Grace Nosek

Episode 5: Kate Higham

Grace chats with Kate Higham, the inaugural Coordinator of the University of British Columbia Climate Hub and a longtime human rights advocate, about the vital connection between human rights and climate change, how corporations might be held legally accountable for harms arising from climate change, and what strategies the Climate Hub has used to build excitement and momentum around climate justice. They talk about the power of youth-led climate movements, and how to find joy in collaborative climate action.

Call to Action

Today’s call to action is to learn about and support youth-led climate initiatives.  Youth across the world are organizing for climate justice in so many different ways, including divestment campaigns, political movements like Sunrise Movement, education initiatives, rallies, and school strikes. They need allies to show up to, support, and amplify their movements. I’ve posted some links to get you started.

Volunteer for Sunrise Movement

Support the Global Youth Climate Strikes

Support the UBC Climate Hub

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Episode 3: Lindsay Borrows

Grace chats with Lindsay Borrows, lawyer, author, and linguist. Lindsay is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. Her love for the land, water and story-telling inspire her to explore law as a way to strengthen relationships between humans and non-humans in the spaces we call home. Lindsay talks about her new book, Otter’s Journey through Indigenous Language and Law, detailing the parallels between the revitalization of Indigenous language and the revitalization of Indigenous law and explaining the power of having law written on our hearts. She tells the story of “Waabooz, onginii-waabigwaniin gaye” about the rabbit and the roses, giving us a window into one way to engage with Indigenous laws, and discusses the critical link between Indigenous law and climate justice.

Call to Action

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Episode 1: Grace Nosek

Grace Nosek, host of Planet Potluck, shares how an injury drives her climate work, how a hopeful climate talk changed the course of her career, and how she’s found community and joy by leaning into climate activism.

Calls to Action

  1. Reach out to somebody, right now, don’t wait—a friend who’s already interested in climate change or one you think cares about social and environmental issues. Ask if they want to go to a climate justice event with you. Sign up to together, or one of the other groups listed on our website. It adds so much love and support to show up to the climate movement with a friend.
  2. VOTE! Look up all of your upcoming local, state/provincial, and federal elections, circle them in your calendar, and commit to looking at candidates’ climate justice platforms. Remember the friend from the first call to action, your climate buddy? Make them your voting buddy too! Have a friend or relative that you always vote with so you can hold each other mutually accountable.

Here are some sites to get you started:

If you live in Canada...

Look up upcoming elections in Canada. Leadnow does grassroots organizing and campaigning around climate justice in Canada.

If you live in the United States...

Look up upcoming elections in the United States. Climate Hawks Vote identifies and supports US politicians who will lead on climate change.

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