Southeast Asian waters are home to some of the most complex and diverse ecosystems on the planet. We help partners protect ocean and coastal waters from plastic trash and increased ship traffic, which is harming wildlife and coral reefs.

Building Zero Waste Campaigns in Vietnam

Blog Post | November 13, 2018 | Nicole Portley, Marine Campaigner
Southeast Asia, and especially Vietnam, is becoming the world’s new dumping ground. Following China’s recent import ban on recyclables, the influx of shipments of international plastic waste has been...

Check Out Grassroots Coal Films

Blog Post | November 7, 2018 | Alex Levinson, Executive Director
Grassroots activists are at the forefront of the fight for a just transition to clean energy. This fight has only become more urgent with the recent U.N. report by...

NEWS FROM THE FIELD: Meet the “Plastic Whisperer”

Blog Post | July 20, 2018 | Domenique Zuber, Advancement Director
Zhao Zhong can determine any type of plastic simply by touching it. This extraordinary skill earned him the nickname “plastic whisperer” when he was sorting through plastic and other...

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...

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...

Report Details Human Rights Violation For US Financed Coal Plant

Press Release | October 21, 2014
Today, the Sierra Club, 350.org, Carbon Market Watch, Pacific Environment, and Friends of the Earth U.S. released a report detailing the catastrophic human rights, labor, and environmental violations at...