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Monarch butterfly (Photo: Erin Wilson, Unsplash)

At Environment Action, we think monarch butterflies rule. They’re an important pollinator, but that’s not all. Will you help save these beloved butterflies? These tiny, beloved butterflies are a cheerful reminder of the beauty of our natural world. And — unfortunately — our monarchs are becoming more scarce. Today, you can help us protect the habitat they need to survive their […]
Photo of giraffes (Pixabay user anujohanna)

Spread the word about key environmental issues with this week’s social shares. In the spotlight this week: giraffes, bad news for bees, an emotional plea from an Alaskan fisherman, grey wolves, and much, much more.Spread the Word on FacebookSpread the Word on TwitterInaction and delay are unacceptable responses to climate change. We must speed the transition to cleaner power and […]
Monarch butterfly (Photo: Wikimedia user Rhododendrites CC 4.0)

Monarch butterflies are precious — and we need to do everything we can to protect them. Add your name to our new petition for butterflies and help us make it clear to the US Fish and Wildlife Service that the public is on the monarchs’ side.The Threat to Monarch Butterflies Monarch butterflies need our help — since 1990, nearly 1 billion […]

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 […]
Monarch butterflies

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 […]
Monarch butterfly (Photo: Pixabay)

We can all act to save monarchs in our own homes and communities by planting native milkweed. Here are answers to Environmental Action supporters’ most frequently-asked questions!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 own homes and communities by planting native milkweed. […]
Environmental Action Earth Day 2018

At Environmental Action, we’ve always had a special relationship with Earth Day. We were founded on the very first Earth Day in 1970. And our work at the forefront of some of America’s most significant — and successful — efforts to protect the environment is built upon that legacy.Today we need your support to protect some of America’s most beloved […]
Monarch butterfly (Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash)

In just the past year, we’ve lost 16 million monarch butterflies.Monarchs face a range of threats, but one of the biggest is Monsanto’s Roundup. Milkweed is a critical source of food for monarchs. But increased use of Roundup means that milkweed is disappearing — and so are the monarchs that go with it.Monarchs are Threatened A new study has shown […]
Washington State (Photo by Unsplash user Adrian)

This week’s Environmental Action shares include posts about monarch butterflies, protecting a treasured national monument in New Mexico, dolphins and more.Please share any (or all) of these posts and help build the movement to protect our air, water, wildlife and environment. Environmental Action Shares for FacebookEnvironmental Action Shares for TwitterThese are dangerous times for America’s wolves — especially in […]
Monarch butterflies have declined by 90 percent since the 1990s. Photo: USFWS

The monarch butterfly is an iconic species that migrates through the heart of the United States each year. Unfortunately, the number of monarchs has decreased by 90 percent since their peak in the mid-90s.1 Monarch Butterflies at Risk The monarch butterfly’s decline in America isn’t a natural phenomenon. In fact, The Washington Post called it “nothing short of a massacre.”2Pollution-driven climate […]