When people can voice their concerns, those in power will make better and more effective decisions. We and partners promote the right to publicly weigh in on local projects and regulations. We promote indigenous participation in the creation of international laws. And we help people seek justice in courts when they have been harmed by pollution.

We Stand With All Fighting for Healthy Communities

Blog Post | November 22, 2016 | Alex Levinson
Recently in London—10 days before the U.S. election—I had the privilege of hearing my friend Eduard Zdor speak. Eduard is a Chukchi leader from the Russian Arctic who founded...

I Stood With Standing Rock Today

Blog Post | November 15, 2016 | Kristen McDonald
I woke up at 3:30 am today to start my trip into San Francisco to for an action to support the communities defending the Missouri River at Standing Rock,...

Arctic Indigenous Leaders Make Historic Address on Shipping

Press Release | October 19, 2016
Six Arctic indigenous leaders from Alaska, Canada, and Russia will travel to London next week to address the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regarding the impacts of shipping in the...

Environmental Groups Are Changing the Pollution Rules in China

Blog Post | October 5, 2016 | Kristen McDonald
When a mine leaks heavy metals into drinking water supply in China, or when school children fall sick due to contaminated soil, or when a factory exceeds its pollution...

If Russians Start Worrying About Coal...

Blog Post | September 12, 2016 | Alex Levinson
When U.S. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met a few days ago to ratify and affirm the climate commitments they made in Paris, that rightly got the...

Tell the President to Stop All Arctic Drilling

Blog Post | June 4, 2016 | Kevin Harun
We need your help. Tell President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Jewell to halt proposed plans to allow drilling in Alaskan waters. Shell recently announced that it is...