Resources for Continued Engagement

YOUTH ACTIVISM

Meet UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres New Youth Climate Advisors

Watch this Interview with Teen Climate Activist Panel: Students from Western U.S and Canada sharing their perspectives on climate change and what they are doing about it.

TedTalk by Youth Climate Change Activist Lisa Neubauer: Why you should become a Climate  Activist 

Learn more about how you can get involved in your community with tips from this website: Youth Action Ideas

Sunrise Movement, an organization "building an army of young people to stop climate change and building good jobs in the process."

Zero Hour, an organization "centering the voices of diverse youth in the conversation about climate and environmental justice."

Earth Guardians, an organization that "trains diverse youth to be effective leaders in the environmental, climate and social justice movements across the globe - using art, music, storytelling, on the ground projects, civic engagement and legal action to advance solutions to the critical issues we face as a global community."

AT HOME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION:

TEDed Earth School:  Quests and interactive activities for students to celebrate and connect with nature.  Videos vary from the making to smartphones to the nature of medicine. 

Safe Outside DIY Learning, list of activities and resources from e3washington 

"Stuck at home? Now is the perfect time to learn the language of the birds" Article with tools to identify bird songs in your backyard

 Inaturalist app: Free Phone App to help you explore and share your observations of the natural world

30 Virtual Field Trips

NOAA Activities to do at home

Natures Notebook, citizen science project tracking seasonal changes in animals and plants

LEARN MORE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE:

"The Rising": Facing climate upheaval on Washington's coast, members of the Quinault tribe take to the sea in the canoes of their ancestors in this 25 minute documentary.

10 Books Climate Activists are Reading Now:  Add some of these to your summer reading list.

Covering Climate Now: Global journalism initiative committed to more and better coverage of the defining story of our time. 

Our Climate Our Future is an award-winning video experience that educates young people on the science of climate change and empowers them to take action.

Read Climate Stories like this one, written by an 18 year old from Minnesota, to learn about how people around the country are experiencing and processing climate change.  

Check out this podcast that explores the power of storytelling through music and spoken word to make change in the world and further the climate movement

Tips for talking about climate change

GET OUTSIDE IN SKAGIT & WHATCOM COUNTIES:

Follow along on this self-guided tour to check out Barney Lake

Go for a hike at Little Mountain Park in Mount Vernon

Check out classes and rentals through the Community Boating Center

Take a look at this overview map of Bellingham Trails to get some inspiration for new places to go

INCREASING INCLUSIVITY  IN THE OUTDOORS:

Practicing joy (and social distancing) in nature

"Becoming Ruby: Inclusion, Bikes and Hand Written Heroes": An 18 minute documentary by Patagonia about Brooklyn Bell, a Bellingham mountain biker, skier and artist.  She is a YLA alumni!

Native Stories: A podcast platform to perpetuate and advance indigenous wisdom through the oral tradition of storytelling.

Environmental Activists of Color: Young Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color at the center of environmental justice movements are often overlooked.  An article about 3 activists of color who deserve their own spotlight.

INTERSECTION OF COVID-19 & CLIMATE CHANGE:

"Key Ingredient to surviving coronavirus and climate change; our shared sense of humanity"

"To get COVID Relief, Companies in Canada Will Have to Disclose Climate Impacts."

Here’s what a coronavirus like response to Climate Change Would Look Like