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Environmental Activism

How an Activist Can Become an Effective Lobbyist

Phil Sego | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Phil Sego

"Don't confuse what goes on in this building with democracy..." About 15 years ago, what began as few hours a week volunteering at the Sierra Club's ...

The Global South: The Heart of the Break Free Movement

Hoda Baraka | Posted 04.27.2016 | Green
Hoda Baraka

Many in power in developing economies still cling to the fallacy that progress is only possible by using fossil fuels, rather than taking the opportunity to leapfrog the mistakes of the Global North.

'Knee-deep in Blood': Protestors Disrupt New Orleans Oil and Gas Lease Sale and Prognosticate a Frightening Future

Justin Nobel | Posted 03.25.2016 | Green
Justin Nobel

As the protestors protested, for the better part of an hour, the oil men and oil women, dressed in suits of blue and gray, sat back in their folding chairs and tap-tapped on their smart phones, while drinking the complimentary coffee and looking nonplused.

This Teen Wants To Change The World Through Eco-Friendly Fashion

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.14.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

16-year-old Maya Penn does it all. 8 years ago, the entrepreneur, author, coder and environmental activist founded Maya's Ideas, a fashion company tha...

Social Media and Saving the Environment: Clicktivism or Real Change?

Shannon Dosemagen | Posted 01.28.2016 | Green
Shannon Dosemagen

Environmental sensing networks will grow in the coming years, but the proliferation of new platforms that don't speak to one another is troublesome.

Only You Can Prevent Land Rape

Shan Wells | Posted 01.21.2016 | Denver
Shan Wells

Colorado is a big state. There's lots of mountains, lots of skiing, and normally that's a good thing. Depending on how it's done, ski area enlargement and development can be good for a community. Or it can be problematic. Sometimes it can be REALLY problematic.

Visionary Environmentalist Doug Tompkins Passes Away

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Environmental activists in Chile and around the world mourn the passing of Doug Tompkins, who died in a kayak accident in his beloved Patagonia yesterday. The eminent entrepreneur and conservation pioneer was an inspiring visionary and had the rare gift to turn his vision into practice.

Toxins for Food

Maria G Sanchez | Posted 09.18.2015 | Green
Maria G Sanchez

I couldn't communicate as to why I didn't want to eat, because I didn't know how to get through what I tasted, and how I felt from it. Time passed and I refused to eat at Chicago Public schools, the food was beyond fake to my liking.

4 Things Every Aspiring Environmental Activist Should Know

John Halstead | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
John Halstead

I'm brand new at environmental activism. One thing I have learned over the past year is that it is easy to get discouraged. There's four myths that I think contribute to this, which I want to address.

Do Investors Care About Green Ratings?

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

The programs that produce this environmental information may be inexpensive, politically expedient, far-reaching and especially flexible ways to influence environmental outcomes in a constrained and complicated world. But do environmental transparency programs work? Do they achieve program goals? Do they affect firms' bottom lines enough to motivate change?

A Partnership for the Next Generation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Please join me in celebrating these 20 inspiring youth leaders and the seed grants that we were able to give them.

The Seeds are Planted: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week we were honored to give seed grants of $1000 each to people around the world who are tackling environmental and social problems in their communities.

University Of Hawaii To Divest From Fossil Fuel Holdings

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.29.2015 | College

The University of Hawaii plans to divest all fossil fuel holdings from its $66 million endowment, its Board of Regents announced. The board unanimo...

Joseph Erbentraut

A Group Of Activists Is Using Balloons To Keep Tabs On The Environment | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green

An idea sparked in the aftermath of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history gave way to a community dedicated to democratizing environmental acti...

Be a Somebody

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The environmental issues that we face as a global community are seemingly insurmountable, and the statistics about the impact and pace of climate change are alarming. However, people like Amira, Truth, Ronnie and Tyshane are somebodies who are doing something.

Hanukkah's Lesson For Environmental Activists

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion

The Hanukkah story is an account of a religious miracle, but in it lies another important message -- one that is inspiring some Jewish activists in th...

The Last Undammed River in the Sierra Madre Occidental Is Under Threat

Jaime Rojo L. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Jaime Rojo L.

Despite obvious public opposition and scientific and legal recommendations, Mexico's Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources approved the construction of the Las Cruces dam in mid-September of this year.

Contradictions and Confusion

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Americans need to be reminded that labeling environmentalists as "socialists, extremists", or "radicals" is nothing more than sheer demagoguery. That lesson learned, a major impetus for contradictions and confusion recedes.

The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have To See It To Believe it

Rob Greenfield | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Rob Greenfield

I'm not just dining from the dumpster to meet my needs though. I'm doing this to inspire America to stop throwing away food.

This Is How Thousands Are Getting Ready For The People's Climate March

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

The People's Climate March is just days away, and participants are already making their way to New York City from across the country to join in what o...

WATCH: Who Is The 'Greenest Man In America'?

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

It's hard to argue that it isn't cool to be environmentally conscious these days. The words 'organic' and 'natural' are essential packaging for any up...

Obama's Lost Opportunity, and Ours

Sheila D. Collins | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Sheila D. Collins

Barack Obama forfeited one great opportunity--not only for his own legacy, but for our futures. In the interview with Tom Friedman he seemed resigned to waiting for a series of catastrophic disasters to wake up the American people and their politicians.

ReThink Reviews: Night Moves -- Can You Go Too Far to Protect the Earth?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Night Moves definitely works as a tense, lo-fi psychological thriller. But the environmental dimension is what gives Night Moves its interesting moral dimension, as well as informing the unique world where the film takes place.

The Power of Poop: Using Humor to Inspire Kids About Climate Change

Denis Thomopoulos | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Denis Thomopoulos

There are very serious issues affecting animals and the environment. My jungle characters began to speak up, and who was I to stand in their way?

Global Warming: The Inevitability Trap

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Is the biggest hurdle on climate change outright denial? Or is it the sense that of being overwhelmed and too late, that there's nothing we can do?