This month we are proud to share our latest Annual Report, showcasing our accomplishments from September 2019-August 2020, thanks to your continued support!
From our Band Together concert, podcast and activation campaign, to transitioning to a virtual work environment one year ago, to integrating an anti-racism lens and intersectional approach in our programming, we found our organization increasing our staff, reach, and impact! This past year, our programs extended to local youth campaigns and school districts, mentorship of regional parks, and our annual international multi-sector delegation to the U.N. Climate Conference. As we navigated the COVID pandemic and racial unrest in 2020, we were heartened by the increase in interest and participation in our programs, likely attributable to the virtual and community-based response.
This month, we are excited by the newest confirmations to the Biden-Harris administration — Michael Regan as EPA Administrator and Deb Haaland as Secretary of Interior — both of whom are champions of environmental justice, with strong commitments to combating climate change with an intersectional approach across their agencies. We look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the years ahead! We were one of 370 organizations to sign onto a national campaign urging the Biden-Harris administration to reject the controversial Line 3 oil pipeline that crosses treaty lands in Minnesota.
From the Line 3 pipeline to 100% clean energy, youth in our YEA! program are calling for change. Indigenous youth leader Lilliana shares her experience participating in our first virtual Youth Climate Justice Summit. Hear from Maya and Annie, part of the leadership team to enact the first-ever Climate Justice Education bill.
Finally, we are huge fans of the All We Can Save book and companion reading circle guide that we are hosting amongst our staff. Two of the authors in the anthology are featured speakers in our forthcoming events — register today so you don’t miss out!
- Heather McTeer-Toney, keynote address, The Climate Revolution: Climate Justice as the Social Justice Movement of Our Time at our Talk Climate Institute, March 23–24.
- Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist and co-editor of All We Can Save and co-host of the fantastic How to Save a Planet podcast, will be interviewed by Jothsna Harris in conversation with climate scientist and Advisory Board member Dr. Ben Santer at our Voices to Power virtual breakfast fundraiser on Earth Day, April 22.
Our work is possible thanks to your past and continued support. Thank you for checking out our Annual Report, joining us online, and supporting our mission!
Nicole Rom, Executive Director