under 30 with veteran staff […]

Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program: New Tools to Facilitate Shared Learning

This year marks the third generation of our Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program. Each round brings new insight as we strive to support powerful learning relationships among Midwest change-makers. We are excited to see the new tools we have launched this year further deepen our participant’s experience – an online community forum, and a suite of […]

The People’s Climate March – What does the movement need now?

Over 400,000 marching  – more than three times the expected number! Some were actually finishing the march at the same time others were beginning. This extraordinary turnout might be attributed to the distributed organizing strategy, with 1574 participating organizations, or the inclusive and empowering messaging. I believe a key component was a growing common urgency […]

The People’s Climate March – A Movement Beginning to See Itself

Rumblings of the People’s Climate March sifted through my inbox, my Facebook news feed, and casual conversations for months leading up to the day of the event.  The invitation was to call for strong action on climate from international leaders at Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s UN Climate Summit.  I was keeping an ear to […]

Honoring Common Ground

For 5 days, Native American tribal leaders, ranchers, and farmers made their united presence known on the National Mall, as they peacefully demonstrated against construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Their message was: Reject and Protect.

Youth Take a Strong Lead in Rally/Hearing on Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Pipeline

Thursday afternoon April 3rd, 300 protesters from across the Great Lakes region from multiple generations, marched with high spirits through the final fits of winter, to a contested case hearing, holding Enbridge on trial to re-examine the need to expand tar sands infrastructure, specifically Line 67, the Alberta Clipper, which would transport 800,000 barrels of […]