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.

Coal: It’s What’s for Dinner

Blog Post | January 16, 2013 | Kristen McDonald
A while ago I stopped eating fish, in part because I worried that it might contain an unhealthy helping of mercury—a potent neurotoxin that can cause birth defects and...

Bean Sprout Theater: Learning to Love the Environment

Blog Post | December 20, 2012 | Kristen McDonald
At the stage of Flower Theater in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, a group of environmental volunteers engaged in a strange but wonderful rehearsal. Each of them took a deep...

Tweeting Shuts Down Polluter

Blog Post | October 29, 2012 | Domenique Zuber
Brother Mao was walking along the Xiangtan River near his home of Xiangtan, Hunan Province, when he noticed thick red sewage streaming into the river from a nearby chemical...

Tweeting Shuts Down Polluter

Blog Post | October 1, 2012 | Domenique Zuber
Mao Ge Uses the Power of Social Media to Fight Water Pollution in China. Mao Ge was walking along the Xiangtan River near his home of Xiangtan, Hunan Province,...

Zhao Zhong, a TIME Hero of the Environment, Joins Our China Team

Blog Post | September 28, 2012 | Kristen McDonald
I’m so thrilled to welcome Zhao Zhong, a TIME Hero of the Environment, to our China team. Zhao Zhong is an experienced and incredibly well-respected and successful grassroots leader....

Apple Supply Chain Pollutes Water in China

Report | September 1, 2011
The Other Side of Apple II: Pollution Spreads Through Apple’s Supply Chain A group of Chinese environmental groups, including Pacific Environment’s partner Green Stone Environmental Action Network, decided to...