You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.
Let's make this Earth Week not just a celebration of the planet, but also a time of action. Let's use this momentum to ask ourselves if we can do more to help open eyes, change minds and inspire action from others.
The environmental movement has spent the last 20 years pleading with Congress. It's like pleading with the cashier to address your complaint. Sooner or later, you have to take your problem to the manager.
After the Deepwater Horizon exploded a year ago, Andre Gaines jumped at the opportunity to work on the cleanup when BP contractors came calling in his small town. But, soon after, things started to seem unusual.
Those of us in the environmental movement aren't high school sophomores feeling jilted by their first crush. Most of us liked Obama a lot. But when the political going got a little tough, Obama didn't.