Category Archives: 2016

15 Indigenous Women on the Frontlines of the Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance

Indigenous women from across North America stand on the frontline of ongoing action to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. They stand to protect the Earth, water, global climate, and the sacred sites, Indigenous rights and communities of the region. Since early 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and hundreds of Indigenous Nations and […]

The Alliance for Greater New York Recognizes Aaron Mair

The Alliance for Greater New York recognizes Aaron Mair, President of Sierra Club, with its Movement Building Award. The annual Movement Building Awards celebrates leaders who have been instrumental in building the movement for a fair economy, healthy environment, and equal opportunity for all New Yorkers. Other honorees include James Mahoney, President of the New […]

Webinar Recording: A Day in the Life of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Staffer

On Tuesday, September 27, Green Leadership Trust hosted a virtual discussion with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officers on the lessons and challenges with implementing a DEI plan. The discussion highlighted the role of DEI plans and its officers in fostering greater diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations. Panelists shared the commitment needed to replicate initiatives that […]


Rep. Gutiérrez released a letter dated August 22, 2016 to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy expressing his concerns about inaction by the EPA with regard to toxic landfills in Puerto Rico. The letter reads in part: It has been reported to me that nearly two-thirds of the Island’s municipal solid waste landfills are out […]

Arturo Garcia-Costas joins Friends of the Earth Board

Arturo Garcia Costas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Environmental expert Arturo Garcia-Costas is the newest member of the governing board for Friends of the Earth-U.S. Garcia-Costas brings 20 years of policy experience in environmental health, climate change, sustainable energy and biodiversity conservation, and is currently managing the New York Community Trust’s National and New York City Environment programs. He has […]

NPS Isn’t the Only Agency With Diversity Problems

Environmentalists are glad Congress is looking into diversity at the National Park Service, but they want lawmakers to go bigger. Groups that advocate racial diversity in the environmental movement sent a letter this week to top lawmakers on the House Natural Resources Committee, asking them to broaden their scope after recently pressing NPS on its […]

Greens go off-message to back Black Lives Matter

In the recent weeks, environmental leaders have shifted their concerns from their status quo, to focusing on the civil rights issues in the wake of the recent shootings that have taken place across the country. Sierra Club Executive Director, Michael Brune, expressed his solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, condemning the horrors that so […]

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