WE Built That

Friends:

 It’s usually quite hard to render me speechless, to leave me in a state where I am of few words. Yet I have only one word to describe what I experienced yesterday…WOW!!! When I interviewed Caroline Murray, Lead Organizer for the People’s Climate March, this past Thursday (Please check our website/Facebook page for extended footage of the interview soon), she indicated […]

Scrapple From The Apple

Actioneers: There’s a profound buzz traversing New York City and it’s being generated by anticipation of the People's Climate March, which will descend upon the City on September 21. While the march itself is occurring in ten days, preparations, mobilizations and all the pomp and circumstance in between are already well underway. Yesterday I attended two exciting and significant events leading […]

UPROSE(ing)

    Friends: There’s a mighty tree that has been growing in Brooklyn, New York for some time now; and they have been and will continue to be an undeniable force and voice for Climate Justice. That tree and voice is UPROSE. UPROSE is Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community based organization, founded in 1966. Today, they are a nationally-recognized intergenerational and multi-racial/cultural community organization […]

Check out our page on the costs to the planet of the Walmart economy

On Wednesday June 4, workers around the country were rising up to demand that Walmart acknowledge what the Walmart economy really looks like. Environmental Action was there too, making sure that what the Walmart economy means for the planet was shared across social media. Check out the page by clicking here.  […]

How Walmart spent Earth Day (updated)

On April 22, dozens of Environmental Action members delivered "greenwasher of the year" awards to their local Walmart as part of our campaign to get the company to stop fibbing and live up to it's own promises to protect the planet. Here are some of the reports we rceived from members:  "Today is a wonderful day! I headed to the West […]

50,000 voices for clean water in West Virginia

I was honored to stand with West Virginians as they took 50,000 petition signatures for clean water, including 20,000 from Environmental Action members to the Office of Surface mining this week. It was an amazing moment that brought home just how important it is never to forget the people impacted by environmental disasters. Johanna De Graffenreid, our partner in raising $2500 for […]

Delivering more than pizza to Chevron and Harrisburg: your signatures

Here are two report backs from Environmental Action members who started their own local campaigns with us and our partner MoveOn.org. If you have an issue that concerns the planet, you can start your own petition right here and be the next member to make an impact for the planet locally, or globally! More than 12,000 Environmental Action members and partners signed […]

Hate fracking? You’ll REALLY hate fracking near our state parks

Governor Corbett isn’t listening to Pennsylvanians. During his annual budget address last week, he announced plans to open our state forests and, for the first time, our state parks to fracking in order to fill a one-time budget gap. Corbett's plan would "lease new underground mineral rights near existing drilling sites or through adjacent properties," effectively overturning the moratorium on […]

A year-end gift from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Parts of Act 13 unconstitutional

When I was first volunteering for local anti-fracking campaigns a year ago, we had an image on file in case Act 13 was declared unconstitutional. Act 13 is the 2011 law that places all manner of restrictions not on fracking itself, but on attempts to control it by local communities. This law will be familiar to communities in Colorado who […]

New Year’s Resolution: No on KXL

My New Year's resolution for 2014 is a holdover from 2013: get President Obama to say "No on Keystone XL." Please don't mistake: It's not a failure that I'm making the same resolution again. The fact is that making it all the way through 2013 without a "yes" from Obama on this issue is a huge victory for a grassroots […]