On March 15, 2019, New Voices joined thousands of youth in California and over a million worldwide in the Youth Climate Strike, a youth-led protest demanding legislative action against the looming threat of climate change.
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2018 Fall Print Newsletter; celebrating 25 years of defending the forest, planting the seeds and building community.
The air was thick and the morning sun was shaded by smoke from the catastrophic Butte Fire, like heroes in an action movie, grassroots grantees braved the bad air and poured into the First Unitarian Church of Oakland for our annual Grassroots Convening.
Twenty-five years after California recognized 1,2,3, Trichoropropane as a carcinogen, the state has finally established maximum contamination levels in drinking water, leaving many residents wondering what to do next about their drinking water which has 123 TCP over these limits.
This year, the Rose Foundation and New Voices are Rising will participate in California’s new Community Air Protection process in collaboration with the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, California Air Resources Board, and other stakeholders, community groups, and West Oakland residents.
I’m choking on toxic air… / the fumes are so hazardous – it just ain’t fair… / I’m calling out every generation before mine… / Our mothers, fathers, grandparents and so on who be telling us ‘it’s fine’…” Last week, New Voices Are Rising student Michelle read her poetry about inheriting toxic pollution to an audience of friends, family, program partners, and other community members at New Voices’ annual Climate Justice Youth Summit.
The early Internet promised the world a wealth of content to watch, read, and listen to. Few would say the Internet hasn’t delivered on this promise, but users everywhere feel unsettled at the potential for web companies to watch, listen to, and observe them. “The online medium opens many new avenues for communication, but also has been structured as a form of ongoing surveillance and manipulation,” says Jeff Chester, the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Democracy, a grantee of the Rose Foundation’s Consumer Privacy Rights Fund. Working closely with other civil society organizations, the Center for Digital Democracy is forging solutions for protecting privacy online and expanding the public’s awareness of the use of their data.