Totem Pole Journey to the Clean Energy Justice Convergence

The Natural History Museum is pleased to co-produce a series of expeditions and events on the occasion of the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial in Pittsburgh on September 20-23, 2022. This work is dedicated to frontline communities and will shine a spotlight on the costs, health impacts and environmental devastation caused by extractive and fossil fuel-based energy initiatives.

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Clean Energy Justice Roundtable

This panel brings together frontline communities, including Indigenous elders from the Pacific Northwest and environmental justice advocates from rural Appalachia and the Gulf South. Drawing on intergenerational knowledge and the lived experience of struggle, speakers will shine a spotlight on the costs, public health impacts, and environmental damage caused by extractive and fossil fuel-based energy initiatives.

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The Chief’s Pole: Welcome Program and Blessing

Join us as we welcome an inter-tribal delegation of Indigenous artists and activists who have traveled from the Pacific Northwest to the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial in Pittsburgh, PA with a 14′ totem pole. A program of speakers, ceremony and song is open to the public.

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Rally for Clean Energy Justice

Hear from local organizers and Indigenous, Appalachian, and Gulf South community leaders who are calling out false solutions and calling for clean energy justice.

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