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The EarthAction Team
Amherst, MA
EarthAction's mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion, and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Interests: Sustainability, biking, peace, nuclear disarmament, forest conservation, nature, indigenous rights, human rights, renewable energy, climate change
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October 2018 - Nuclear weapons and climate change remain the greatest threats to the well-being and survival of our families, our country and the world. On Tuesday, November 6th, you can help elect your federal Representative and Senator who will work to increase our security. Here are a few suggestions... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at 2020 Action
On September 26, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, world leaders will participate in a High Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament. 'The United Nations and its member countries should focus more on disarmament for sustainable development' says 2016 Children's Peace Prize winner Kehkashan Basu, who was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at EarthAction
UNFOLD ZERO thanks everyone who took action for nuclear disarmament on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days. (See Global list of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day actions). Now we look forward to September 26, United National International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Abolition Day), and the day in 1983... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at EarthAction
September 2018 - The New York Times recently updated its report, 76 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump. It says that the Trump administration, along with Republicans in Congress, have targeted environmental rules they see as overly burdensome to the fossil fuel industry. From the Times: “Rules targeted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at 2020 Action
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last week warned member states and UN staff that the United Nations is $140 million short of its budget and could run out of cash, due to late and non-payment of UN dues by member states. In a letter sent to UN members, Guterres said that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at EarthAction
Invitation to Participate Climate Scorecard and our partners invite all concerned organizations to join the Partnership Campaign to save the Paris Agreement. The Campaign is targeted at getting countries, especially leading greenhouse gas emitting countries, to strengthen the ambition of their pledges to the Paris Agreement before the Agreement goes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at EarthAction
August 2018 - The 2011 New START Treaty is set to expire in 2021. It caps U.S. and Russian deployed long-range nuclear weapons at 1,550 for each side, and more important, it allows intrusive inspections, so each side can see what the other has deployed. To lose this ability to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at 2020 Action
Near the statue of Jan Van Eyck, Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale) rises up from the Canal. Skyscraper is 5 tons of plastic waste pulled out of the ocean to create a 4 story tall whale: a powerful reminder of the 150,000,000 tons of plastic waste still swimming in our waters.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at EarthAction
July 2018 - The President has instructed Rick Perry, the Secretary of Energy, to bail out obsolete coal and nuclear power plants by raising electricity rates. A draft Energy Department plan exploits the Cold War-era Defense Production Act and Section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act to force grid operators... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at 2020 Action
A group of tribal voluntary forest guards in Thengapalli forest in Odisha (Photo by Ranjan K Panda) India needs to proactively include indigenous communities and forest dwellers in its efforts to restore and expand forest cover to sequester carbon, and not exclude them from forestry management In India, a new... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at EarthAction
June 2018 - Killing and hurting innocent people as a means of achieving political ends is the very essence of terrorism, wherever it occurs. In recent weeks, Israeli forces have killed an estimated 100+ Palestinians at its border fence, supposedly to protect the soldiers and Israel, while not a single... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at 2020 Action
On May 24, United Nations Secretary-General Antóio Guterres will release Securing our Common Future: An Agenda for Disarmament, a new initiative to address the humanitarian impact of armed conflict and the increased threats from arms races, international tensions and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The UNSG will release the... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at EarthAction
May 2018 - May 12th is a critical date for the future of the multilateral nuclear deal with the government of Iran called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The American Congress requires our President to waive sanctions on Iran every four months. In January, President Trump announced that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at 2020 Action
One trillion dollars is being allocated over the next ten years to modernize the nuclear arsenals of nine countries. The corporations making these weapons lobby for increased spending on nuclear weapons, stimulating the nuclear arms race and increasing the risk of a nuclear war. Count the Nuclear Weapons Money will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at EarthAction
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance in cooperation with the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club held a press conference last March 31st to condemn the DOJ's terrorist proscription of past and present CPA leaders, environment defenders, indigenous rights activists and human rights advocates. Members of the Baguio City Council also presented the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at EarthAction
Abolition 2000 member organizations organized a press conference at the United Nations in New York today to highlight the critical need for successful diplomacy on nuclear-weapons related conflicts, promote the upcoming UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, and announce two related initiatives. These were an Open Letter to the Leaders... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at EarthAction
Fact #1: 8.3 BILLION Metric Tons (9.1 BILLION US Tons) of plastic has been produced since plastic was introduced in the 1950s. The amount of plastic produced a year is roughly the same as the entire weight of humanity! Fact #2: Virtually every piece of plastic ever made still exists... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at EarthAction
April 2018 - Some media and policy discussions about the upcoming US Summit with North Korea suggest that it cannot succeed because Kim Jong Un, the President of NK, will reject the idea of denuclearization. But the full report by South Korea’s top national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, after he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at 2020 Action
Photo Credit: Google "labeled for non-commercial reuse" TAKOMA PARK, MD, March 15, 2018 — The City Council of Takoma Park, Maryland, last night (March 14th) voted unanimously on a resolution that reaffirms the city’s support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, or ‘Nuclear Ban Treaty.’ The Nuclear... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at EarthAction
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. Image Credit: Eco-Business The human rights situation in the Philippines is deteriorating with the widespread cases of extrajudicial killings and ongoing attacks against voices critical to the government. A petition was recently filed in court by the Philippine... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at EarthAction
Colombian Deputy Minister receives Avaaz petition delivery last week :) We may have won our campaign to stop Colombia’s massive deforestation! The team and members brought a million-strong petition (and several cute kids) to a key minister this week, and got 42 election candidates signed on to our 5-point forest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at EarthAction
Juvenile sockeye salmon swimming past salmon farms are exposed to piscine reovirus shed by the farm salmon. Photo by Tavish Campbell Finally, good news! Washington State, on the West Coast of the USA, is the first government anywhere, to legislate removal of Atlantic salmon farming from a region of our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at EarthAction
March 2018 - XCel Energy, a Colorado utility, recently explored alternatives to running its dirty coal-fired electricity plants and requested bids, including for wind and solar produced energy with battery storage (for when there's no sun and no wind). They received hundreds of bids at amazingly low prices. For example,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at 2020 Action
February 2018 - After months of North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump hurling apocalyptic threats at each other, South Korean President Moon Jae-in intervened. He invited Mr. Kim to participate in the Olympics in South Korea and Mr. Kim accepted. Also, at Mr. Moon's urging, Pres. Trump committed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at 2020 Action
Photo from KoruCarts Facebook Page Some 40 million people (mostly women and children) frequently carry heavy loads, often to the detriment of their health, security, education and development (UNDP). 37% of Africa's population is at least 30 minutes away from a water source (WEDO). Many organisations are drilling for water,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at EarthAction