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Climate Change Is Causing Animal Species to Shrink

Erin Berger | October 06, 2021 | 4 min read

Scientists have found a direct correlation between warming temperatures caused by climate change and smaller-sized animal species — and it may end up affecting their population sizes, too. Evidence has been mounting for decades that climate change and its human causes have devastated the natural world in obvious ways — from substantial declines in global […]

The Most Important Climate Legislation Ever

Meredith O'Connor | September 29, 2021 | 2 min read

If passed, the proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package would drastically reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, mitigate the effects of climate change, and put the U.S. on the path to universal clean energy. We’re running out of time. The climate crisis is the most critical threat facing humanity — if we don’t act now, we […]

The Team Helping Female Farmers Rebuild in Central America

Christine Carpio | September 24, 2021 | 4 min read

Avocado partnered with Trees, Water, and People to help female farmers plant and harvest new crops after Category 4 Hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated Central America. Agriculture is a way of life in most of Central America — it provides job opportunities and reliable income to families of all sizes. But climate change-related natural disasters and […]

How Environmental Racism Makes Urban Heat Islands Worse

Erin Berger | August 30, 2021 | 5 min read

As a result of environmental racism and policies like redlining, urban heat islands disproportionally affect low-income, non-white city neighborhoods. The daily temperature may seem like a mundane and immovable part of our daily lives, but in many cases, it’s affected by circumstances that are within our control. In fact, temperature can vary greatly from place […]

How ‘Black Folks Camp Too’ Is Making the Outdoors More Diverse

Meredith O'Connor | August 23, 2021 | 4 min read

Black Folks Camp Too is on a mission to promote unity in the outdoors while getting more of the Black community out enjoying nature. In October 2019, Earl B. Hunter, Jr. stepped onto the stage at the Outdoor Economy Conference in western North Carolina and, in front of a crowd of 500 people from 15 […]

How Fairtrade Protects People and the Planet

Meredith O'Connor | August 13, 2021 | 4 min read

Fairtrade not only ensures health, safety, fair treatment, and better incomes for farmers and workers, it incentivizes sustainable and organic practices that protect our environment’s natural resources. This is the latest in our ‘What It Means’ series, where we unpack the meaning and value behind important sustainability concepts.  Fun fact: Fairtrade isn’t a coffee industry […]

How the Farm Bill Hurts Small Farms

Erin Berger | July 28, 2021 | 4 min read

Originally drafted to provide relief for farmers, the Farm Bill now consistently props up large-scale industrial operations, making it harder for small farms to stay afloat. This is the latest in our ‘Soil Series,’ where we explore complex issues related to agriculture, our environment, and the future of our planet. Don’t miss our first story, […]

8 Wins in the Fight Against Climate Change

Meredith O'Connor | July 23, 2021 | 5 min read

The climate crisis is devastating the planet, but activists, advocacy organizations, and these latest climate change wins are giving us hope for the future. Each quarter, we’re sharing our favorite environmental wins to help us stay optimistic in the fight against climate change. This is the latest.  The Southwest is experiencing a devastating and historic […]

The Indigenous Movement to Reclaim Public Lands

Jenni Gritters | July 21, 2021 | 4 min read

We can’t have climate justice without justice for Indigenous people. The landback movement seeks to reclaim land stolen from the original Peoples of America. A year ago, news organizations raced to cover a standoff at Mount Rushmore. Mount Rushmore’s history is one of oppression and American exceptionalism, as the structure was created by a sculptor […]

What is 1% for the Planet?

Meredith O'Connor | July 19, 2021 | 3 min read

Through its global network of businesses, nonprofit partners, and individuals, 1% for the Planet is using collective action to tackle our most pressing environmental issues. This is the latest in our ‘What It Means’ series, where we unpack the meaning and value behind important sustainability concepts.  We ask a lot of our planet. It provides […]

How Indigenous Groups Are Leading the Way On Conservation

Erin Berger | July 02, 2021 | 5 min read

The Line 3 Pipeline is yet another instance of how Indigenous groups are leading the way in conservation and climate justice. Starting in early June 2021, a growing swell of people gathered in Northern Minnesota to protest the expansion of an oil pipeline through the treaty territory of the Anishinaabe people. Since 1968, Enbridge’s Line […]

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