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Why I fight for climate justice | Xiye Bastida

In a deeply moving letter to her grandmother, Xiye Bastida reflects on what led her to become a leading voice for global climate activism -- from mobilizing school climate strikes to speaking at the United Nations Climate Summit alongside Greta Thunberg -- and traces her resolve, resilience and profound love of the earth to the values passed down to her. "Thank you for inviting me to love the world since the moment I was born," she says. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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Children urged to strike against lack of action on climate emergency

Schoolchildren to protest on Friday in first such action since coronavirus pandemic struckSchoolchildren around the world are being urged to go on strike to protest against a lack of action on the climate crisis.Children and their supporters are invited to take to the streets on Friday, if it is safe to do so, or to go online with their protests “in whatever way suits you best”, according to the organisers. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Education, Children, Climate Change, Environment, Society, UK News, World news, United Nations, Schools, Environmental Activism, Extreme Weather, Greta Thunberg, Coronavirus outbreak, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021

This Week In Trailers: The Comedy Store, After So Many Days, I Am Greta, Wolfwalkers, Bigorexia

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we pay a visit to a historic comedy venue, live on the road to try to hit it big, save the world, catch the latest by Oscar-caliber...
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20 Films from the 2020 Venice International Film Festival - Quick Recaps

Cate Blanchett, President of Jury - Image courtesy of La Biennale ASAC - Photo: Andre Avezzù   (Venice, Italy) Many people expressed concerned about the dangers of attending a film festival during a pandemic. For me, it was worth taking a chance. I have worked with La Biennale di Venezia for more than two decades, and trust the institution to do everything in its power to maintain high standards. Cinema is such a crucial art form that it was imperative to demonstrate how a film festiv...
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A Nobel for Thunberg? In the age of climate change and virus, it is possible

This year's Nobel Peace Prize could go to green campaigner Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement to highlight the link between environmental damage and the threat to peace and security, some experts say. The Swedish 17-year-old was nominated by three Norwegian lawmakers and two Swedish parliamentarians and if she wins, she would receive it at the same age as Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate thus far. Asle Sveen, a historian and author of several books about...
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All the best movies we saw at Toronto Film Festival, ranked (including 'I Am Greta')

The Toronto Film Festival is here and we're (virtually!) attending. Here's everything we've seen, ranked, including a new Greta Thunberg documentary.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Official Trailer for 'I Am Greta' Documentary About the Earth Activist

"I don't care about being popular. I care about climate justice." Hulu has debuted the official trailer for a documentary titled I Am Greta, formerly known as just Greta, telling the story of inspiring climate activist Greta Thunberg from Sweden. The vibrant documentary follows teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on her international crusade to get people to listen to scientists about the world's environmental problems. It begins with her school strike that started in 2018, all by hersel...
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How Rainn Wilson Became a Climate Change Warrior and More Insights From Variety’s Sustainability in Hollywood Summit

Rainn Wilson has made the pivot from a “slacktivist” to a full-on fighter for a more sustainable future – and through his YouTube series “An Idiot’s Guide to Climate Change,” “The Office” star hopes to inspire others to do the same. In the six-episode series, from his digital media company SoulPancake, Wilson experiences the effects […]
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Hulu Unveils Trailer & TIFF Screening Dates for I Am Greta

Hulu unveils trailer & TIFF screening dates for I Am Greta After receiving rave reviews from critics at last week’s Venice Film Festival, Hulu has announced new screening dates for the Toronto International Film Festival and the first trailer for the upcoming documentary I Am Greta centered on celebrated young Swedish activist. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh =...
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Do you feel sorry for first year university students?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Said by Dickens many years ago but with eerie relevance to our current situation.The global pandemic is itself an overwhelming health tragedy. Moreover, it has laid bare so many other local, national, and global issues that have been simmering beneath the surface. To name but a few: health systems that treat the sick—if they can afford it—rather than social systems that maintain and promote health; online communities that replace a sense of ...
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‘I Am Greta’ Director on Why Greta Thunberg Can Get Audiences Back to Cinemas

Filmmaker Nathan Grossman has followed Greta Thunberg’s remarkable journey from the earliest stages of her school strike for climate in 2018 to the United Nations Climate Action Summit last September, often operating as a one-man band shooting quietly in the background with fairly basic camera equipment. “As the movement grew and she grew, and the […]
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Greta Thunberg says Venice documentary shows her real self

Global climate activist pleased with film’s portrayal of her as a ‘shy nerd’ A documentary following Greta Thunberg and her journey from Swedish schoolgirl to global climate activist accurately portrays her as a “shy nerd”, the teenager said as the film premiered at the Venice film festival.Director Nathan Grossman recorded Thunberg’s everyday life for a year, chronicling her rise to fame from the beginning of her school strike outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018 to her trips around th...
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‘I Am Greta’ Review: Hulu’s Documentary Portrait of the Young Eco-Warrior Never Quite Gets to Know Her

Who is Greta Thunberg? On the one hand, practically everybody on the planet knows: She’s the Swedish teenage climate change activist with the Pippi Longstocking braids and the stern, strident oratorical style, who has resolved to be a thorn in the side of all major world powers until they make her environmental agenda their top […]
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Venice 2020: 'I Am Greta' is an Emotional, Inspiring Portrait of a Hero

"I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet, you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you!" Yes - preach! We all know who she is, we've all seen her speeches. Greta Thunberg is an inspirational hero, a passionate activist and defender of this beautiful planet we all live on. I Am Greta is a new documentary profile of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, marking the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Nathan Grossman. It's an emotional, intim...
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Greta Thunberg: don't dump climate crisis on children to fix

World political leaders must step up on the environment, activist tells Venice film festival showing of documentary about herThe Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has called for more action to be taken to address the climate crisis, which she says has slipped dangerously off the political agenda.Thunberg appeared by video link at the Venice film festival where the film, I Am Greta, has been screened. It documents her life as one of the most famous teenagers in the world after she became the figure...
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Greta Thunberg Hulu Doc Gets European, North American Theatrical Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Greta Thunberg documentary “I Am Greta” will get the big-screen treatment in cinemas across Europe, North America and Australia this fall. U.K. sales agent Dogwoof has secured a raft of sales and global territory releases for the Nathan Grossman-directed film about the young Swedish activist, which enjoys its world premiere in Venice on Sept. 4. […]
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Davos 2021 is postponed — here's what you need to know about the invitation-only conference that brings billionaires together with business and political leaders at a Swiss ski resort

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a panel discussion during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The World Economic Forum (WEF) postponed its annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 2021 to "early next summer."Countless business leaders, 53 heads of state, and a handful of celebrities attended last year's meeting, and the program featured big names including President Trump, ...
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Greta Thunberg: What she did during her year-long school break

The 17-year-old has gone back to education after a year of climate change activism.
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Greta Thunberg returns to school after year of climate activism

Swedish environmental activist says she’s heading back to the classroom after travelling the world, spreading her conservation message Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg said has returned to school after a year off campaigning to curb climate change.“My gap year from school is over, and it feels so great to finally be back in school again!” the 17-year-old tweeted, attaching a smiling photo of herself with a schoolbag on her back and her hands resting on a bicycle. Continue reading...
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Another two years lost to climate inaction, says Greta Thunberg

Two years on from her first school strike, activist attacks ‘ignorance and unawareness’Greta Thunberg: the world is still in a state of climate crisis denial Two years on from Greta Thunberg’s first solo school strike for the climate, she says the world has wasted the time by failing to take the necessary action on the crisis.Thunberg’s strike inspired a global movement, and on Thursday she and other leading school strikers will meet Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, which holds the rota...
Tags: Climate Change, Germany, Angela Merkel, Environment, World news, Environmental Activism, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, School climate strikes

United We Are Unstoppable Shows There's More to the Youth Movement Than Greta Thunberg

In two years, Greta Thunberg went from anonymous teenager to international spokesperson for the youth climate movement. To be clear, Thunberg’s role as global phenom is an unwanted one, and she’s often used her platform to young adults fighting for a habitable planet. Yet the world remains fixated on…Read more...
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Mauritius weeps as the island is surrounded by oil

The Wakashio freighter spilled 4 000 tonnes of oil into the sea off the Mauritian coast. Now the island’s residents are working together to recover from the disaster. The post Mauritius weeps as the island is surrounded by oil appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Tourism, Greenpeace, Oil Spill, Mauritius, Openaccess, Big Oil, Top Six, Ecological Disaster, Greta Thunberg, COVID-19, Wakashio disaster

Petrostates in a post-carbon world

“This is our biggest compliment yet.” Greta Thunberg answered with these words to the comments by OPEC’s Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo that climate concerns were becoming the organization’s “greatest threat.” An increasing number of people view fossil fuels, and petroleum in particular, as the key cause of climate change and thus as the greatest threat to Humanity.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will turn 60 in September and is facing unprecedented challenges a...
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Fred & Farid Los Angeles making an impact with work for HP, cognac brand Louis XIII and Greta Thunberg's Fridays For Future

Small Agency of the Year, Newcomer, Gold: Fred & Farid Los Angeles
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Save The Bees Activity Kit

It's time to have the "birds and bees" talk with your little one. No, not that talk–the one about the importance of our planet’s pollinators! This kit is an environmental teaching tool that doubles as a fun activity. It includes wildflower seeds, a mat to track the flowers that grow, and stickers of the pollinators they'll see enjoying their garden (think: bees, butterflies, and birds). Once they've completed their conservationist duties, they’ll be awarded a Pollinator Protector Merit Badge. Wh...
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Pollinator Protector Activity Kit

It's time to have the "birds and bees" talk with your little one. No, not that talk–the one about the importance of our planet’s pollinators! This kit is an environmental teaching tool that doubles as a fun activity. It includes wildflower seeds, a mat to track the flowers that grow, and stickers of the pollinators they'll see enjoying their garden (think: bees, butterflies, and birds). Once they've completed their conservationist duties, they’ll be awarded a Pollinator Protector Merit Badge. Wh...
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UN calls on youth activists to advise on climate crisis and Covid-19 recovery

Seven young people will take on roles to “provide perspectives, ideas and solutions” Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYouth climate activists are to advise the UN secretary general on the climate emergency as part of a new effort to bring young people into decision-making and planning on the crisis.Seven young people, aged between 18 and 28, will take on roles to “provide perspectives, ideas and solutions” to the secretary general, António Guterres, aimed at helping to...
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Greta Thunberg To Donate Million-Euro Humanitarian Prize To Climate Causes

She said the money she won with the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity “will help me do more good in the world.”
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Greta Thunberg won a $1.15M humanitarian prize. She's donating it all to environmental groups.

Some of Greta Thunberg's $1.15 million in prize money from the         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Greta Thunberg won a $1.15M humanitarian prize. She's donating it all to environmental groups.

Some of Greta Thunberg's $1.15 million in prize money from the
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