A Win For Climate Action

I think it is a first step and only a first step. There is so much more work to be done, and so much more to be accomplished in such a short amount of time that Coloradans can’t stop after just one victory because as we know, the oil and gas industry won’t take any steps to protect public health and the environment unless we force them to.

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Caitlin Howard
Fighting Climate Change to Preserve My Culture

Now that I’ve grown up, I’ve seen that it’s been harder to practice our traditions without things we’ve lost through climate change. A lot of our ceremonies and traditions have to do with water and certain herbs, and I’ve seen a lot more scarcity of those necessities throughout the years. It's getting harder to do what we do when our resources are dwindling.

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Caitlin Howard
A Resolution to Support the Juliana Plaintiffs

On Friday, May, 20, 2019,  the City Council of Eugene, Oregon passed Resolution 5265 supporting the right to trial of Juliana v. U.S. and the public trust doctrine behind the case.  The resolution also urged Eugene citizens to support the case by attending events involving the case.

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Caitlin Howard
Be Creative and Determined.

Being young does not take away our autonomy and the power of our voices. Speak because you are affected and will be affected by this issue. Speak for yourself, not because an adult is asking you too. Do not be afraid if you meet resistance. Do not step down if you are not being listened to. Let each of your decisions be a chance to make a difference.

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Caitlin Howard
How To Make People Care

This is how you change people’s minds. Bring it to their front door. Make it matter to them. What’s really at stake with climate change is not just polar bears or permafrost, it is human lives.

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Caitlin Howard
Our Common Cause

We still have much to do, and do quickly, but from Miami to Canada, India, England and beyond, today’s youth have tired of the pollution, and the politics of deceit, and are quickly coming together to solve our common cause, our global climate crisis.

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Caitlin Howard
On Climate, the Youth Must Lead the Charge

Youth often find themselves at the frontlines of human rights abuses, and climate is no different. My generation, and those that will come have the most to lose from the sweeping impacts of climate change. The International Youth Climate Strike last Friday followed in the footsteps of youth-led social movements throughout history, and will be remembered as a turning point in the global climate movement.

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Dylan Plummer Comment
On Resilience.

In today’s world we uphold resilience as a necessary tactic for change but ignore those who have been utilizing it to survive since the day they became themselves.

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Caitlin Howard
The California Wildfires Reopen Emotional Wounds

I’m angry for the people of Butte County, who are being burnt out of their homes. I’m angry for myself and my peers, who are being choked out of our education. I’m angry for the first responders, who are risking their lives battling a problem that should be preventable. I’m angry for the farmers and ranchers, whose livelihoods are being turned to ashes before their eyes.

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Caitlin Howard
Opening Invocation from the Boston October 29 Rally

We gather in support of twenty-one brave young people who have taken up the call of climate justice in a unique and powerful way: we gather to support Juliana versus the United States, Youth versus Government, our country’s children demanding responsible action from their elected and appointed officials who have the power to end our country’s dangerous, polluting ways.

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Caitlin Howard