Climate Justice

UConn should promote individual composting more

UConn should promote individual composting more

Climate change is a serious issue — in case you weren’t sure. This semester, it was made personal at the University of Connecticut as groups such as Fridays for Future made waves with their strike and subsequent sit-ins pressuring the university to take more concrete action against climate change.

UConn right to halt construction of new natural gas plant

UConn right to halt construction of new natural gas plant

The University of Connecticut is a leader in the state of Connecticut. When we do things right, the state tends to follow suit. But on climate change, arguably the most important issue of our time, we have lagged behind.

Climate denial is not the problem

Climate denial is not the problem

There is an idea currently popular in liberal media that a large portion of the country denies climate change and uses its electoral influence to prevent environmentally friendly politicians from coming to office. This line of thinking is both ignorant and unproductive. By pointing the finger at an imaginary group of uneducated working class people, we both ignore systemic causes of these issues and the real sources of power in this country.  

Fridays for Future holds second mass action event 

Fridays for Future holds second mass action event 

On Friday, October 25, Fridays For Future held a mass action event focused on the prioritization of diversity in environmental spaces on campus at the seal outside Homer Babbidge Library. The protest began at noon with speeches and was followed by a march to Gulley Hall. 

Reject eco-fascism and embrace climate justice 

Reject eco-fascism and embrace climate justice 

Nationalism is always borne out of disruption. This disruption can take many forms, but it most commonly arrives alongside waves of immigration. America’s most xenophobic moments — like the immigrant Know-Nothing party of the 1850s, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 or Trump’s current authoritarian border regime — have come in response to large influxes of immigrants.  

Students march to demand UConn respond to climate change 

Students march to demand UConn respond to climate change 

Hundreds of students protested the University of Connecticut’s lack of climate action by walking out of class, making speeches and marching to Gulley Hall to list UConn-specific climate demands Friday afternoon. 

I shouldn’t need to explain why you should care about our planet 

I shouldn’t need to explain why you should care about our planet 

If your house was on fire, would you deny that it was burning? No, of course you wouldn’t. So why are there still people who refuse to acknowledge the dire situation the planet we live on will face if the government does not take serious steps to stop global warming? 

Pan African Climate Justice Alliance: Building on enduring climate justice movement

Pan African Climate Justice Alliance: Building on enduring climate justice movement

Climate change is having a disproportionate effect on poor communities, especially those along the African coast, said Mithika Mwenda, executive director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), at a lecture Monday afternoon.