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Make a Monumental Difference! Photo: Bears Ears National Monument (Photo: BLM)

America’s national monument system: 112 years & 130,000 signatures later…

Today is the 112th anniversary of America’s national monument system — and we’re working hard to protect these special places for future generations. Environmental Action’s Communications Director Sally King explains…Today is a big day for public lands — and I want you to be a part of it!President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law 112 years ago today […]

Give monarchs a fighting chance

To save monarch butterflies, Environmental Action supporters have submitted more than 30,000 public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency calling for a ban on the main chemical in Roundup, glyphosate. The chemical is destroying the milkweed these butterflies need to survive. And we can’t stop now if we are going to save our monarchs from extinction. Monsanto and other powerful companies […]

Urge McDonald's to stop pushing plastic straws. | Erin Simmons, Unsplash

Tell McDonald’s: Hold The Plastic Straws

McDonald’s is one of the largest distributors of plastic straws in the world — straws that wind up polluting our ocean and environment and harming sea turtles, whales and other wildlife. The fast food chain is already phasing out straws in their UK restaurants. Help us convince McDonald’s to do the same in the US.Plastic Straws Threaten the Environment We’re going […]

Monarch butterflies

Beautiful monarch butterfly photos!

People across the country are taking steps to save North America’s imperiled monarch butterflies — and sharing gorgeous photos of how they’re making a difference.How you can help monarchs Make Your Backyard Monarch-Friendly Find out how planting native milkweed can provide crucial habitat for these beloved butterflies.Take Action Online Since their peak in the mid-90s, monarch populations have decreased by 90 percent, in […]

Wolverine | Photo by Victor Benard on Unsplash

Environmental Action Shares: Week of June 1, 2018

This week, help spread the word for the environment with any or all of these social media shares about wildflowers, wolverines and America’s largest national forest.Facebook Environmental Action Social Media SharesTwitter Environmental Action Social Media SharesThe Tongass is America’s largest national forest — and the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. We need your help to keep it wild: https://t.co/2Ek5Cv6fMk […]

Polar bear resting, Alaska (photo: USFWS)

We need your help to protect the Arctic!

The Department of Interior (DOI) has kicked off its efforts to fast-track the lease sale to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the oil and gas industry — and we really need your help to prevent another catastrophic environmental disaster. Add your name to oppose opening the Arctic Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.The Threat to the Arctic Polar bears, caribou […]

Carrizo Plain National Monument (Photo: BLM)

It’s not just wildflowers. Take action for kit foxes condors and other Carrizo wildlife.

When it comes to Carrizo Plain National Monument, we’re working to protect more than wildflowers. This special place — site of 2017’s unusual wildflower “super bloom” — is important to endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, California condors and nature lovers from around the world. Help protect Carrizo Plain National Monument. Urge E&B Natural Resources Management Corp. to abandon drilling plans […]

Tongass National Forest (Photo: USDA)

Protect the Tongass, Our Largest National Forest

The Tongass National Forest is the largest of America’s national forests  — and few places are quite as wild.We live in a world with a lot of stuff, but not enough nature.Here in our Boston office, the view includes the brick wall of a building, and the big, gray, concrete parking garage behind it. Looking out the window, you can […]

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Pixabay)

Your toolkit for saving monarchs at home

As spring settles firmly into place — with the warm sun beginning to show itself more frequently, the days getting longer, and plants beginning to bloom — monarchs are making their journey back north.But each year, monarch populations are plummeting — there are 16 million fewer monarchs than just a year ago.1We can all act to save monarchs in our […]

African Lion (Pixabay) and Elephant (Unsplash)

Tell President Trump: Save Elephants and Lions

It’s time to stand up for African elephants again. And now lions, too.We can’t allow elephants to become an artifact of the past. Stand up for elephants, lions and other wildlife today. Ask President Trump to follow through on his plan to ban bringing African elephant tusks and lion hides into our country on Twitter or Facebook. The Threat to Elephants […]

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