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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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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Crucial win for Northwest communities: Army Corps upholds Lummi Nation treaty rights, denies coal permit at Cherry Point

PHOTO: MEMBERS OF LUMMI NATION PROTEST THE PROPOSED COAL TERMINAL IN 2012 AT XWE’CHI’EXEN BY BURNING A LARGE CHECK STAMPED “NON-NEGOTIABLE.” ON MAY 9, 2016, THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SIDED WITH THE LUMMI NATION’S REQUEST TO DENY PERMITS AT CHERRY POINT. CREDIT: PAUL ANDERSON The proposed coal terminal at Xwe’chi’eXen,...

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