Not Too Late: Book Review

Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility edited by Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Lutunatabua is an anthology of essays, stories, articles, and lists assembled to pivot the climate story away from despair … Read more

A Look at Egypt Post-COP27

Sign about plastic pollution

Long before COP27, I had plans to visit my mom where she was teaching in Egypt, for Christmas. During the COP, XRPDX brought to my, and many others’ attention, the human rights violations against political activists by Egypt’s regime. We rallied at Pioneer Courthouse Square in November in support of Alaa Abd El-Fattah and an estimated 60,000 people unjustly behind bars.

What Is Outdoor School Without a Campfire?

Our mother cedars, that emblematic tree of the Pacific Northwest, our very own trees of life are dying. Their shallow root systems cannot compete with the maples and they dry out in our sandy soil, making them a haven for insects. Our cedars are dying, and I wonder how our forests, and the animals, human and nonhuman alike, can go on without them. 

Climate Crisis: Looking at the Bigger Picture

Nakate talks about her own story of becoming an activist in a country where protesting could lead to her arrest. She highlights the moment at the World Economic Forum in Davos where she, the only activist from Africa, and the only Black activist, was cropped out of a photo of youth climate activists