2021 was a year of transformation, defined by society’s continued reckoning with racism, the pandemic, climate change, and the Great Resignation. These issues underscored how pervasive inequity is and why centering the voices of those impacted by social challenges unlocks the most effective, sustainable solutions. In the Season 3 finale of Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly highlights three ways you can be a force for good in the new year.
New Report from FSG Calls on Entire Philanthropic Sector to Address Global Warming, Center on Climate Justice
BOSTON, November 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As leaders from around the world gather in Glasgow, Scotland for COP26 to discuss a unified response to climate change, a new report from global social impact advisory firm FSG calls on the philanthropic sector to fully embrace the challenge of meeting the threats to vulnerable communities posed by global warming.
The pledge is part of Fairtrade’s Be Fair With Your Climate Promise campaign encouraging world leaders and businesses alike to take urgent action in support of farmers
WASHINGTON , October 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ben & Jerry’s, Tony’s Chocolonely, and UK retailers Co-op, M&S and Waitrose, are among a group of Fairtrade business partners worldwide pledging to support Fairtrade farmers in their call for climate justice in the run-up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, UK, this November.
Accelerating Corporate Action on the Climate Crisis
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Unless companies take immediate action on climate change, we will quickly surpass the 1.5 degree Celsius global temperature increase that will have catastrophic implementations not only on the environment and severity of natural disasters, but on human health, livelihoods, and security. But there is cause for optimism: more than ever, the private sector – which accounts for the vast majority of carbon emissions – is listening and stepping up sustainability commitments.
Last month was the warmest June on record in North America, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service. In fact, much of the world was unnaturally warm: Europe had its second-warmest June ever, and temperatures were above average in Northwestern and Southern Africa, across parts of the Middle East, and in China and much of Southeast Asia.
Can sustainable technology and access to it be inclusive? What does inclusive sustainability mean? Are we dividing ourselves further between those who can afford to be greener and fight climate change from those who can’t afford the newer upgrades to combat emissions?
February 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The sustainability nonprofit Ceres issued formal comments to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors today, urging the agency to strengthen and modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) by incorporating considerations of climate resilience and racial justice.
The term “environmental justice” still may be unfamiliar to some people, but you don’t have to be familiar with it to understand what it means when you see it. With the Flint water crisis and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the people who were hit hardest were poor and black. “What Flint did was make environmental justice a mainstream concept,” said Charles Lee, a senior policy advisor at the EPA, on a panel at the recent Michigan Environmental Justice Summit.
How does one cultivate environmental activism in the deepest of red states? Is the current situation in the White House dividing Americans further, or expanding the progressive tent? This week on Sea Change Radio, we discuss these issues and more with the Reverend Leo Woodberry, a nondenominational pastor from South Carolina who is thoroughly committed to fighting climate change. Rev.
The chief curator (me) at EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability, has created a new channel addressing Climate Justice. The impetus for doing so arose out of a study by the Yale Program for Climate Change Communication. They conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them.