activism

Thousands Protest Climate and Cost of Living Crises in the UK

Thousands Protest Climate and Cost of Living Crises in the UK

Thousands of people across the UK took to the streets Saturday and Sunday to protest the climate and cost-of-living crises, which demonstrators linked to the country’s dependence on fossil fuels.  Saturday’s protests were joined by thousands of people in major cities from London to Glasgow to Belfast, as the Press Association reported. On Sunday, 250 […]

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    COP27 in Egypt Subjects LGBTQIA+ Climate Activists to Human Rights Abuses

    COP27 in Egypt Subjects LGBTQIA+ Climate Activists to Human Rights Abuses

    The annual UN Conference of Parties to negotiate international climate policy is supposed to be held in different countries and continents in order to make it easier for activists from otherwise overlooked regions (the global south) to attend. This year’s COP27 is in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and while the African placement, Yessenia Funes at […]

    Pride Month Is Over. Now What?

    Pride Month Is Over. Now What?

    Just because it’s July, doesn’t mean we stop celebrating diversity, learning from each other and amplifying LGBTQIA+ voices in the field. Rather, we at EcoWatch, believe in taking what we learn every June during “Pride Month” and applying it to create a more vibrant world view year-round.

    How to Organize a Local Beach Cleanup

    How to Organize a Local Beach Cleanup

    If you live near the coast, you’re probably tired of seeing debris left behind or washed up on beaches. Plastic bags, bottles, food containers, fishing line, toys and even hazardous waste are just a few of the types of garbage that litter our coastlines. Drain runoff, commercial ships and beachgoers are just a few of […]

    Young Activists Disrupt Bonn Climate Talks to Call for Plant Based Treaty

    Young Activists Disrupt Bonn Climate Talks to Call for Plant Based Treaty

    How should the global agricultural system change in order to prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis? A group of young activists believe the answer is a global shift towards plant-based diets, and they are not afraid to make their voices heard. The campaigners disrupted a meeting at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, on Friday to call for a Plant Based Treaty. 

    Meet the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

    Meet the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

    A teenage girl in California who shut down a toxic oil-drilling site; a Nigerian lawyer who got long-overdue justice for communities devastated by two Shell pipeline spills; two Indigenous Ecuadorians who protected their ancestral lands from gold mining. These are just some of the inspiring winners of this year’s so-called “Green Nobel Prize.” The Goldman […]

    To Be a Responsible Climate Actor, Oxbridge Must Institute Fossil Free Research

    To Be a Responsible Climate Actor, Oxbridge Must Institute Fossil Free Research

    On Tuesday, May 17th, more than 50 of us students, academics, and community allies took direct action to expose the deep hypocrisy of our universities’ collaboration with the fossil fuel industry around critical climate-related research. At Cambridge, we occupied the BP Institute on the West Cambridge campus site for 63 minutes to represent the 63 years that fossil fuel companies have known about the dangers of climate change, while at Oxford, we staged a performance at the Saïd Business School representing the blood on our universities’ hands that results from their partnerships with these companies.