environmental activism

Benton Farmer Near Proposed Path of Atlantic Sunrise Gas Pipeline Speaks Out

Benton Farmer Near Proposed Path of Atlantic Sunrise Gas Pipeline Speaks Out

  I spent some time at Endless Mountains Farm in Benton, PA, operated in part by several members of Shalefield Organizing Committee (SOC), a group of dedicated activists created to put more focus on

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Annie Leonard of “The Story of Stuff” Named New Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

Annie Leonard of “The Story of Stuff” Named New Executive Director of Greenpeace USA

Annie Leonard, the creator of the viral video "The Story of Stuff," has just been named Greenpeace USA's new executive director. A longtime environmental activist, Leonard has proven her gift for crafting

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Russian Environmental Activist Yevgeny Vitishko Sentenced to 3 Years in Jail

Russian Environmental Activist Yevgeny Vitishko Sentenced to 3 Years in Jail

Image of Yevgeny Vitishko courtesy of Amnesty International Russian environmental activist and Olympics skeptic Yevgeny Vitishko was sentenced to three years in prison for swearing in public when on

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Billionaire Climate Activist Tom Steyer Launches Anti Keystone XL Pipeline Campaign

Billionaire Climate Activist Tom Steyer Launches Anti Keystone XL Pipeline Campaign

Oil Spill photo from Shutterstock Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer just launched an anti-Keystone XL Pipeline campaign that mobilizes President Obama's grassroots supporters to help the

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Top Five Dumbest Greenwashed ‘Earth Day’ Gimmicks

Top Five Dumbest Greenwashed ‘Earth Day’ Gimmicks

'It's easy being green'. 'Green is the new black'. Are you tired of simplistic eco slogans and soundbites yet? This may come as a bit of a surprise -- but I'm really starting to hate Earth Day. One

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Greenpeace Launches Competition to Design New Look for Iconic Survival Pod

Greenpeace Launches Competition to Design New Look for Iconic Survival Pod

Flip through our gallery and you'll see past Greenpeace survival pods in action. Used to fight drillers, whalers and other environmental "villains" in often extreme conditions, these compact pods keep

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Bipartisan Senate Vote Shows Support for Keystone XL Pipeline

Bipartisan Senate Vote Shows Support for Keystone XL Pipeline

It may be a non-binding amendment, but a Senate vote last Friday that passed 62-37 in favor of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is more than a little concerning. The proposed pipeline would

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More than a Dozen Ways to Celebrate Earth Hour with the Whole Family

More than a Dozen Ways to Celebrate Earth Hour with the Whole Family

We live in a technology-obsessed world in which powering down is a difficult thing to do — and that's exactly why observing Earth Hour is so important. At 8:30-9:30 PM local time tonight, people

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Offshore Tiree Wind Farm Paused to Protect Birds and Marine Life in Scotland

Offshore Tiree Wind Farm Paused to Protect Birds and Marine Life in Scotland

ScottishPower Renewables has announced plans to temporarily halt progress on the Tiree Wind Farm off the coast of Scotland. Designed as a 361 square kilometer site 5km off the coast of the most westerly

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“Story of Stuff” Urges Shoppers to Stick With Family on Black Friday

“Story of Stuff” Urges Shoppers to Stick With Family on Black Friday

Anything is better than waking up before the crack of dawn to stand in line with thousands of possessed shoppers on Black Friday, according to the folks from the Story of Stuff. And to illustrate their

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PHOTOS: An Exclusive Look Inside Buenos Aires’ Greenpeace Offices

PHOTOS: An Exclusive Look Inside Buenos Aires’ Greenpeace Offices

Kind and enthusiastic Pablo Blefari showed us around the space, and as soon as we entered the building, we were welcomed by a reception space that is both colorful and clean. Small replicas of  local

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What Are You Doing for Earth Day 2010?

What Are You Doing for Earth Day 2010?

Happy Earth Day! Or maybe not. The way we see it, today is just another day in the long uphill battle against environmental degradation, and if we are really going to see any positive change, we should

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Smart Green Advertising From Cardboardesign

Smart Green Advertising From Cardboardesign

A pioneer in eco-conscious design and a leader in green marketing, Cardboardesign is a company that makes furniture and home accessories out of recycled honeycomb cardboard. In partnership with an

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EARTH HOUR 2009 IS TONIGHT!!

EARTH HOUR 2009 IS TONIGHT!!

Calling all people who care about the environment! Earth Hour 2009 is tonight -- and we are asking everyone to show solidarity and cast a vote for the earth by simply turning off their lights at 8:30

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Guerrillas Go Green in LA for Earth Hour 2009

Guerrillas Go Green in LA for Earth Hour 2009

As the WWF's Earth Hour sweeps the planet this year, Los Angeles is stepping up to do its part (which it most definitely didn't do last year).  Besides turning off the lights at several iconic city

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ECO ART ACTIVISM: Melting Man Challenges Climate Change

ECO ART ACTIVISM: Melting Man Challenges Climate Change

It appears that global warming has finally created its own version of the Wounded Veteran. Sitting in a puddle of himself in Buenos Aires' Plaza Francia, a young man from Red Cross Argentina issued pleas

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ECO ART ACTIVISM: Swimming Above a Submerged City

ECO ART ACTIVISM: Swimming Above a Submerged City

Talk about subliminal advertising. HSBC Bank hired advertising agency Oglivy & Mather in Mumbai to create a campaign for their website, www.globalwarmingsolutions.co.in, designed to call the public's

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Peter Gibson’s Street Art Critiques Car Culture

Peter Gibson’s Street Art Critiques Car Culture

Graffiti meets environmental and social activism in Peter Gibson (a.k.a. Roadsworth)'s literal take on street art. Frustrated with the lack of safety provided for cyclists in today's cities, the artist

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LIGHTS OFF EVERYONE: Global Earth Hour is Tonight!

LIGHTS OFF EVERYONE: Global Earth Hour is Tonight!

Last year, more than 2.2 million Earth Hour participants shut off their lights throughout Sydney in a powerful stand in support of protecting the environment. Tonight, the lights off action is going

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