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What could the world do this year with $1.5 trillion? This is what the nations of the world spent in 2009 on military budgets. On April 12th citizens around the world are taking action to tell governments where they would like to see this money directed—towards alleviating poverty, hunger, providing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at EarthAction
From the folks at "The Grand Canyon, one of America's greatest treasures, is threatened by a huge wave of Uranium mining -- and the deadline for public comment is almost over. For two years, a hard-won moratorium on mining has protected the Canyon, but the ban is now set... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at EarthAction
While World Water Day, on March 22nd, has already passed, you can still take action on key water issues. In the United States you can take the simple yet powerful action to urge state governors to kick the bottle out of statehouses. From the folks at the Think Outside the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at EarthAction
The world has been following the news of the nuclear crisis in Japan in the wake of the historic 8.9 earthquake that hit on March 11. Our friends at the Nuclear Information and Resource Service have asked us to pass along this urgent and important message about what US citizens... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at EarthAction
As many of you may know, here in the United States legislation was recently introduced to the Senate to cut all federal funding for public media such as NPR and PBS, media sources that the American public turns to and trusts. A poll last week shows that 69% of Americans... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2011 at EarthAction
Our friends at have just released a valentine that you can download and send to the King of Norway pressuring him to stop farm fishing in British Columbia. From their site: "You can help take a stand against the biological and social threat and commerce of industrial marine net-cage... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at EarthAction
EarthAction friend Peter Brown recently co-authored Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy, with Geoffrey Carver. As reviewer Jack Santa Barbara wrote, the book suggests that we need attend only to those relationships that preserve the integrity, resilience and beauty of the commonwealth of life. Barbara's review, originally published online... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at EarthAction
Please read this important message about hate-crimes against non-Slavic peoples that are currently being committed in Russia, and what you can do to help. From Andrey Boskhomdzhiev, April 22, 2010: "Is the world paying any attention to the hate-crimes in Russia against non-Slavic peoples, even those who are Russian citizens?... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at EarthAction
Happy International Women's Day from all of us here at EarthAction! To honor forcibly displaced women, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has posted a collection of photos here. Also check out this article on three ways to advance the world's women, and to add your own ideas to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at EarthAction
EarthAction and Alliance for Renewable Energy (ARE) friend Chris Neidl has proposed a series of solar gadget workshops for kids and adults in New York. The workshops would be designed for diverse New Yorkers to share in constructive, fun gadget-building experiences, and leave with concrete knowledge and a lasting fascination... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at EarthAction
In 2009 EarthAction became aware of a very important and time sensitive project regarding the transmission of sacred knowledge of the indigenous peoples of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region of Colombia, and we became the sponsor of this project. Norberto Torres (Mamo Sewkukuy), an Arhuaco elder about 90... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2010 at EarthAction