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We are building a creative community addressing the climate crisis through social justice.  


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We use arts and culture to inspire environmental action for social good.


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Our Creative Communication programs communicate tough social and environmental topics in creative ways through arts and culture.
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Our Learning-By-Doing programs develop your leadership skills through real-life problem solving and community service.  
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Our Curated Actions programs create unique opportunities for you to implement and share your ideas, expertise, and solutions.

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Whose stories will you hear?


What stories of frontline climate leadership need to be heard and shared? Nominate Indigenous youth and womxn climate leaders from the global south today:

Written, performed, and edited by: GiGi Buddie, Human Impacts Institute


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Nominate Today - Until March 22nd

The Human Impacts Institute, together with the Tenure Facility and the Ford Foundation, want your help in amplifying the stories of frontline indigenous and local communities, with a particular focus on womyn and youth, from the global south who can inspire a ‘new normal’, championing resilience and equality in the face of the climate crisis.Nominate an Indigenous Youth or Womyn Climate Leader.  Let's amplify stories of leadership that matter!

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A Message from Our YAC

Hi! We are the Youth Advisory Council (YAC),  a new addition to HII. The YAC consists of eleven youth activists from across the world. We are dedicated to bringing youth into the forefront of the climate conversation. Youth are not only those who are going to be affected by climate change, but we are also the ones who are going to lead this world in just a few years. Already, we have begun our new projects, which will include an anthology of creative climate writing and art, a short podcast explaining environmental justice simply, a guidebook for how to take legislative action, developing an elementary-level climate curriculum, and expanding our network through youth-focused social media outreach. We know that youth are the key to stopping climate change, and we all need to work together to make that happen.

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For less than the price of one coffee per month, your membership supports our mission and helps us use the arts and culture to engage more people in making a more just and livable world.

Nominate Today 

Know an amazing New Yorker leading on environmental health work?  Nominate them for our Environmental Health Fellowship in partnership with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Urban Systems Lab of the New School, Brooklyn Public Library, and the Moth.