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Add your name to keep “forever chemicals” out of our waterways

Reaching over 29,000 feet into the atmosphere, the summit of Mount Everest is a barren and unforgiving place. Little more exists there than rock, ice and snow. Yet somehow, high levels of toxic chemicals called PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, have made their way to the roof of the world.1   “Forever chemicals” don’t belong in our environment. This finding highlights the […]

How to be an eco-friendly pet owner

Are you a pet owner? While you’re working toward a greener future, look for ways to make your pet supplies more eco-friendly. From single-use plastic pet toys to carbon-intensive pet food, our furry friends can have a negative impact on the environment. In fact, in the U.S., pet food is responsible for a quarter of environmental impacts of meat production.1 If you […]

Environmental Action Earth Day 2018

Let’s bring our planet back from the brink

From whales and wolves to our waters and forests, wildlife and wild places need our help.   The planet needs our protection this Earth Day. After living through years of environmental rollbacks, one thing is clear: our planet’s special places and species can’t speak for themselves — and that’s where you come in. Right now, we’re at a crossroads: The environmental action we take […]

Action Needed: Add your name to protect wolves

One in every 5 Wisconsin gray wolves were killed in just 60 hours this February.1   This won’t be the last wolf hunt. It was the first wolf hunt that was a direct result of the Trump administration erasing Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves — but it won’t be the last. Wisconsin is already planning another hunt for this November — […]

Save pollinators by ditching bee-killing pesticides

Now that spring is here, it’s a great time to garden — but there are some things you should keep in mind to make your garden pollinator-friendly.  Pesticides are a major cause of bee die-offs and contribute to the decline of other pollinators, like monarch butterflies. While we advocate for a ban on the worst pesticides, you can also help by […]

Save wolves in Wyoming (Photo: Pixabay)

216 wolves were killed in Wisconsin. Here’s how we can help.

Hunters in Wisconsin killed 216 wolves in just the first three days of the state’s wolf hunt.1   Almost 1 in 5 Wisconsin wolves were killed. 216 wolves amounts to about 18 percent of the state’s total estimated population of gray wolves lost to needless slaughter in less than a week. And the hunt is scheduled to happen again in just a few […]

Sea turtle (Photo Jeremy ishop via Unsplash)

Tell Coca-Cola: Help lead us out of the plastic waste crisis

Plastic waste is choking our oceans and killing the wildlife that call them home. If we want to do something about the plastic waste crisis, we have to go to the source.     Coca-Cola ranked number one on the list of the world’s worst plastic polluters. In 2020, for the third year running, Coca-Cola ranked number one on the list of the world’s […]

Climate-friendly recipe ideas

Cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce your carbon footprint from food by up to 73 percent.1 So next time you’re cooking dinner, consider your food’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions.  Before meat and cheese-lovers lose faith: You don’t have to totally cut out your favorite dishes from your diet to eat more climate-friendly foods. According to one […]

5 Tips to Reduce Clothing Waste

When you clean out your closet, how many items go in the trash? The average American throws out 70 pounds of clothing each year.1 Unsustainable fashion is causing waste to pile up and contributing to climate change. But we can reduce our overconsumption of clothing and repurpose our clothes to create less waste. Here are our team’s five tips for reducing your closet’s […]

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Photo: Shutterstock)

Our path to defending the Arctic Refuge, explained

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last remaining swaths of pristine wilderness in the United States — and we recently won a crucial step in our campaign to defend it from oil and gas projects! Environmental Action has been working to defend the refuge from oil and gas projects, and we just won a crucial step in our […]

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