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Environmental Movement

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.

Seven Leaders to Inspire You to Act

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Today we announce the seven women and men chosen as our 2014 Prime Movers fellows who will inspire you next or may have already done so.

Kate Sheppard

Phil Radford Reflects On His Time Leading Greenpeace USA

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON –- When Phil Radford took the helm of Greenpeace USA in April 2009, he promised to bring a renewed focus on the grassroots to the environ...

Kate Sheppard

Sierra Club's War On Coal Goes Global

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Sierra Club is going global with its effort to block new coal-fired power plants. The environmental group has claimed at least p...

Surviving Climate Change

Michael T. Klare | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Because climate change is going to inflict increasingly severe harm on human populations, the impulse to rebel is only likely to gain in strength across the planet.

Johnny Depp Doppelganger Marries Tree

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.12.2013 | Weird News

On Sunday, Peruvian actor and environmental activist Richard Torres took tree-hugging to a whole new level by marrying a tree in Buenos Aires, Argenti...

A New Planet: The Duty Is Ours

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Rebecca Solnit

All through my activist life, I've seen police looking for leaders to negotiate with or suppress. A body with a head can be decapitated, but headless organisms charge on as long as some of us remain.

Earth Day Lessons

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Kathleen Rogers

In short, Earth Day participants not only get alot done, they also demonstrate that human beings everywhere are driven by their faith, their conscience, their sense of duty, or by a moral imperative to save the planet. It is staggering to think about one billion people working together in a collective action.

Why Environmentalists Need Hunters

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Nathaniel Loewentheil

Gun-toting environmentalists are rare today, but they don't have to be forever; the Sportsmen's Act is one way to expand their numbers and provide badly needed financial and legislative support for habitat preservation -- and strengthen the environmental movement in the process.

We Need a Sustainable Energy Plan

Lucian Spataro | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Lucian Spataro

Environmental issues haven't been a main topic of the election. Why? Because they have no credible environmental track record to promote (in the case of Obama) or no plan that can be explained in a few words or less (in the case of Romney).

Why I'm Supporting President Obama

Robert Redford | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

We simply can't let Mitt Romney buy the keys to the White House and let the special interests write our nation's energy plan behind closed doors. He'd roll back every step of progress we've made -- not just in the last four years, but the last 40 years.

Pioneering Environmental Scientist and Activist Dies

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Peter Dreier

Described in 1970 by Time magazine as the "Paul Revere of ecology," Barry Commoner followed Rachel Carson as America's most prominent modern environmentalist.

This World Is Not Ours

Rep. John D. Dingell | Posted 06.22.2012 | Home
Rep. John D. Dingell

We have made great environmental gains during the past generation and are seeing attempts to dismantle it. On this 42nd Earth Day, I challenge all Americans to demonstrate a commitment to protecting the air we all breathe, water we all drink, and the land we borrow to sustain us.

Eco Etiquette: Forget Earth Day?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. This week, I had original...

We Were the 99%

Paul Gallay | Posted 04.07.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

But the fact that fracking isn't safe may not be enough to stop it. After all, President Obama himself delivered a veritable infomercial for fracking during his State of the Union address, pushing it as a source of cheap, reliable energy.

Is the Green Movement Dead?

Francesca Olivieri | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Francesca Olivieri

We know the drill. We know we need to turn off the water, stop buying plastic bottles and unplug the toaster. Do these small actions really make a difference?

WATCH: Greenpeace Has Dealt With 40 Years Of @#$% (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

Greenpeace turned 40 years old this week. In honor of the milestone, director Peter Thwaites and production company Gorgeous/Les Telecreateurs pre...

Women as Environmental Change Agents

Melanne Verveer | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green
Melanne Verveer

As we celebrate Earth Day, we would be wise to focus on the role of women as environmental leaders. Investing in women will be critical to addressing the myriad environmental challenges our world faces.

Planet in Sight Series: Shifting From Sacrificial Conservation

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Nathaniel Loewentheil

We need to think and to frame environmental issues in terms of welfare, and we need to tackle environmental challenges first and foremost through political messaging and organizing.

Obama Administration Announces Massive Coal-Mining Expansion

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Despite his administration's rhetorical embrace of clean energy, when push comes to shove, Obama is effectively using modest wind and solar investments as cover for a broader embrace of dirty fuels.

An Invitation to Create Beautiful Actions Seeable From Space (350 EARTH)

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

We need to reach past people's heads to their hearts. Environmentalists have traditionally been more comfortable with the side of the brain that likes bar graphs; we need to engage the rest of our souls in this movement.

Our Planet, Our Selves: The Earth's Symptoms and What to Do About Them

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Human health is more dependent on the health of the planet than the planet is dependent on human health. Unless we learn to live in harmony, we will be expelled from this Garden of Eden.

Greenwash: Nativists Cynically Working to Co-Opt Environmental Movement

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Potok

Environmentalists need to be aware of so-called "progressives for immigration reform" and their true motives. These individuals and organizations do not see protecting the environment as their primary goal.

Stewart Brand On Colbert (VIDEO): Is Nuclear Power Green 'Because That's The Color We'll Glow?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Stewart Brand has been around since right around the inception of the environmental movement. He's best known for the Whole Earth Catalog, published b...

Earth Day 2010: Celebration vs. Cynicism

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

Originally published on The Green Fork. It's hard to believe it's been two years since we launched The Green Fork but there it is, 473 blog posts l...