China has many strong pollution laws on the books, but enforcement is weak. We partner with grassroots groups to identify pollution and pressure governments to shut down polluters or clean up toxic waste and dangerous emissions. We also collaborate with communities to stem the flow of plastic trash into the ocean.

The People Vs. Environmental Destruction

January 30, 2017
Green Anhui’s precedent-setting cases bring justice to communities in China. Our partners are on the frontlines of environmental justice in China. In two precedent-setting cases, Green Anhui made sure...

Tweeting Shuts Down Polluter

January 30, 2017
Mao Ge Uses the Power of Social Media to Fight Water Pollution in China. Mao Ge was walking along the Xiangtan River near his home of Xiangtan, Hunan Province,...

Mobilizing Chinese Citizens to Clean Up Pollution

December 19, 2016
Imagine: A local villager admitting that she accepted a color TV from the owner of a factory that is polluting a nearby river. Environmental officials questioning pollution data presented...

A Story of Tibetan Villagers Designing Their Own Development – With a Very Happy Ending

December 9, 2016
A few months ago, the people of Karlsi, a small village high in China’s Tibetan Plateau, refused a lucrative offer from a construction firm eager to build roads and...

FIELD UPDATE: Frontline Environmental Groups Are Changing the Pollution Rules in China

October 5, 2016
When a mine leaks heavy metals into drinking water supply in China, or when school children fall sick due to contaminated soil, or when a factory exceeds its pollution...

Kicking the Coal Habit Moves to the Mainstream in China

April 21, 2016
By: Deng Ping and Kristen McDonald Originally published in The Huffington Post What is one sure-fire way to reduce devastating pollution in China, decrease carbon emissions and stabilize the...