is a 6th-generation rancher at Table Mountain Ranch in Oroville, California. Brown's family has been through two large wildfires recently, and are trying to adapt.
Megan Brown is a 6th-generation rancher at Table Mountain Ranch in Oroville, California. Brown's family has been through two large wildfires recently, and are trying to adapt. © Alex Snyder/TNC

How to Help

It's Your Planet. Speak Up.

Share your story this Earth Month, and let's put our voices together.

Each of us was born with a unique voice.

Our stories have never mattered more. Our planet is changing. The facts about climate change are out there. Yet humanity responds more powerfully to stories than straight facts. It's time to speak up for climate action—through our personal stories.

Megan Brown’s Table Mountain Ranch in Oroville, California.
Megan Brown’s Ranch in CA. Megan Brown’s Table Mountain Ranch in Oroville, California. © Alex Snyder/TNC

It's been 50 years since the first Earth Day.

The environmental challenges of our present day are formidable. But humanity can solve these challenges. Look no further than the advances for cleaner air and water sparked by the initial Earth Day in 1970.

As we focus on solving the challenges of a warming planet, it's important not to lose sight of the human element. Too often lost in the numbers, reports and projections are the faces of real people whose families and livelihoods are being affected—right now.

For the 50th Earth Day, The Nature Conservancy invites you throughout the month of April to join in a campaign highlighting the very human side of climate change. We're bringing you face-to-face with the people who are raising their voices about the challenge of our time.

These people are speaking up. It's time we all do.

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Wildfire Remnants A charred tree, left over from a wildfire, on Table Mountain Ranch in Oroville, California—the home of rancher Megan Brown. © Alex Snyder/TNC
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A rancher and her pigs
A rancher and her pigs Recently, Megan Brown chose to remove the electric fence which corralled her pigs at night, and replaced it with a barbed wire version. © Alex Snyder/TNC
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Wildfire Remnants A charred tree, left over from a wildfire, on Table Mountain Ranch in Oroville, California—the home of rancher Megan Brown. © Alex Snyder/TNC
A rancher and her pigs Recently, Megan Brown chose to remove the electric fence which corralled her pigs at night, and replaced it with a barbed wire version. © Alex Snyder/TNC

As Earth Month nears, stay tuned for more.

In the meantime, speak out to your members of Congress about the importance of science and tackling climate change. And learn some tips that can make your next conversation about climate change more productive.