Communities at the heart of climate action


Explore the stories of ten people fighting the climate crisis

On this World Environment Day 2021, we are launching the full story collection “Communities at the Heart of Climate Action.” The initiative showcases ten amazing individuals going above and beyond to tackle the climate crisis in their communities. They are an inspiration as the world races against time to slow down climate change and restore the damages already made by rising global temperatures.

These community members witnessed wildfires, extreme heat, floods and other climate change impacts firsthand—and watched them impact people and places they love. They decided to take matters into their own hands to improve the quality of life of their communities across the country: from Fresno, California, to Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

These personal stories told through words, photos, audio and maps show that community activism works, and is essential to make the Earth a more livable place for all of us.

This project was done in collaboration with Central Valley Air Quality Coalition, HECHO, Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert PeakDefiende Nuestra TierraCreation Justice Ministries and Better Wyoming.