ELAW director: ‘Trump has just stuck his thumb in that momentum and that’s a tragedy’

EUGENE, Ore. – Local reaction is pouring in about President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. In Eugene, the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide is warning of the dangers of leaving the deal. ELAW director Bern Johnson says Thursday was a shocking and tragic day. He says damaging...

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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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JASS, Global Fund for Women, and MADRE launch online campaign

JASS (Just Associates), together with Global Fund for Women and MADRE, have launched Women Human Rights DefendHer: Standing Together for Justice. This online campaign features the stories of 14 incredible women human rights defenders and groups around the world who, despite threats and retaliation, are working to end violence against...

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