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Inspiring Global Climate Action

Keeping global warming below +1.5 degrees Celsius will not be achieved in Paris, Washington DC, or Glasgow alone. Efforts against climate change will mostly occur at the grassroots level, where activists throughout the world work for a greener and more sustainable future. Together with the non-profit organization 1014, we engage with urban practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic, who inspire and spark action in cities.

Housing

Housing Los Angelenos Is a Human Right and Can Fight Climate Change

Decades of housing shortage has submerged Los Angeles in a humanitarian and sustainability crisis in the midst of extreme weather. But a growing group of volunteer Angelenos are building the movement to house LA and reverse climate change.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA

Climate

La Plaza Cultural: the Wisdom of a Visionary Garden

‘Radical acts of gardening’ more than 40 years ago were visionary actions to reconnect with nature, which anticipated the challenges facing our cities today to fight climate change.

NEW YORK, NY, USA

Climate

Gardening Decentralized Healing in Los Angeles for a Damaged Planet

In Los Angeles, a guerrilla garden proved that cultivating collective healing is possible where hardship prevails. Gardening is where healing the body and healing the planet meet and paves decentralized ways for ecosocial renewal in cities.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA

Climate

Locals Give Canadian Cities Butterflies. From Their Backyards

In Canadian cities a neighbour-led movement is unfolding the potential of backyards to provide pollination routes for monarch butterflies. Also it is a call on locals to become Beebnb hosts — the Airbnb for wild bees.

TORONTO, ON, CANADA

Climate

We Are Here Venice. Back Soon but Better

Now that Venice is back for its residents, culture and science are stimulating an urgent debate on its future. Some answers might already lie in the natural capital of the lagoon. If we can't save Venice, what does that mean for the rest of humanity?

VENICE, ITALY