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[1THING] Blog: Archive for April, 2017

[ 100 days: 4 worst and 1 good thing Trump has done for the environment ]

Trump has flip-flopped on signature issues, but been consistent about dismantling protections for public health, clean air and clean water.


[ As a non-political scientist I don’t march – until now ]

Something changed during the first several weeks of Trump’s presidency. Science was under attack, and this was not okay.


[ Pruitt visits East Chicago’s toxic neighborhoods – while slashing funding for lead control, cleanup ]

The hypocrisy hasn’t been lost on community activists who fought for years to try to protect East Chicago children from lead poisoning.


[ This emerging industry is creating American jobs that Trump’s policies will undermine ]

Trump is putting valuable home-grown jobs at risk by rolling back methane reduction policies.


[ Public health attacks you missed during the Congressional recess ]

More toxic rivers and waterways, more mercury in the air, and more to come.


[ Environmental groups urge Secretary Zinke to include public in public land policies ]

Caroline Mosley

Leaders from 16 prominent national conservation and environmental organizations sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke urging him to preserve commonsense energy reforms and ensure th



[ Your Choice. ]

You have a choice.

If you’re reading this, you’re likely one of many Americans who cares about the health of our natural resources and making sure they’re still there down the road to nourish and sustain our children. You’re also one of many Americans who has watched recently as the progress we’ve made as a society to protect our planet is undermined.

But as a friend of EarthShare, you also know that we like to focus on solutions. You are an important part of that.


This June, EarthShare is launching new initiatives to accelerate positive environmental change through the collaborative power of motivated businesses, individuals, and our nationwide network of environmental and conservation organizations. We believe we are more powerful when we join forces, and that’s why we’re reaching out to you now for your support.


Please consider making a donation this April in honor of Earth Month, and in the spirit of working together to protect what’s worth fighting for: Clean, breathable air. Drinkable water. Green, open spaces and ancient forests. Walkable communities and healthy schools. Renewable energy solutions. Wildlife and the habitat that is their home. Our children’s future.


You do have the power to protect what matters to you. You can make a secure online donation through our website now that makes it possible for America’s oldest environmental coalition and our hundreds of member organizations to continue the work we do to protect people and the planet we all live on.

Never doubt that you have a choice about our environment’s future. As long as we have the support of people like you, we’ll continue to bring you solutions and care for the most valuable thing we can have: a healthy environment.


Thank you from all of us at EarthShare

P.S. Consider setting up a monthly gift through EarthShare and watch it grow – just $10 per month becomes an annual donation of $120 and helps us collaborate for solutions all year long!













[ Would EPA’s chief rather redefine “healthy” smog levels than listen to his scientists? ]

More than 50 percent of Americans live in areas with unhealthy air. Pruitt’s solution? To question pollution standards.


[ Announcing the EarthShare Corporate Alliance ]

Announcing the EarthShare Corporate Alliance

Making Sustainability Engaging – and Easy


WASHINGTON, DC. April 12, 2017 / – While impacts from our changing climate continue to mount in our communities, in the natural world, and in the business sector, the current political circumstances have also ignited renewed interest in the role business can play in ensuring a sustainable future. Increasingly, today’s workforce is raising expectations about the role companies have in advancing corporate sustainability and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which can present some challenges for employers.

Enter the EarthShare Corporate Alliance.

In June, EarthShare is launching an innovative, turn-key solution to help companies educate their employees about their changing world and empower them with opportunities to create tangible, positive environmental and social impact. Alliance membership provides year-round access to unique, topical content about our changing climate, meaningful educational activities, networking opportunities, targeted personal giving, and more.

“EarthShare’s mission is to accelerate the pace of positive environmental change through the collaborative power of motivated businesses, individuals, and our nationwide network of environmental and conservation organizations,” says Meri-Margaret Deoudes, EarthShare’s CEO. “We listened to the needs of the CSR community and the EarthShare Corporate Alliance is the result. Delivering an easily administered, relevant, and compelling program to our partners will help them inspire the commitment needed from their employees for progress.”

Easy, current, adaptable.

The business community is increasingly making significant commitments to address climate change and sustainability. With nearly 30 years of experience in engaging private and public sector employees around environmental issues, EarthShare understands the purposeful connection between employees and a company’s sustainability mission. Alliance member companies are given the tools needed to provide their employees with a well-rounded perspective about the impacts of our changing climate on our food, water, energy, and economic systems. Other customized content builds awareness around the impacts of partner-specific industries. The program allows managers to decide how to strategically leverage content and other Alliance member benefits to galvanize their employees’ commitment and progress toward specific goals.

Green corporate values resonate.

Employees aren’t the only stakeholders interested in a company’s sustainability and social responsibility commitments these days. Growing numbers of consumers and potential future hires are considering the social benefit activities of companies when choosing where to invest time, money, and talent. Alliance membership offers enhanced visibility as a socially responsible business through a variety of coalition-building resources, including messaging and graphics that can be used in sustainability reporting, annual reports, industry and vendor communications, and social media.

Whether seeking to deepen an existing commitment to corporate sustainability goals or begin the journey, partners in the EarthShare Corporate Alliance and other EarthShare at Work programs are empowered with tools to meet the needs of every workplace — and the needs of our changing planet.

For more information about the EarthShare Corporate Alliance program, engage today: Mary MacDonald, Mary@EarthShare.org


About EarthShare:
EarthShare was founded in 1988 by America’s leading national environmental and conservation organizations with a clear mission: connecting workplaces to environmental causes. Together we have raised more than $300 million to change the landscape of environmental protection and preservation.

Today, EarthShare is your 501(c)(3) partner working at the intersection of the environmental community and corporate America to amplify sustainability efforts by galvanizing the power of employees. With an established member network of nearly 600 of America’s most respected nonprofits behind us, we can help you channel the passion for purpose in your evolving workforce to ensure a sustainable future.

Media Contact:
Robin Perkins, Director, Communications & Marketing
robin @ earthshare.org
240.333.0300 x18


[ Latest polls: Trump’s environmental agenda on collision course with voters ]

Public concern over Trump’s rollback of clean water, air and climate regulations is deepening.