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We have Indigenous Peoples’ Day, what’s next? 

By Hunter Bischoff and Felipe Fontecilla Bar Harbor, Maine - Oct 14th 2019 Today in Maine, we celebrated the first ever official Indigenous Peoples Day. Changing Columbus day to indigenous day is part of the symbolic actions that the state of Maine has been taking to recognize indigenous people. In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, the Abbe Museum of Bar Harbor invited Sherri Mitchell,...

Financing the African Water Revolution

by Sara Löwgren Stockholm World Water Week – August 26th  2018 During the first day of the annual World Water Week, one of the most anticipated sessions was the Falkenmark Symposium. In the crowded conference room, scientists, politicians, the World Bank, ambassadors, development organizations, technical experts, and many more gathered to discuss the African Water Revolution. More...

When it happens at home

by Sara Löwgren This is a personal story. It is different from our regular blog posts and may present a different perspective. I have written about the impacts of climate change for years. Seeking to inform, animate, and provoke action, I put words to emotions I did not yet know. I am extremely privileged: I still do not know what it feels like when a drought threatens your family’s daily...

Spilling and Killing: Trump’s expansion of US offshore drilling continues

By Sara Löwgren In January this year, a frightening press release shook Americans from coast to coast. Trump expanding drilling in offshore waters! In fear and fury, we spoke up. In Augusta, Maine, more than a hundred people attended the public hearing and the alternative public hearing, both hosted on different floors of the civic center. We were all there: students, fishermen, lobstermen,...

Climate Change: a post-development and post-colonial exploration

My interest in climate justice has been constant through my four years at College of the Atlantic (COA). During my second, third and fourth years I was part of the COA delegations that attended the UN climate negations. In addition, I did my internship at the National University of Mexico in the Political and Social Sciences Faculty where I did research on different ways to promote renewable...