• Beyonce, Tell Pepsi to stop blocking GMO labels

    We've just launched a campaign to ask Beyoncé Knowles, Pepsi's top celebrity sponsor, to tell Pepsi to stop blocking GMO labels. Beyoncé cares deeply about what is in her food, frequently showing off her vegan diets on the popular social media site Instagram. In addition, Beyoncé is a major philanthropist, who donates to many charities involved in providing children access to healthy foods.

    Beyonce was just named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people and the number one theme trending on Facebook right now is Beyonce's North American tour starting in July. If there is any time that Pepsi will listen to Beyonce about not blocking GMO labels, it's now.

  • Reject and Protect - It's a wrap!

    Some things, you truly have to see to believe, or at least to understand. Last week's reject and protect rally was one of them. For six days, a coalition of ranchers, tribal communities, environmentalists and many others came together in Washington D.C. to stand united against pollution, climate change and the political odds. Oh, and Neil Young was there, so that was awesome.

    I don't know if this action will stop the KXL pipeline. The State Department has delayed the final decision yet again, so it will be a few more months before we know for sure. But when we stop this pipeline, and all the pipelines, I believe it will be because of actions that look like this. See for yourself here

  • Live From NPR, Don't Even Think About Fracking!

    NPR has been airing pro-fracking statements for months, but when we confronted them about it, they anti-fracking sponsored message or listen to our concerns. So we took a small FM transmitter to their front door and broadcast a live radio show that told the truth about fracking right from their doorstep. On the show were interviews with Josh Fox (creator of the Gasland movies), Robby Desieu of Stop the Frack Attack, and Karen Feridun, founder of Berks Gas Truth and a leader in the anti-fracking fight on the front lines in PA. 
     
     
  • Pumping up the volume at NPR

    When I left our meeting with NPR last December - I was feeling pretty good. We'd gathered over 40,000 signatures. You'd helped us raise money to air an anti-fracking spot on WNYC, the nation's biggest NPR affiliate. And we'd just spent an hour talking fracking facts and consequences with the Ombudsman and acting CEO. 
     
    But in the last few weeks it's become clear that NPR never intended to address our concerns. They just wanted us to go away. So today, we're re-launching the campaign targeting NPR's horrible coverage of fracking, and their outrageous pro-fracking ads. And this time, we're through politely talking to the consumer complaint people. We're taking our message right to the reporters and hosts who actually speak the fracking lies into the microphone. And it will culminate with our own FM broadcast beamed directly into their offices in Washington, D.C., so they can't ignore us any more.
  • 50,000 voices for clean water in West Virginia

    I was honored to stand with West Virginians as they took 50,000 petition signatures for clean water, including 20,000 from Environmental Action members to the Office of Surface mining this week. It was an amazing moment that brought home just how important it is never to forget the people impacted by environmental disasters. Johanna De Graffenreid, our partner in raising $2500 for clean water deliveries, took a moment to record this moving thank you for all of us who helped. Her account of the day is below, which included a meeting with government officials who said they had never seen a report this thorough.

     
  • Delivering more than pizza to Chevron and Harrisburg: your signatures

    “I’d like to order a large cheese pizza,” the caller said. “It’ll be there in about 20 minutes,” responded the receiver. It wouldn’t be a noteworthy exchange except that the person taking the order was speaking from her desk in the executive offices of Chevron in San Ramon, California.

    Elsewhere in PA, that same week, hundreds rallied to deliver the signatures of thousands more PA residents calling on Gov. Corbett to keep a statewide ban on fracking our forests and parks intact. 

    Read the whole report about Environmental Action members making their own actions with our partner MoveOn.org and getting real results for the planet!

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