Read, Watch, Do: Earthday

Feeling overwhelmed by climate news? Does it seem like the media inundates you with endless coverage of climate issues? Fear not! Change your climate fatigue into climate courage by staying informed and critically examining the world around you. As Earth Day approaches, it's the perfect time to reflect on our relationship with the planet and take action. Earth Day is a global event dedicated to environmental protection and raising awareness about pressing ecological challenges. It's a day to unite in solidarity for a healthier, more sustainable future for our planet and all its inhabitants. To mark this occasion, we've curated a selection of recommendations to inspire and empower you to make a positive impact!


Climate Justice
Mary Robinson

This book is an introduction to the complexities of climate change as the biggest moral challenge of humanity. In this purpose-driven book, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, argues that an irrepressible driving force in the battle for climate justice could be found at the grassroots level, mainly among women, many of them mothers and grandmothers like herself.

“As advocate for the forgotten and the ignored, Mary Robinson has not only shone a light on human suffering, but illuminated a better future for our world.” - Barack Obama

Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid
Thor Hanson

In  Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid , biologist Thor Hanson tells the remarkable story of how plants and animals are responding to climate adjusting, evolving, and sometimes dying out. It is a story of hope, resilience, risk and unpredictability.


A World to Shape
Ton van Zantvoort

This documentary beautifully shows how big individual impact can be. Young designers Dave Hakkens and Nienke Hoogvliet are 'designers for the world of tomorrow' and highly value sustainability. Where Dave aims to find new, sustainable technology and living posibilities, Nienke focuses on eye-catching design in sustainable materials such as fish-leather. Their process and thinking is absolutely inspiring.

Just Peace recommendation
The 2Doc website contains many more inspiring documentaries about various initiatives, inspiring stories and confronting realities surrounding climate .Check it out!


Come to the Just Peace Movie Night on April 25! The featured film of this edition is Blue Carbon. This film highlights how the Blue Carbon Ecosystem remains "a hidden hero in the global discourse on climate solutions". Nonetheless, with the interest in and number of Blue Carbon offsetting schemes increasing, we wish to explore the possible climate (in)justices through our discussion. Namely, the ethics behind blue carbon credits and the possible exploitation/empowerment of frontline communities. 

After the screening, there will be a speaker discussion and drinks to discuss the topic even more. 

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