Being in nature is a health activity, even if it’s just sitting on a park bench. Urban populations, especially Black and Brown communities, don’t often get equal access to green space. These organizations are working to change that. By Sytonia Reid
Native American producers have long been left out of the agricultural conversation. Now that regenerative agriculture is trending, these growers show that caring for full ecosystems isn’t a new idea, it’s deeply traditional. By Eleanor Greene
Immigrants and migrant workers are overwhelmingly the people responsible for getting food from fields onto American plates. When they don’t make enough money for their own food, communities create solutions. By Mary Meade
Produce sold in US stores are picked with care by a largely immigrant farmworker force. The work is hot and exhausting, and too many farms cut corners on worker health, safety, and wages. But workers are showing farms exactly how they can improve. By Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
As we work toward Drawdown, it’s critical to address the impacts of climate change in communities of color, which are often hit “first and worst.” By Jacqui Patterson, director of the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice program
We have had many big breakthroughs recently. Major companies across all industries are changing -- proof of the power of consumer pressure. We are witnessing how our economic power is truly changing the world for good and towards a simpler, more sustainable way of living. We are winning and we are opening doors for more businesses to go green.
Amazon’s exploitative practices extends to its workers as well as the planet. Workers in Amazon warehouses report grueling and dangerous working conditions. Workers at Amazon, throughout the supply chain and in the office, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
Join Green America and our partners in calling on the world’s ten biggest chocolate companies, including Hershey, Godiva, Mars, and Nestle, to finally put an end to child labor in cocoa and an end to deforestation!
Black history is rich with connections to the natural environment, from the sustainable maroon communities that sprang up in the Carolinas and Florida, to the Great Migration and search for nature near urban spaces, to the modern environmental…
Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) recently introduced their much-anticipated framework for a Green New Deal. The accompanying resolution introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for massive…