Are you registered to vote in the next election? Are you excited to use your voice in the upcoming midterm election and beyond? We want to feature YOU in our #WeRiseWeVote social campaign to encourage and support young voters in the U.S. Elections!
Bryana Burnham, the leader of Polk County Mulberry Florida Crew is hard at work in her community trying to file a lawsuit against the Board of County Commissioners and other State Reps in their district for failing to act on climate change and putting their health at risk.
The Ocean Township Crew gave each student an opportunity to do something for the environment by providing biodegradable ice cream cones which they instructed to fill with dirt, flower seeds, and water. Once the Earth Day celebration came to an end, a few members of the Crew joined forces with the Garden Club to get the flowers planted and growing!
Earth Guardians Garden Grove Crew joined a movement of youths all over the country, participating in a global project called Parachutes for the Planet.
Tashi Dorji, the Regional Crew Director for Bhutan was invited as a guest speaker at Changriphel Lower Secondary School in Thimphu. He talked about why we must respect the trees and how students can help in saving trees in Bhutan.
Earth Guardians Salt Spring Island, produced a half-day workshop, which they titled "In Celebration of Food," with the Swans and Herons of the Salt Spring Centre School (1st - 4th graders).
Earth Guardians Crew, The Buckley School of Sherman Oaks, California is doing amazing work cleaning up beaches, as well as putting on a No Straws campaign with their Eco Club!
Millennials and younger are about to surpass Baby Boomers as the largest group at voting age in America. If we all voted, imagine the change we could create. Enter #WeRiseWeVote, a campaign by young people for young people, to encourage voter participation in the 2018 midterms.
Now through July 4th, send in your original artwork, inspired by the ocean and how you feel about plastic pollution - don't forget to include a straw!
13 Climate Justice Leaders Imagined as Comic Superheroes
The Earth could use some climate-change-fighting superheroes right about now. And according to a new comic series by the nonprofit Amplifier, there are a few real-life ones in our midst.
Thirteen of them, actually.
On Earth Day, April 22, Amplifier released the comic art series #MyClimateHero, portraying leaders of the modern climate justice movement. Amplifier is a Seattle-based art design lab that facilitates art aimed at “amplifying the voices of social change,” Read the full story by Yes! Magazine
Due to the Trump administration’s drastic tactics before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to silence the voices of youth and keep science out of the courtroom, the trial will not begin on February 5th, as originally ordered by the District Court.
We are awaiting a decision from the Ninth Circuit on the Trump administration’s drastic attempt to evade trial. But that isn't stopping us from making our voices heard
It's January and we’re gearing up for our seasonal Protect our Future (POF) campaign: Protect Our Climate. Protect Our Future is an opportunity for Earth Guardians worldwide to collaborate in unified action. By working together globally with a common vision to protect the planet, we have the power to create systemic profound change in our own local communities. Our Protect Our Climate Campaign is throwing Film Festivals around the globe! Read on for info on how to host your own Film Festival.
Wrapping gifts is a beautiful tradition and brings a little extra festivity to what can be a cold and sometimes gloomy part of the year in the northern hemisphere. Unfortunately, conventional gift wrapping also contributes to a massive global carbon footprint every year. We have some ideas for keeping the fun while minimizing the impact on the planet.
Last day of the #LiquidStache Challenge! Commit to stop using single-use plastic straws and rock your 'stache proudly!
Since 2014, Earth Guardians has been working with young people and children in Africa to strengthen their capacity in environmental education, especially the causes and impacts of climate change. Africa is one of the continents on which the consequences of climate change are more visible.
Through workshops on games, cultural and sports activities, and reforestation festivities, Earth Guardians has educated, trained and accompanied over ten thousand young people in Ghana, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Togo, Nigeria, and Rwanda in Uganda and Somalia.
More than 25,000 trees have been planted.
In order to contribute effectively to the preservation of the environment for the generations, Earth Guardians is expanding its workforce in Africa from day to day, from country to country, to reach more young people and support them as valiant leaders, aware of the current challenges of the world.
Earth Guardians actions in Africa support all ages. For African countries and very low-income populations (generally living on less than $ 1 a day), concerted actions are being carried out with local populations to find solutions to problems of precariousness in certain localities . With population growth in Africa, pressure on natural resources (water, forests, biomass) in addition to the climate crisis, creates a desperate situation in many countries where Earth Guardians is present.
Solutions, such as empowering women, are on the way to development in these different countries of the African continent.
Another priority of Earth Guardians in Africa is to connect young people to environmental education, science and technology so children and young people can learn new technologies used in assessing the state of the environment and climate change. We are committed to preparing children to better understand and respond to the effects of climate change.
Earth Guardians has a team of young scientists from Ghana's universities of agriculture and environment who are very committed to working with all those who wish to accompany us on this new initiative.
The following is a recent letter from Teo Martinez, the Regional Earth Guardian Crews Director in Mexico:
It is a really hard situation in México because it was one of the worse earthquakes in the history of our country. However, we are awake and there is a big movement on the rise here. Post earthquake we are witnessing a multilevel awakening of the spirit, the mind, emotions, social welfare, and a cultural renewal in Mexico as well as for all of humanity.
Thousands of people were displaced from their homes and are currently living on the streets, homeless. In response, we are already revamping our cities and towns incorporating more sustainable solutions. We have permacultural expertshelping us design and rebuild our houses in a ecologically sound ways.