discussion forum

Environmental Groups

Oct 14 2015 - 07:15
Author: 
Stephanie McMillan

Skewed News —About 20 years ago, in a conversation with a Bangladeshi organizer, the topic of NGOs* came up. He spat in disgust: “I hate NGOs.” At the time, I didn’t really get why he was so vehement about it. I knew NGOs had negative aspects, like siphoning off some revolutionary energy from the masses, but I also still half-believed their claims that their work was more helpful than not. Didn’t you have to be kind of a dogmatic asshole to denounce free health care and anti-poverty programs? But I didn’t yet fully appreciate how terrible they really are.

Sep 21 2015 - 13:00

A new report on the health of the ocean finds that the marine vertebrate population has declined by 49 percent between 1970 and 2012.

Aug 22 2015 - 18:00
Author: 
x344543

On or around August 13, 2015, many news sources, including especially mainstream environmental news sources announced with great foreboding that "Earth Overshoot Day" occurred at its earliest point during the calendar year in recorded history. In case one is not familiar with Earth Overshoot Day, there is a wesbite devoted to it, which explains the concept in simple, concise, and stark terms:

Jul 5 2015 - 15:00
Author: 
Brad Schenk
Newsome flag

“What Does ______ Have to Do with Rainforests?!”

This week, RAN posted a message of support on Facebook about the courageous civil disobedience by Bree Newsome in South Carolina. And, as a testament to the social justice leanings of our community, our post was met with predominant support.

However, there was also the de rigeur Internet Indignance.

“Why is an environmental group talking about ____?” “What does this have to do with rainforests?!!” “You no longer have my support!” We always expect these responses.

Jan 23 2015 - 13:15
Author: 
Jimmy Betts
BXE activists at FERC

Washington, DC – In a bold moment of non-violent coordinated efforts, 16 members of the climate, energy, environmental, social, and ecological justice community coalition Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) successfully disrupted the monthly “business-as-usual” Commissioner’s Meeting at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Jan 2 2015 - 20:30
Author: 
Dru Oja Day

There is a strong current within funding circles that would like subsequent campaigns to follow the "caps" model. After the 2010 signing, a representative of Pew Charitable Trusts, a key backer of the deal, told journalist Dawn Paley that they “would love to have similar talks with the oil and gas industry and also with the mining industry as well.”

Aug 4 2014 - 19:30
Author: 
Lindsay Abrams

Why did the Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest environmental NGO, permit an oil and gas company to drill a well on land it pledged to protect?

Jul 12 2014 - 06:15
Author: 
SCNCC

Residents of Detroit, Michigan took steps to keep the H2O in their taps flowing on Thursday, physically blocking a private corporation from shutting off their water. 

Common Dreams reports

Jul 3 2014 - 08:00
Author: 
Jon Queally

In anticipation of an upcoming climate summit of world leaders scheduled for New York City at the end of this summer, advocates of bold and transformative action to curb global emissions and avert the worst impacts of global warming are both speaking out andreadying action.

Aug 18 2014 - 16:00
Author: 
Brad Hornick

A very large and loud event is about to reshape New York City once again this September – and likely propel social change across the continent. A coalition of organizations under the banner of the "People's Climate March", has pledged to make this event in New York City an opportunity for an unprecedented climate mobilization.

Pages

Subscribe to Environmental Groups