Author Archives: julierong

About julierong

I am a 20 year old student from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. I'm studying abroad at Jacobs University this semester - this is my travel blog!

What’s a Movement, anyway?

Written by Julie Rong, Team Eastern Massachusetts, New Media and Video Coordinator Climate Summer was a summer of firsts. It’s the last Sunday of the last week of the program, and I still sometimes wonder how I ended up here. … Continue reading

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Less is More

Written by Jamie Garuti, Team Eastern Massachusetts, Events Coordinator  In the movie Castaway starring Tom Hanks, the main character gets stranded on an uninhabited island and must fight for survival, turning almost barbaric in the process. When he is finally rescued, he … Continue reading

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Building an Inclusive Movement

Written by Jamie Garuti, Team Eastern Massachusetts, Events Coordinator  Last night I waited in line with my teammate to pay for our groceries. It had been a long day – it was already almost 9pm and we still had to … Continue reading

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Cycle Away: Ride from Brockton to Fall River

Written by Jordan Mlsna, Team Eastern Massachusetts, Outreach Coordinator  Doleful streets Where cars move fast But nothing else moves at all Give way to a breezy seaside lane Thousands of reeds Tap each other, whisper Sunlight overflows The only affront … Continue reading

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What are you fighting for?

Written by Aaron Karp, Team Eastern Massachusetts, Team Leader As a member of Climate Summer, my mission is to convey the explicit urgency of the climate crisis and encourage those I meet to join the climate movement. But as I … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Brayton Point

Written by Alexis Russell, Team Eastern Massachusetts, Media Coordinator  I’ve been to protests before. I remember walking through the streets of San Francisco with my dad at my first protest when I was ten, protesting the war in Afghanistan. I … Continue reading

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Sweating the Small Stuff

 By Jamie Garuti, Team Eastern Massachusetts, Events Coordinator            In general, I struggle to take time for self-reflection and to look at the big picture. I have tried keeping a journal several times in my life, … Continue reading

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Lights. Camera. Action.

Written by Aaron Karp, Team Eastern Massachusetts, Team Leader  It felt like I had just learned about a meteor that had been hurtling towards Earth since before I was born, a planetary crisis that the media had for some reason … Continue reading

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The Why

Written by Julie Rong, Team Eastern Massachusetts, New Media and Video Coordinator  Arnie Danielson is a man with a big soul. He’s easy to recognize by his long gray ponytail and his wide-brimmed straw hat (a black beret in the … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Movement

Written by Jordan Mlsna, Team Eastern Massachusetts Outreach Coordinator  I had the slight inclination to assert that this choice of what to do with my summer had the potential to be profound. It was vague in the description. I wondered … Continue reading

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