Movements are only as strong as the people in it. We partner extensively with environmental and indigenous leaders and groups, nurturing their skills, connecting them to each other, and collaborating with them on campaigns.

Our Top 5 of 2017

Blog Post | January 3, 2018 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
The most powerful force on Earth is people power. Every day, people around the Pacific Rim who are finding new and creative ways to protect us all from climate...

What I'm Fighting for in the Arctic

Blog Post | December 24, 2017 | Verner Wilson III, Arctic Indigenous Leader
One of my most cherished gifts given to me is a beautiful sealskin vest made by my grandmother. She was from St. Lawrence Island in the northern Bering Sea...

Trash Talk: Community Leaders Are Fighting Ocean Plastic Trash

Blog Post | December 17, 2017 | Nicole Portley, Marine Campaigner
Plastic trash is choking our oceans. Meet Dr. Xuan Thi Quach, who is cleaning up one of the world’s top ocean plastic polluters: Vietnam. Vietnam has a rapidly growing...

This Chinese “Environmental Grandma” Fights Rampant River Pollution

Blog Post | November 30, 2017 | Deng Ping, China Program Consultant
Last year, I accompanied Yun Jianli on a surprise visit to a wastewater treatment plant in her hometown Xiangyang in Hubei Province. We were investigating river pollution and asked...

Surprisingly, a Lot to Be Thankful for in 2017

Blog Post | November 24, 2017 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
I’m sad about—and definitely resisting—the Trump administration’s attack on the environment, social justice, and the rule of law in the United States. But I also have a tremendous amount to...

Communities Stand Up to Coal in Putin’s Russia

Blog Post | October 7, 2017 | Jennifer Castner, Russia Program Director
Mass demonstrations are popping up all over Russia. Why? Because people are fed up with breathing, eating, and drinking toxic coal dust. Along the way, these protesters are disrupting...