Environmental Protection & Zero Waste

For Disenfranchised Haitian Islanders, Tourism Signals a Paradise Lost

August 20, 2014

Cross Posted from Inter Press Service News Agency

By Judith Scherr

Homes like these in the village of Madam Bernard, Ile à Vache, Haiti, might be removed to make way for tourist development or islanders removed from other areas might be relocated here. Credit: Judith Scherr/IPS


Building an Earth Economy: Local, Organic, and Fair

February 5, 2014

Cross-posted from PR Watch

By Elizabeth Henderson

With the financial recovery looking more like the Great Recession, people are turning to the real goods and services of the earth economy. As stock prices rise and the top one percent bloats with wealth, for many in the 99 percent incomes are eroding and job security is a quaint concept from the past.

Global Day of Action against Waste Incineration and for Zero Waste Alternatives!

November 8, 2013

Cross-posted from GAIA

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Media Advisory  - Images for Day of Action

GAIA would like to invite our members and allied groups to join our 13th Global Day of Action against Waste Incineration and for Zero Waste Alternatives on November 8, 2013.

Important: Please sign the global resolution today!

The 2013 Global Day of Action on Waste and Incineration will be part of the Global Month of Action on Dirty Energy organized by a coalition of international networks. This Month of Action is a united effort to demand the transformation of our energy systems in favor of sustainable and community-based solutions.

Indigenous rights threatened by resource development in Canada and abroad

September 18, 2013

Cross-Posted From Amnesty International

An estimated three-quarters of the world’s mining and minerals exploration
companies are headquartered in Canada. Through new trade agreements and
other initiatives, the federal government is opening doors for further
expansion of Canadian oil and gas, mining and other extractive industries,
around the world—including in countries like Colombia and Guatemala where
there is widespread and brutal violation of the human rights of Indigenous

Join Amnesty International's call to the Canadian government to ensure
that Indigenous Rights are safeguarded whenever they may be affected by
resource companies operating at home and abroad.  

Click here to take action<http://www.e-activist.com/ea-campaign/broadcast.response.do?ea.url.id=16...

We Have a Dream: Farmworkers Organize for Justice

June 24, 2013

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Part 13 of the Harvesting Justice series

Picking tomatoes in Immokalee, Florida, home of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). Photo: Courtesy of CIW.

For decades, farmworkers – the more than one million men and women who work in fields and orchards around the country – have been leading a struggle for justice in our food system. They have been building awareness and mobilizing the public, successfully securing some rights, higher wages, and better working conditions. Today, a recent string of victories by the farmworker group Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), together with the steadfast work of other groups, have taken the movement to a whole new level.

In Hopeful Sign, EPA Slams State Department for 'Insufficient' KXL Review

April 26, 2013

Cross-posted from Common Dreams

By Lauren McCauley

Agency questions assumptions of 'inevitability' and calls for further review of greenhouse gas emissions

On the final day of the Keystone XL public comment period for the State Department's draft supplementary environmental impact statement (SEIS) of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a sharply critical assessment declaring the analysis "insufficient." 

Ruptured Enbridge Pipeline from Kalamazoo Spill,(Photo: NTSB)


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