Climate change and environmental justice in the news
  • DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH – Global Witness Report

    2016 saw a record 200 killings of people defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. It has never been deadlier to take a stand against companies that steal land and destroy the environment. Our new report Defenders of the Earth found that nearly four people were murdered every...

  • The unsustainable whiteness of green

    By Nikhil Swaminathan on Jun 20, 2017 Aaron Mair’s story starts out all too familiar to people of color who have encountered any of the big green groups: He asked one for help dealing with an issue of critical importance to the health of his family and community — and...

  • The Mize Family Foundation has launched a YouTube channel

    On our new YouTube channel you’ll be able to find the latest videos from our grantees and other climate justice news sources around the world. Check it out here.

  • The Politics of Death

    By Paola Totaro and Matthew Ponsford LONDON, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Each week, at least four men and women vanish without trace or are found dead, cut down in a hail of gunfire. In Cambodia, a single mother is separated from her two children, arrested and locked up...

  • We are delighted to announce our 2017 Grantees

    The Mize Family Foundation is delighted to announce our grantee docket for 2017. The passion and dedication of these extraordianry organizations is an inspiration to us each and every day. We feel incredibly fortunate the knowledge that these groups shares with us, provides us with a greater understanding of the challenges facing...

  • 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...

  • 30 WAYS TO ACT IN SOLIDARITY WITH MARGINALIZED PEOPLE

    By Anonymous  “Solidarity” is a word that gets a lot of attention these days, but what does it actually mean? This wisdom from several Seattle anarchists of color gives concrete examples of how to support our comrades. How often do you see yet another story about the current administration doing...

  • WE REMEMBER THEM AND TO THEM WE DEDICATE OUR WORK.

    THESE ARE THE NAMES OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS WHO WERE KILLED IN 2016, AS REPORTED TO FRONT LINE DEFENDERS. WE REMEMBER THEM AND TO THEM WE DEDICATE OUR WORK. BRAZIL Alexsandro dos Santos Gomes Ruan Hildebran Alysson Henrique Nivaldo Batista Cordeiro Casimiro Batista de Oliveira Genivaldo Braz do Nascimento...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In the Trump Era, Nonprofits Need a New Social Contract With Foundations

    By Vu Le The nonprofit world woke up last week to a surreal and terrifying new reality, one that must force us all to operate differently. To see our nation choosing walls, divisiveness, xenophobia, and demagoguery over love, hope, diversity, and community is devastating. The people nonprofits serve felt the...

  • 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...