When people can voice their concerns, those in power will make better and more effective decisions. We and partners promote the right to publicly weigh in on local projects and regulations. We promote indigenous participation in the creation of international laws. And we help people seek justice in courts when they have been harmed by pollution.

Courage Trumps Fear

Blog Post | January 30, 2017 | Domenique Zuber
Aleksei Gribkov defies government pressure and wins landmark legal victory for Russia’s environmental movement. Aleksei Gribkov did not back down when Russia’s state security agencies harassed him and his...

Hopeful News for Arctic Protection As We Head Into 2017

Blog Post | December 26, 2016 | Alex Levinson
As 2016 ends and we look ahead to the challenges of 2017, I want to pause for a minute and share with you some encouraging news for the future...

Protecting Russian Rivers from Illegal Mining

Blog Post | December 21, 2016 | Jennifer Castner
People have been searching for gold for thousands of years. It’s an enduring dream that anyone can strike it rich by sieving river mud in search of that big...

Mobilizing Chinese Citizens to Clean Up Pollution

Blog Post | December 19, 2016 | Kristen McDonald
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...

Indigenous Leader Fights to Save Her Lands from Coal Devastation

Blog Post | December 16, 2016 | Jennifer Castner
From North Dakota to Siberia, indigenous communities are fighting dangerous fossil fuel projects that threaten their water and sacred sites. Valentina Boriskina is a member of the Shor people...

We Stand With All Fighting for Healthy Communities

Blog Post | November 22, 2016 | Alex Levinson
Recently in London—10 days before the U.S. election—I had the privilege of hearing my friend Eduard Zdor speak. Eduard is a Chukchi leader from the Russian Arctic who founded...