China has strong pollution laws on the books, but enforcement lags behind, harming the environment and human health. Through a multi-faceted capacity building program, we help grassroots community groups identify pollution problems and work with local governments to find solutions for cleaning up toxic waste and dangerous emissions.

Help Grassroots Heroes Fight Toxic Pollution in China

Blog Post | December 20, 2021 | Kristen McDonald
I first met Ding Jie a decade ago when she was a college graduate taking on heavy polluters in the big city. Together we toured the city of Wuhu,...

Protecting People from Pollution—and COVID-19

Blog Post | December 5, 2020 | Pacific Environment
While it may seem unusual for an environmental group to provide medical relief, for Zhang Jun, temporarily pivoting his organization to COVID-19 relief made sense. When the COVID-19 crisis...

Our Top 5 of 2019

Blog Post | December 23, 2019 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
With the support of activists like you, we are building people power around the Pacific Rim to fight climate change, defend the oceans, promote open and inclusive societies, and...

Local Solutions to Global Plastic Pollution

Blog Post | December 13, 2019 | Kristen McDonald, China Program Director
Yu Jianfeng recently started fighting “white pollution,” as people in China call plastic pollution based on the ubiquity of discarded white plastic bags. “Plastic is a really big problem...

Three Things I’m Grateful for This Year

Blog Post | November 28, 2019 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
Earlier this month, I was in a rural area of China, up in a mountain village whose residents—mostly small-plot farmers and proprietors of small tourist hostels—had agreed to participate...

Our Top 7 of 2018

Blog Post | January 2, 2019 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
Here are seven accomplishments I’m especially proud of this year. They would not have been possible without your generosity and passion. We won strong international protections for Arctic and Alaskan...