$5,000 to support work towards healthier, more sustainable mountain communities and ending mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia through education & organizing, direct actions and land easements inspired Larry Gibson, the late founder and inspirational leader of Keeper of the Mountains, whose family has been able to protect their ancestral home on Kayford Mountain amidst 7,500 acres of MTR sites.
$5,000 to support the Protecting Mother Earth Conference, co-sponsored by the Indigenous Environmental Network and Indigenous Climate Action, an Indigenous-initiated, designed and led event held within the territories of the Nisqually Nation, near Olympia, Washington, for the purpose of uplifting the critical voices of those on the frontline battles against environmental injustice and climate change.
$2,500 to support grassroots and movement building and community monitoring activities to oppose oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline, which would move fracked oil across 11 South Louisiana parishes disproportionately impacting African American communities and destroying over 600 wetland acres and disrupting some 700 water bodies, including the freshwater marshland of the Houma Nation and the fragile Atchafalaya Basin ecosystem.
$5,000 to support the Grassroots Grow Deep Indigenous Climate Justice Gathering hosted by the Cold Lake First Nation in northern Alberta, Canada, a First Nations organized and led gathering to discuss climate justice and share skills towards climate action.
$2,500 to support efforts to oppose over 6,500 acres of mountaintop removal coal mining operations on and nearby Coal River Mountain in West Virginia, utilizing an approach of intensive monitoring and public pressure to reveal a pattern of regulatory violations in order to shut down existing operations and deny new permits.
$2,500 to support the 8th Extreme Energy Extraction Summit in Detroit, MI bringing together a wide variety of leaders representing groups across the country who are resisting all forms of energy extraction, specifically through providing travel support to participants from frontline communities with limited access to resources.
$5,000 to support travel costs and frontline community led-actions at the JPMorgan Chase Annual General Meeting. The actions served to escalate pressure on the bank to respect Indigenous rights and divest from fossil fuels by ending investments in the tar sands sector.
$1,000 to support travel and participation of a key partner in the Fossil Free Festival to conduct trainings and media work in support of frontline communities fighting Alberta tar sands and fossil fuel extraction in the Gulf Coast.
$2,500 to support the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe hosting a series of mobilizations together with local allies around the theme of ‘Connecting the Sacred’ to highlight and challenge various fossil fuel projects in south Texas that are cumulatively impacting sacred sites, animals, communities and the climate, including plans to transform the coastal landscape of the Rio Grande Valley into an industrial fracked gas export hub.
$2,500 to support rural community efforts in Minnesota to stop a new tar sands pipeline from Enbridge, Inc. that would traverse over 1,000 miles from Hardisty, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, transporting an average of 760,000 barrels of crude oil from the Alberta tar sands each day, as well as pressuring Enbridge to decommission an existing pipeline it plans to abandon and to remediate the soil and water contamination left behind.