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An Open Invitation to Climate Philanthropy

An Open Invitation to Climate Philanthropy

                           Watercolor by Maisie Richards & Lokotah Sanborn, Creative Wildfire project. Dear Climate Funders,       We are living through a time of immense and escalating challenges. We are in a decade of crisis, collapse, and transition that holds...

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Youth Spotlight: Nyiesha Mallet

Youth Spotlight: Nyiesha Mallet

“We are seeing that no one else is going to fight for youth of color like youth of color. We don't need people to speak on behalf of us when we can speak for ourselves”. Meet Nyiesha Mallet, a youth activist at UPROSE in Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn's oldest Latinx led...

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Jeff Bezos, Here Are 4 Simple Ideas for Spending Your $10 Billion Well

The field of climate change philanthropy is far from simple. Newly-minted funders, despite good intentions, can actually do harm to communities they’re trying to help, and undermine climate targets they’re trying to reach. Perhaps the most important lesson we hope you’ll draw from this letter is: there is nothing worse The Earth Fund could do than meet behind closed doors and unilaterally decide what is best for people who live the realities of climate change every day. If you are sincere, you must share the power of your fund with folks on the ground.

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