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Nobel Winning Women Agree: World Bank Safeguards Don't Cut It

Nezir Sinani | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

As of right now, the World Bank does not have a mandatory gender safeguard policy. As they note, women and girls make up well over half of the world's population, but they have no safeguard to insure their fair share of Bank projects.

The Blessing of Heritage Languages

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact
Colleen M Fitzgerald

I'm a Fitzgerald, freckles and all, but one piece missing is the mother language that must have been spoken in Ireland by earlier generations of relatives on my father's side.

Capturing Humanity Through the Arts

Steven W. Hawkins | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Steven W. Hawkins

The public space between social activism, advocacy and art can be profound. In their own ways, art and social justice are universal languages. The idea that all people should be treated fairly and respectfully transcends backgrounds and cultures.

A Love That's Louder Than Rage: The Beautiful Revolution

Jacob Devaney | Posted 02.03.2015 | Good News
Jacob Devaney

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Ta'Kaiya about the video while delving into the changing face of social engagement that is bringing healing for our communities and the environment.

Chevron Crowned World's Worst!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Amazon Watch is honored to take the Public Eye Lifetime Award to Chevron's HQ in San Ramon, CA, where we will remind the corporation and the world that it has been globally recognized as the worst corporate actor on the planet. Twice.

Greed and Resistance in Sarawak's Rainforest

Peter Bosshard | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The greed and corruption of a small clique are now turning Sarawak's rainforests into a monoculture of oil palms and hydropower reservoirs. Lukas Straumann documents the local politics, international complicity and desperate resistance in the struggle over one of the world's last paradises.

Love Will Save My Place

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 02.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy I was reading the controversial Canadian journalist Naomi Klein's latest book This Changes Everything, recommended by a colleague ...

Indigenous Kogi on Global Webcast: Restore Balance or Perish

Jacob Devaney | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Human beings with all of our promise and ingenuity are causing irreversible havoc upon the delicate natural systems that sustain all life. This is only a doomsday scenario if people choose to do nothing about it.

Cop 20 Climate Solutions: A Small and Mighty Consortium in the Spotlight

Forest Trends | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

At this year's COP -- where the strong presence of indigenous people is a noticeable difference from meetings of years past -- AIME presents voices that speak of proven strategies and solutions.

Flood Disaster in the Amazon: A Fight Against Climate Change Gets Personal

Forest Trends | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

Images of the Yawanawá community, after flooding (Photo credit: TEDGlobal) The rain hit hard and fast, and in the dead of night. "The people woke...

Uplift Festival Inspires Global Solutions

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Our global paradigm is shifting from one of competition to one of cooperation and the stakes are high as we face many global crises.

A Ministry On Top Of The World

Global Sisters Report | Dawn Cherie Araujo | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion

The story was first published on Global Sisters Report. For most of the year, Tuktoyaktuk is accessible only by air. In the winter, however, it’s...

No, Erdogan, Muslims Didn't Discover America Either

Craig Considine | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
Craig Considine

Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish politician, recently claimed that Muslims discovered America before Columbus. It's a pretty stupid statement -- "we discovered America" -- and one that people and groups continue to make.

Love Letter to Those Awaiting Justice in Ferguson

Gyasi Ross | Posted 01.17.2015 | Black Voices
Gyasi Ross

Many of our Native communities have likewise been peppered with many incidents of police forces -- primarily consisting of outsiders -- that commit bad acts and abuse their powers. You are not alone. We're praying, thinking and focused on the situation in Ferguson and elsewhere.

Nicaragua's Proposed Interoceanic Canal: A Threat to the Environment and Indigenous Rights

Hazel Guardado | Posted 01.03.2015 | World
Hazel Guardado

It is clear that Nicaragua, as the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western hemisphere, is in need of economic development. But what should development efforts look like?

Donny Rico Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due: Judge Kaplan

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Reposted from Eye on the Amazon Chevron's retaliatory RICO case against the Ecuadorians and their lawyers would not have come about were it not for th...

Mascotism and the Redskins

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.29.2014 | Sports
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

"Mascotism," as we might name the use of terms, stereotypes, and images, touches on the very difficult issue of colonialism, domination and racism that is so deeply entrenched in American history and society.

Momentum on Climate Change: NGO Forest Trends Helping to Pave the Way

Forest Trends | Posted 12.26.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

The People's Climate March, Sept. 21, 2014 Last month, an astounding step was taken in the fight against climate change. More than 400,000 peop...

Positive News: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Since Jan. 1, 2013, The Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our Daily Giving Community is honored to support this week.

Amazon Leader Tashka Yawanawá Highlights Indigenous Issues at Global TED Talks

Forest Trends | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Tashka Yawanawá at TEDGlobal 2014 (photo courtesy of TED) As a boy, Tashka Yawanawá watched as the culture of his people was nearly wiped out by ...

Columbus Day In Seattle Replaced With A New Holiday

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council is replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in the city. The resolution that passed unanimously ...

The Climate 'Marchers' Who Fought and Died in the Amazon

Forest Trends | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Participants from Physicians for Social Responsibility at the People's Climate March in New York City, Sept. 21 (photo courtesy of Gloria Gonzalez) ...

What Climate Change Means for Indigenous Peoples

Alina Saba | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Alina Saba

When I was born in an Indigenous Limbu village of Eastern Nepal, no one had heard of climate change. It was impossible, then, for anyone in the village to imagine that I might one day speak at the United Nations during a Climate Summit.

Forests Slow Climate Change, But to Protect Them, You'll Want the Help of Indigenous People

Cándido Mézua | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Cándido Mézua

We can embrace the battle against climate change, but we will continue to protect the forest when new words are used to describe what we do.

The Word 'Redskins' And Natives: We've Earned the Right To Use It How We Want

Chelsey Luger | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Chelsey Luger

When my dad says it, it's endearing. When I see it on the back of a jersey, it's irritating. Yes, I'm talking about the word "Redskins" and no, I'm not particularly troubled if that's a double standard.