We connect you with grassroots climate change solutions.
With a problem as extensive as climate change, many of us do not know the best way to support. Community-based climate action has a large collective impact, but it can challenging to figure out how to support local, community-based work. We are changing that.
Our Climate Voices augments climate stories to spark climate action. We:
1) Humanize the climate disaster through storytelling. Personal climate stories are often left out of mainstream climate dialogue, but climate change is affecting our communities and our spaces now and it is necessary that we talk about it.
2) Center the voices of those most impacted. Countless people are being impacted by climate change today, but their voices are rarely heard. The perspective of those most impacted are must be represented in climate problem solving.
3) Connect you with grassroots solutions to make a difference today. Together, we can support local solutions and have a large collective impact. We listen to fresh perspectives from grassroots leaders and support their work.
Read our stories below.
OCV 2018 SERIES
“The night the flooding happened, I wasn’t the person who noticed. I was asleep because it was midnight. I have a sister who’s a year older than me and stays up. She was on her computer when she noticed flood water coming under her door. She moved her electronics then woke up my oldest sister. When there’s rain, it goes downwards to the back of the house. My room is at the back of the house and it got worse back there because the house isn’t level.”
"The environmental movement has been predominantly white for a long time. It’s really important to bring new voices, new faces, and new colors to the movement. It’s the Hispanic populations, the Latino populations, and the African American populations that are already seeing the impact of climate change. They are living closer to oil and gas operations, and closer to toxic chemical facilities. The only way that we’re going to get movement and action is if we address this inequality and hear the stories of those directly impacted."