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Global Faith Institutions Announce Multimillion-Dollar Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

Written by: Kimberly White  Faith institutions from around the globe are taking a stance against fossil fuels. Thirty-five faith institutions from seven countries have announced a multimillion-dollar divestment from fossil fuel companies in a joint statement from the World Council of Churches, Operation Noah, Laudato Si’...

Ex-Fossil Workers Convert Old Oilfields to Solar Farms After ‘Rapid Upskilling’ in Alberta

Written by: Mitchell Beer A group of 15 trainees will be heading out into the field to begin converting two Alberta oilfield sites into solar farms, after graduating from a rapid upskilling program for fossil industry and Indigenous workers hosted by Iron & Earth...

From Desert to Forest: Indigenous Communities Restore 20,000 Hectares of Forest in Mexico

Written by: Juan Mayorga In Tepejillo, on one of the many hills in the southern Mexican municipality of San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca, extreme erosion has transformed the earth into bare rock, making it difficult to imagine that the area used to be home to a...

Protecting the Central Arctic Ocean: Why the Arctic Needs to Be Considered a Global Common

Interview with Inge Relph, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Global Choices https://youtu.be/PtBLdNTXe7k Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello, and welcome back to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by Inge Relph, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Global Choices. Thank you so much for joining us today! Inge...

How Children are Helping to Make Their Families More Eco-friendly – New Research

Written by: Shaheen Hosany, Hongwei He, and Sameer Hosany The UN climate change panel IPCC has warned that 2030 is our deadline for halving global carbon emissions to prevent climate catastrophe. Such a stark threat has seen a surge in youth climate activism across the planet. Millions of young people have...

Indigenous Farmers Bring Back Crops Adapted to Hot, Dry Conditions

Written by: YCC Team As the climate warms and the threat of water scarcity grows, a Native-governed nonprofit in Arizona is working to bring back Indigenous crops that are adapted to hot, dry conditions. The Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture trains Indigenous growers in traditional farming methods. And...

Our Common Future: The Pathway to Stockholm+50

Interview with Daniel Perell, Representative to the United Nations for the Baha'i International Community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SNtzdBtQNU Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello, and welcome back to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by Daniel Perell, Representative to the United Nations for the Baha'i International Community. Thank you...

UN Human Rights Council Appoints First Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has appointed climate law and policy expert Dr. Ian Fry as the world's first Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change.  The Geneva-based Human Rights Council...

Two Native Tribes are Helping Create an Electric Vehicle ‘Pipeline’

Written by: YCC Team Members of the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North and South Dakota have long protested the construction of new oil pipelines in the region. And now they’re working together to create a pipeline of a different...

Indigenous Peoples Across the Globe are Uniquely Equipped to Deal with the Climate Crisis – So Why are We Being Left Out of These Conversations?

Written by: Janine Mohamed, Pat Anderson, and Veronica Matthews The urgency of tackling climate change is even greater for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and other First Nation peoples across the globe. First Nations people will be disproportionately affected and are already experiencing existential threats from...
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United Nations General Assembly Declares Access to a Clean and Healthy Environment a Universal...

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Nations General Assembly has recognized the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a universal human right...