Crew Spotlight: Earth Guardians Udine, Italy

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Aran is a 16-year-old from Udine, Italy that just recently started an Earth Guardians Crew, but has been active in his community since 2016 trying to protect the Alberone torrent from an unsustainable hydroelectric power station.

The torrent is part of 2% of Italian waterways in conditions of high naturalness, demonstrated by the presence of freshwater (native) shrimp, protected by the European Union because it is at risk of extinction. Together with the "Amici del Torrente Alberone" committee, he managed to collect a thousand signatures in the petition in defence of the torrent. The stretch of torrent affected by the control unit project would be in the municipality of Savogna, in the province of Udine. He says the work would end up breaking the magic of an uncontaminated nature.

Last winter, they managed to get the project closed, but the San Dorligo della Valle company did not give up and filed a request again in January of this year for the environmental impact assessment procedure. The battle is not over and Aran and his Crew do not intend to give up this fight.

Follow their FB page to keep up with the work this passionate Crew will be doing!

#EarthGuardians #UdineItalyCrew #passionateyouthwillsavetheworld

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Earth Guardians and other #YouthVGov plaintiffs imagined as superheroes by Amplifer

Earth Guardians and other #YouthVGov plaintiffs imagined as superheroes by Amplifer

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

February 5 - We Would #RatherBeInCourt

February 5 - We Would #RatherBeInCourt

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

Protect Our Future: Protect Our Climate, Winter 2018

Protect Our Future: Protect Our Climate, Winter 2018

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.

Earth Guardians Africa Making a Change

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.