The past few days have been so exciting for us here at SustainUS, seeing the outpouring of heart and courage so many of you have put towards the first round of our COP22 Creative Challenge, exploring why you engage in our movements for climate justice. If you didn’t submit before the May 1 priority deadline, don’t worry, we will still consider your submissions through the close of the challenge on June 5.

We’re excited to now announce the second and final round of the creative challenge: What? Our Movement Stories.

Your task: create and publish one or more pieces of writing or creative media that explore arguments, demands or analyses of the movements for climate justice

Firm deadline: June 5, 11:59pm ET. Submit here.

This round focuses on the “what” stories – the arguments, demands and analyses of our movements. While in the first round we spoke from our hearts, we now speak more from our heads – what is it that is so troubling about the current state of our society, democracy, energy systems and economy?

We have five suggested topics – from the international Break Free mobilizations that began yesterday, to the role of fossil fuel money in politics – but encourage you to really make the prompt your own. This is your chance to amplify your own work, to write about what really gets you fired up for change.

You can read more about the prompt here. Be sure to check out our Facebook page, where many powerful stories have been shared so far. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if I can support you in any way.