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Peru Stands up to Big Oil. Will U.S. and Ecuador?

3/26/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

Last year my husband and I honeymooned in Machu Picchu, Peru. In Quechua — the language spoken by the Inca who built the city — Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain.” Many human hands have touched this architectural and spiritual marvel, […] Read more >

Women Conservationists, Always Ahead of the Curve

3/19/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

I’ll admit it: when I think of American conservationists, old guys like Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir spring to mind. I’m sure I’m not the only one to sometimes overlook the enormous role women have played, and continue to play, […] Read more >

Townhalls Inspiring Action

6/3/2011 // By Miguel Mejia

This past Wednesday, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) partnered with Democracia USA, a national non-partisan Hispanic civic engagement organization, to put on a townhall-style event in Camden, NJ (outside of Philadelphia) entitled “Hispanics, the Environment, and the Impact of the […] Read more >

How NWF is fighting for climate justice in tribal communities

4/22/2011 // By NWF

This guest blog post was written by Myra Wilensky, NWF’s Tribal Global Warming Outreach Manager. She is based in Boulder, CO. For more information on her work towards achieving climate justice for Native peoples, email her at wilensky@nwf.org. For Native […] Read more >

Atlanta’s Earth Tomorrow Teens Take their Voices to Georgia Lawmakers

4/20/2011 // By Na'Taki Osborne Jelks

In early April, over 50 Earth Tomorrow leaders from the Atlanta City and DeKalb County Schools converged on the Georgia State Capitol for the 6th Earth Tomorrow Day at the State Capitol and Georgia Legislative Field Study. While at the […] Read more >

Activist and Executive Director of Honor the Earth Winona LaDuke stands in front of one of the monstrous loads of machinery.

Highway to Hell and the Roads Along the Way (Part 2 of 2)

3/29/2011 // By Nellis Kennedy-Howard

For those who do not live close enough to the tar sands to see the immediate impacts, the tar sands still have an effect on you. How? The tar sands present a major source of pollution Read more >

The Boreal Forest in Alberta Canada

Highway to Hell and the Roads Along the Way (Part 1 of 2)

3/24/2011 // By Nellis Kennedy-Howard

People around the globe value the Boreal forest in Alberta, Canada for a number of reasons. For one, the forest represents ¼ of the earth’s remaining intact forest, but it is under attack from Big Oil. Read more >

Transportation and Smart Growth

From Theory to Practice: Integrating Equity in Smart Growth

3/7/2011 // By Marc Littlejohn

The 10th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference (www.newpartners.org) held in Charlotte in February was a testament to the importance and urgency of placing equity and inclusion at the center of the movement to create sustainable communities. This was […] Read more >

Photo by John Picken / Flickr.com

EPA Holds Clean Air Act Listening Sessions

2/15/2011 // By Miguel Mejia

The National Wildlife Federation was one of several groups testifing yesterday in support of the Environmental Protection Agency taking reasonable action to reduce carbon pollution. The “listening session” is one of several being held around the nation to gather input […] Read more >