environmental justice

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The Key to Conservation Is Not What You Think

The conservation field is chock-full of significant challenges like cleaning up polluted waterways and curtailing air pollution. In the case of the NWF-hosted Choose Clean Water Coalition, for which I … Read more

HBCU NWF EcoLeaders Advance Their Environmental Leadership Development

During the weekend of April 10-April 12, 2015, nine Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students and one HBCU alumnus came together in Atlanta for our first National Wildlife Federation … Read more

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

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.” … Read more

Women Conservationists, Always Ahead of the Curve

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 … Read more

Townhalls Inspiring Action

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 … Read more

How NWF is fighting for climate justice in tribal communities

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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

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

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

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

From Theory to Practice: Integrating Equity in Smart Growth

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 … Read more