We nurture creative activism and leadership among local partners and their many community volunteers in the Pacific Rim. With every local win, we build people power to pressure for national and global action on today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Forward on Climate – Impressions from a Day of Action

Blog Post | February 19, 2013 | Dorsey Kilbourn
When I arrived at 1 Market Plaza in San Francisco this past Sunday, I saw an entire city block filled with people demanding  that President Obama block the Keystone...

Russian NGOs Challenge “Foreign Agents” Label

Blog Post | February 8, 2013 | Evan Sparling
  Since late last year, Russian NGOs that receive support from abroad are required to register as “foreign agents” under new legislation aimed at discrediting NGOs by labeling them...

“In the Russian Far East, it’s easier to meet a poacher than a tiger.”

Blog Post | December 21, 2012 | Galina Angarova
Poaching is the principal threat to the Siberian tigers’ survival. The animals are killed in retaliation for attacking cattle and as hunting trophies. There is also demand for their...

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...

Why Protect the Great Barrier Reef When You Can Have Yourself an Aquarium?

Blog Post | October 29, 2012 | Doug Norlen
I don’t know about you, but I prefer my nature wild, not behind Plexiglas. Sadly, not everyone agrees. In early October, the U.S. Government’s export promotion agency, Export-Import Bank,...