Category: Activism

Why Canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a Big Win for the Environment

Why Canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a Big Win for the Environment

After six years of legal battles and controversy, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy announced the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. Though the project sought to bring a lower-cost and lower-emitting energy source to the coal-burning homes and industries in Virginia and North Carolina, many deemed the project unnecessary. They felt it did not...

Toppling Historical Statues and Retrospective Morality: Just How Far Can We Go?

Toppling Historical Statues and Retrospective Morality: Just How Far Can We Go?

2020 has been the year of unimaginable upheavals in practically every sphere of human life. For one, extant coronavirus pandemic has challenged life as we know while questioning the very fiber of modern day capitalism and shaking the core of our global economy. Human relationships, workplace politics, governments and everything else in between has been...

Blackout Day 2020: Here’s How You Can Help End Systemic Racism

Blackout Day 2020: Here’s How You Can Help End Systemic Racism

Today (July 7) is Blackout Day, a movement encouraging blacks and people of color (BIPOC) and their allies to come together in solidarity and end systemic racism through their economic power, by refusing to spend a dime at any business unless Black-owned. How did Blackout Day begin? According to Wikipedia, the event was conceived in 2015...

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity in modern times. Some people find this hard to believe though because in day-to-day life, the climate concern does not translate into an immediate worry. Put differently, when you consider that so far, no city has been swallowed by water or any of the...

10 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following If You Want to Listen to Indigenous Australians and Learn

10 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following If You Want to Listen to Indigenous Australians and Learn

Three in every four Australians hold a negative view about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, according to stark new research this week. As ANU researcher Siddharth Shirodkar explained, these views can lead to widespread racism. This study presents stark evidence of the solid invisible barrier that Indigenous people face in society. But the data...

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Our world seems to be constantly in turmoil. When there is no outright crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, then there are always contentious issues. Issues such as racism, capitalism, immigration, poverty and gender are constantly under discussion. Generally, these discussions are held to proffer solutions. Due to their near-universal and complex nature, one would expect...