Environmental Justice

Tribes Demand Responsible Mining and Clean Water

This week, leaders and environmental staff members from eight tribes and tribal organizations are flying to Washington, D.C. to ask the Obama Administration to address a problem that impacts us … Read more

Students Trek the Portland-Montreal Tar Sands Pipeline

Guest Post by Brett Chamberlin On Tuesday, NWF Campus Ecology Fellow Kaity Thomson began a week-long trek of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, a WWII-era pipeline that Big Oil wants to retrofit to pump … Read more

Working to Connect Youth with Nature

Guest post by Ruby Lyon I joined National Wildlife Federation’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, with a goal of both addressing urban “green” development while also fostering an appreciation for this development … Read more

Deji Akinpelu

From Playing in the Garden to Environmental Scientist

College student Deji Akinpelu has been spending time in nature and learning how to save the planet with National Wildlife Federation for most of his life – get inspired by his story! Read more

U.S. Department of Justice and Arkansas Attorney General Move to Penalize ExxonMobil

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth of pound of cure. And that brings us to the latest chapter of ExxonMobil’s reckless safety record.  In the spirit … Read more

John Gale on a farm hunting

Spending Time on a Farm Made Me a Conservationist

Did time on a farm inspire you to care about wildlife and natural places? Check out these farm memories from National Wildlife Federation staff and volunteers, and then share your stories. Read more

Tribal Member

Honoring the River

Everyone knows that mining can be a dirty business, but it turns out that mines are particularly bad news for tribal communities. For more than a century, American Indians and … Read more

Protest of the Otter Creek coal lease

Leave the Tongue River valley alone: The Northern Cheyenne have the last word about the Tongue River Railroad

We don’t want a coal train to destroy the Tongue River valley and we don’t want a coal mine to destroy the Otter Creek valley.That is the message that the … Read more

Golder Ranch

What Voice Do We Have?: Environmental justice and the Tongue River Railroad

On Wednesday evening, the auditorium of the St. Labre School in Ashland, Montana was packed.  Northern Cheyenne tribal members, land owners, ranchers and hunters came to the third public scoping … Read more

Latino Kids Missing out on the Outdoors and STEM

When you think about the outdoors and “outdoorsy” people, what comes to mind? Bearded hikers in flannel shirts? Intrepid retirees armed with the latest in GPS gadgetry ambling through the … Read more