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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?

Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded To South African Activist

Ensia | Erica Gies | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Ensia. April 28, 2014 — In 1971, when Desmond D’Sa was 15, South Africa’s apartheid government forcibly rel...

Exiles on Main Street: When Ordinary People Resist the Oil-pocalypse

Reverend Billy | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Reverend Billy

A signature tactic of fossil fuel justice is accusing nonviolent defendants of felonious crimes that will later be dropped, but meanwhile holding them in prison because the bail is too high. Call it "overcharging."

Antonia Blumberg

Celebrate The Winter Solstice With Los Angeles' Own Eco-Pagans | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

When it rains in Los Angeles, few Angelenos would describe it as the patient hand of some sky goddess, brushing away the thick webs of smog. Nonet...

Did Fossil Fuels Save the Whales?

Keith Gaby | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

"Save the Whales" was a rallying cry of 1970's environmentalism. The great sea mammals had been hunted to the brink of extinction and grassroots activists rallied to save them. But there might not have been any whales left to protect if the world hadn't embraced petroleum in place of whale oil a century earlier.

Schwarzenegger Honored By U.S. Forest Service

Posted 11.01.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: One of the nation's most exclusive clubs just received a new member. Actor and former Californ...

Russia Jails Greenpeace Activists


MURMANSK, Russia — A Russian court on Thursday jailed the U.S. captain of a Greenpeace ship along with a Russian photographer and more than a do...

Independence From Terror

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Would the gassed-up "well-oiled" "coal-fired" rogue, petrostates ravage the whole Earth to a point where it is useful only for extraction of natural resources -- Earth as a coal mine? You might wonder where will the super-rich escape to then? To space.