2015 in Review

Remember that time we stopped the pipeline, saved a species, shut down FERC or called out climate denial live on national TV? I do. But there’s no way I could fit all the amazing stuff you, me and everyone at Environmental Action did this year into one message. So check out our 2015 highlight reel – stuffed full of more […]
Thank You Monarchs

Late last night, just before the deadline, I submitted over 44,000 letters from Environmental Action members supporting the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) petition to list the monarch butterfly as an endangered species. It was one of 628 online submissions, many of them just in the last few days. You can see all the comments here or search for ours […]

Thanks for agreeing to make a call to save the Monarch butterfly. Below are some talking points, and a short survey you can fill out to tell us how the call went. Call (314) 694-1000 Ask to leave a message for Hugh Grant, Monsanto Chairman and CEO Talking points:Monarch butterflies migrate up to 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, traversing most of the […]

For the next 34 days, we're all hands on deck to help make Oregon the second state in the nation (thanks Vermont) to have mandatory Genetically Modifideild Organism (GMO) labels. While the jury is still out on the long term health and ecological effects of GMOs themselves, what we do know is that many of the most nefarious industrial agriculture practices […]

Join Environmental Action for our #ActOnGMOs Video Chat on Monday at 8pm EST! Our campaign to have Pepsi’s top celebrity endorser, Beyonce, tell their brand to stop blocking GMO labeling is culminating next Tuesday at Beyonce’s concert in San Francisco! Join us on Monday, August 4th for a live video chat with local activists, policy experts on GMOs and local ways you can participate. Our day of […]

  GMO labeling is finally taking off! Just last week, more than 155,000 Oregon voters signed to support a state ballot initiative to require GMO labeling. Within the past year, three New England states – Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont – have all succeeded in passing GMO labeling bills through their state legislatures.  We’ve seen tremendous success so far this year, including the 1.4 million people who have […]

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 […]

Last week, the Wooster College Voice ran an article highlighting the campaign by dozens of Wooster college students and tens of thousands of Environmental Action members who to tell Smucker's to stop blocking GMO labeling. On Friday, Maribeth Burns, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Schmucker's (The J.M. Smucker Company), responded.  You can view a clipping of the article below, it […]

On Saturday, we had a fun date with Smucker's (but maybe not so fun for them.) Tons of Environmental Action members showed up in their grocery stores, put signs in front of the Smucker's jams, and told the store managers they wanted GMOs labeled in their products. Check out the photo below of one member in Seattle, Washington, where Smucker's […]

There's only two things that gets me more worked up than when a Fortune 500 company trashes the planet.—one is when the company lies about it, and two is when it spends hoards of cash to stop laws that would prevent the ecocide the company is causing. Case in point: Smucker's. Yes, Smucker's, that family-friendly, health-conscious jam company. Smucker's and other […]