CJ Writers Network Updates
Below you'll find links to past writers prompts and updates sent to our network of climate justice writers. Some are time-sensitive, others tap general themes related to climate justice. Writers are encouraged to use and adapt these texts as you work to spread the word about the urgency of climate justice and just transition! (Return to Climate Justice Writers Network)
The It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm campaign highlights the following messages, and our regular memos will provide you with suggestions along these lines. We also encourage you to think of other ways to bring these themes into your writing for local and other particular audiences. If you have story ideas to recommend to our writers, please send them to cjwriters [at] inosa.mayfirst.org:
(Follow links for story ideas on each theme)
- Stories and @leadership of grassroots frontline, fenceline, communities of color. Special attention to Indigenous peoples.
- @Calling out the climate criminals including the U.S. and others who are obstructing the Paris climate negotiations (COP)
- @Gender climate justice--how climate change is impacting women--not with victim frame, lifting up their solutions.
- Just transition to a low-carbon society
- @Keep fossil fuels in the ground
Resources for writers
- Links to local media outlets find places to send your articles and strategies for pitching stories for local media
- COP21 in Paris-Analysis and Updates --reports and analyses from the research team led by John Foran can be useful for writers.
- Updates and Media Advisories from the It Takes Roots Delegation
- Report from Paris -Jay Smith, professor of political science at Athabasca University in Canada offers reflections on the talks
- ===@Links to Delegation News Coverage===
These regular email updates provide story ideas for writers. Some are time-relevant, but most suggest angles for stories that can be useful at any time.
More resources and background on climate justice and the It Takes Roots Campaign
- Paris climate negotiations updates/details/blogs from Climate Justice Activists
- Crude Injustice on the Rails--Report on the disparate threat to people of color and low-income communities from explosions and pollution from crude oil trains in California.
- The People's Climate March 2014: A Climate Justice Story
- [Latino Communities Across US Living in Air Pollution 'Sacrifice Zones'] (Oct. 28, 2015-
> New study adds to growing body of evidence that low-income communities of color are disproportionately impacted by ecological destruction)