Nick Engelfried

Nick Engelfried is an environmental writer and activist. He currently lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Green New Deal at UCSD

Divest, decarbonize and disassociate — inside the bold new push to get fossil fuels off campus

Divesting is as important as ever, but it can now be seen as one plank in a more comprehensive approach climate activists are taking on college campuses.

May 15, 2023

Climate activists and water protectors honor pipeline resister Joye Braun with a national day of action

From sparking the resistance to Keystone XL to erecting the first structure in the Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock, Braun was a climate and Indigenous rights movement leader who provided inspiration to thousands and helped train hundreds of people to nonviolently resist pipeline projects.

February 16, 2023

Friday for Future protest

How young climate activists built a mass movement to be reckoned with

What’s clear is that, armed with wisdom from the past and a willingness to experiment that has long been a hallmark of youth climate activism, the movement of the future has potential to further re-shape politics in ways most of us can’t even imagine.

November 23, 2022

Tanga Bay, Tanzania

Climate activists across the Global South and North unite to stop the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

On last month’s annual celebration known as Africa Day, activists in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and elsewhere held demonstrations targeting French oil giant TotalEnergies’ involvement in African fossil fuel extraction projects.

July 18, 2022

stuttgart school strike

Three years after the first global school strike, signs of the youth climate movement’s success are everywhere

The most destructive waves of the pandemic may hopefully be behind us, but the climate movement will almost certainly have to meet fresh challenges head on in the coming months — whether related to events in Ukraine, future COVID variants or completely new international crises.

April 13, 2022

Fossil of the Day

Why activism needs to be part of any meaningful climate education

I am convinced education plays an important role in sustaining the climate movement by empowering new young leaders.

October 15, 2021

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