Five small things you can do to help bees this spring

Spring is here — and that means life is blooming once again.     Pollinators need our protection. As temperatures warm, flowers are poking up from the thawed ground, and bees are stirring to pollinate them. But between pesticides and global warming, our best pollinators are still in trouble. We’ve put together a list of some small things you can do to help our bees […]

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Pixabay)

Your toolkit for saving monarchs at home

We can all act to save monarchs in our own homes and communities by planting native milkweed. Here are answers to Environmental Action supporters’ most frequently-asked questions! Each year, monarch populations are plummeting. Roughly 99% of western monarchs have disappeared — that’s millions of missing butterflies.1 We can all act to save monarchs in our own homes and communities by planting native […]

Environmental Action Impact: Gray Wolves

Did you know this about wolves?

Did you know this about wolves? Wolves are featured in countless fairy tales — often as a frightening villain. For some, the “big bad wolf” is the only frame of reference they have for what wolves are like. But what are wolves really like? It’s time to put the myths aside and get the facts on gray wolves. Myth: Wolves are dangerous to […]

Meet one of Yellowstone’s wolf packs

If we took a look inside a wolf pack, what would we see?     Wolf packs are cooperative families. Many expect to find a strict hierarchy — alpha wolves on top, omegas on the bottom. But the reality isn’t quite so straightforward. Packs aren’t gangs led by domineering alphas — in reality, they’re cooperative families.1 And the way these families form and operate can […]

Mexican Gray Wolf (Photo: USFWS)

What you need to know about wolf conservation

2021 was a hard year for wolves. Last October, the Trump administration yanked Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection away from every wolf in the Lower 48 states.1 This year, we faced the consequences: More hunting than we’ve seen in decades.  But hope isn’t lost for our magnificent gray wolves, their elusive red wolf cousins, or the unique lobos of the Southwest. Here’s […]

This could be our best chance to save the bees

Almost every delicious bite of fresh produce you had this summer was made possible by hardworking bees eagerly pollinating summer fields and gardens.       We depend on bees. We depend on bees for so much. But this year has seen massive losses in native and honey bee populations — some of the worst in decades — fueled in large part by neonicotinoid pesticides, […]

The Arctic needs your voice: Call today

Oil drilling doesn’t belong in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — and there’s something you can do right now to help save this irreplaceable wilderness.    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is at risk. We urgently need your help to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from a last-minute attempt at drilling. The refuge is one of the last remaining pristine wildernesses in our […]

Tips to make your Spring cleaning green

Harsh cleaning supplies can pollute the environment — which can be a problem for people and wildlife alike. Studies show that one common ingredient in cleaners, alkylphenol ethoxylates, cause reproductive issues in wildlife exposed to polluted waters.1 Homemade cleaning products can contain less harmful chemicals, and they’re a zero waste alternative because they don’t require plastic packaging like items from the […]

How to be an eco-friendly pet owner

Are you a pet owner? While you’re working toward a greener future, look for ways to make your pet supplies more eco-friendly. From single-use plastic pet toys to carbon-intensive pet food, our furry friends can have a negative impact on the environment. In fact, in the U.S., pet food is responsible for a quarter of environmental impacts of meat production.1 If you […]

Save pollinators by ditching bee-killing pesticides

Now that spring is here, it’s a great time to garden — but there are some things you should keep in mind to make your garden pollinator-friendly.  Pesticides are a major cause of bee die-offs and contribute to the decline of other pollinators, like monarch butterflies. While we advocate for a ban on the worst pesticides, you can also help by […]