Akili Dada – I REFUSE TO GIVE UP

Rittah Akoth is an emerging leader from the Parklands Law Campus, Nairobi University. After attending an Akili Dada workshop for young women leaders she decided to run for student leadership in her school. Though she lost the election, she emerged a victor with key lessons in leadership. My name is...

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African People & Wildlife Fund – New Community-based Initiative Launches

Wildlife conservation in Africa is complex. To get it right, conservationists must work with a diverse range of partners supporting a vast number of initiatives – livestock keeping, farming, economic development, land use, health, and education to name just a few. More than a decade ago, the African People & Wildlife...

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Puget Sound Sage: Visionary of Justice Awards

Puget Sound Sage is excited to announce this year’s Visionary for Justice awardees, Yemane Gebremicael and the I-124 Coalition. Yemane Gebremicael A longtime member of Sage’s coalition SouthCORE, Yemane is a development economist with decades of experience in strategic planning, designing and managing social service and development programs. He is a...

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Shell Drops New Oil by Rail Project

Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Anacortes Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-Rail In another sign that crude-by-rail is a losing proposition, Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes today announced that it is dropping its plans to construct a crude-by-rail facility. Originally proposed in 2014, community opposition and legal challenges forced...

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JUDGE DENIES PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, BUT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HALTS CONSTRUCTION AT MISSOURI RIVER CROSSING

Today, U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg denied the preliminary injunction request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to cease construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Soon after, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior issued a joint statement that halts construction...

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Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld has been selected as a 2016 Lowell Thomas Awardee

The Lowell Thomas Award is presented each year by The Explorers Club to groups of outstanding explorers. It is one of the organization’s highest honors. Previous recipients include E.O. Wilson, Sylvia Earle, Alan Rabinowitz, Laurie Marker, and other leading conservationists. The 2016 Award recognizes explorers who have dedicated themselves to...

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We are delighted to announce our 2016 Grantees

It is a privilege to partner with such hard-working, innovative organizations! African People & Wildlife Fund Akili Dada Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network Front & Centered Front Line Defenders Global Greengrants Fund Global Press Institute Honor the Earth KUOW – EarthFix Puget Sound Sage & Got...

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A Native American Leader’s Legacy Lives On At Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife refuge near Olympia in honor of one of the region’s best known Native American leaders. The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is being renamed in honor of late Nisqually tribal leader Billy...

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Front and Centered Leaders Speak on Clean Air Rule

The Department of Ecology held public comment hearings on the Draft Clean Air Rule, a regulation on large greenhouse gas polluters such as oil producers, importers, and distributors, natural gas distributors, and certain industrial plants operating within Washington State.  The rule would require those covered to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 1.7%...

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