Resources for Continued Engagement

ART & INSPIRATION

Earthrise: Video of Amanda Gorman reciting her powerful poem

How to Bring Nature Into Your Daily Life: A funny and heartwarming comic from YES! Magazine

YOUTH ACTIVISM

How to Save A Planet podcasts Call to Action List: An archive of recommendations from past episodes to take action on what we need to do to solve the climate crisis

"Meet 22 Black Climate & Social Justice Leaders You Have Never Heard Of"

Meet 15 Women Leading the Fight Against the Climate Crisis

Grist 50 Fixers: 50 emerging leaders in climate, sustainability and equity who are creating change across the nation.

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."

Powershift Network: A network of young people, organizations run by young people, and campaigns that support youth organizing.  @power_shift

Uplift: Connects, trains, and mobilizes young people for climate justice. @uplift_climate

Youth 4 Nature: a youth-led, international non-profit organization that educates, empowers, and mobilizes young people to lead on solutions for the ecological and climate crises that are rooted in science, aligned with traditional, local and Indigenous knowledge, and grounded in climate and intergenerational justice. @youth_4nature

Xiye Bastida - Climate Justice Activist, co-founder of Re-earth Initiative @re.earthorg @xiyebeara

LEARN MORE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE & ClIMATE SOLUTIONS:

Want a comprehensive plan for how we can work our way out of this mess? Check out Project Drawdown

The Solutions Project: We support climate change makers, innovators, and solutionaires

Check out these fantastic podcasts to hear about sources of climate solutions and hope: 

Check out the Solarpunk genre of fiction for some new visions of a sustainable future. 

"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

"This Land" documentary: Follow Faith E. Briggs as she runs 150 miles through three U.S National Monuments. This Land is a story about land access told through a journey of inclusion and empowerment.

"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.