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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
Recent Activity
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
Photo Credit: Basel Peace Office The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists today moved the hands of the symbolic Doomsday Clock to 2 Minutes to Midnight, indicating that the world is the closest to possible nuclear armageddon since the height of the Cold War in 1953. The group of experts who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at EarthAction
Photo Credit: Reuters/Kevin Coombs If you’re feeling despair about the fate of humanity in the 21st century, you might want to reconsider. In 2017, it felt like the global media picked up all of the problems, and none of the solutions. To fix that, here are 99 of the best... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at EarthAction
The United Nations Council will hold a special thematic debate on January 18 on the topic of 'Weapons of Mass Destruction and Confidence Building Measures'. The debate will be chaired by Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev, and will have a strong focus on diplomacy and trust-building as important elements to prevent proliferation... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at EarthAction
January 2018 - For many years it has been US policy to talk with North Korea, but only on the precondition that North Korea agree beforehand on the goal of getting rid of its nuclear weapons. That was—and is—a non-starter, and North Korea used those years to build up its... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at 2020 Action
Children in Miami hold signs in support of renewing Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from Central America and Haiti, Nov. 6. PHOTO:LYNNE SLADKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS The Trump Administration announced last month that it will rescind the visas of almost 59,000 Haitians who are legally documented under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at EarthAction
UNFOLD ZERO encourages you to commemorate Human Rights Day today (December 10) by advancing the human right to freedom-from-the-threat-of-nuclear weapons. We recommend two recent appeals on nuclear weapons and human rights to send to your parliamentarians and governments. Both of the appeals highlight the threat of nuclear weapons to current... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at EarthAction
December 2017 - The Trump administration is now working to end Obama's signature climate change program, the Clean Power Plan. This is in spite of the recent report from 13 federal agencies confirming the seriousness of climate change, the fact that humans are the predominant cause, and that major reductions... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at 2020 Action
Climate Scorecard Report #15 highlights the results of climate change public opinion surveys that have been conducted in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries over the last five years. Looking across countries we see the following trends: Citizens in many countries agree that climate change is caused by humans and that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at EarthAction
November 2017 - There is an action we can all take to help prevent nuclear war: Urge our Senators to meet with Physicians for Social Responsibility’s (PSR) Dr. Ira Helfand, the current Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). At a recent day-long symposium, “Climate Change... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at 2020 Action
October 2017 - Since 2015, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran Deal, has stopped Iran's nuclear enrichment activities—verified by cameras and on-the-ground inspections—and vastly reduced its prior stockpile of enriched uranium. In return, certain sanctions on Iran were lifted. The US terms of ratification... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at 2020 Action
Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) receives a bottle of champagne from her husband Will Fihm Ramsay (R) next to Daniel Hogsta, coordinator, while they celebrate after ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters Fihn said... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at EarthAction
Photo Credit: We're delighted to join our partners in the win! The UN is taking action to secure justice for victims of modern slavery in conflict. Finally, after impressive efforts in the pursuit of justice, especially by our partner Yazda and Nadia Murad, strengthened by more than three years... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at EarthAction
credit: September 26 has been chosen by the United Nations to be the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Abolition Day) On this day, join parliamentarians, mayors, religious communities, youth, artists, activists, and others around the world to Reach HIGH for a nuclear-weapon-free world. Take... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at EarthAction
Participants of the Basel Conference on Human Rights, Future Generations, and Crimes in the Nuclear Age. Credit: The participants in the international conference Human Rights, Future Generations and Crimes in the Nuclear Age, held in Basel from September 14-17, 2017, affirm that the risks and impacts of nuclear weapons,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at EarthAction
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Posted Sep 20, 2017 at EarthAction
Source: The United States and North Korea should step back from the brink of war in North East Asia, and instead adopt a diplomatic approach to prevent war, according to an appeal sent yesterday to these two governments, and to the UN Security Council, by members and affiliates of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at EarthAction
Photo: For many years the EarthAction Network worked with its 2,500 partner NGOs in more than 160 countries to encourage nations to write, ratify, and fully implement the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. Below is an update on this critically important UN Treaty.Ordos, 06/06/17 - Zhang Jianlong, Minister of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at EarthAction
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at EarthAction
September 2017 - Currently, the President can—on his own authority and without consulting anyone—plunge the world into nuclear war. If he's livid at 3:00 AM, or if he needs a news diversion from his encircling legal troubles, he can order a nuclear strike, and the chain of command is sworn... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at 2020 Action
Counter-protesters at a K.K.K. Rally in Charlotte, N.C., in 2012. Credit: Yash Mori For decades, Wunsiedel, a German town near the Czech border, has struggled with a parade of unwanted visitors. It was the original burial place of one of Adolf Hitler’s deputies, a man named Rudolf Hess. And every... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at EarthAction
©Picture from UNFOLD ZERO August 6 (Hiroshima Day) and August 9 (Nagasaki Day) are global days of action for nuclear abolition. UNFOLD ZERO encourages you to take action on these days to: 1. promote the new nuclear ban treaty if you are in a non-nuclear country; 2. promote nuclear... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at EarthAction
©Picture from Global Campaign on Military Spending On July 7, 2017, the United Nations adopted a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons following negotiations over 5 weeks during March, June and July. 122 countries voted in favour of the treaty, demonstrating the clear and unequivocal acceptance of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at EarthAction
August 2017 - Science magazine (the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) reported on 5/26/17 that US spent nuclear fuel pools are much more threatening than those in Fukushima. The reason is that US pools are stocked almost 4 times as tightly as those in Japan—far... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at 2020 Action