Inside Philanthropy | The IRA will undoubtedly reduce emissions and save lives, but it will do so on the backs of front-line communities. It’s no coincidence that the massive subsidies to the fossil fuel industry will disproportionately impact BIPOC and poor communities across the country. Philanthropy can and should ensure that justice is not further sacrificed. It’s time we invest in their power. Come join us.
Chronicle of Philanthropy | Activist groups are calling on philanthropists to stop focusing so much on technocratic solutions and instead fund local, grassroots activists’ efforts to stop fossil-fuel extraction and promote community-based solutions to the climate crisis. Some philanthropists, including several heirs to the Rockefeller oil fortune, are responding to that call and urging others to follow their lead.
Chronicle of Philanthropy | Rebecca Rockefeller Lambert and Peter Gill Case have created the “Equation Campaign” and pledged a combined $30 million of their personal wealth to the effort. Another $5 million was pledged by other sources so far, with an ultimate goal of raising $100 million.
Alliance Magazine | The climate movement needs to channel the kind of unstoppable momentum we have seen in social justice movements throughout history. That means following the lead of communities on the frontlines of climate catastrophe – often the same communities that are adjacent to fossil fuel infrastructure projects and bear the brunt of the industry’s dirty business.