The Environmentalist

  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves to Justify Our Silence

    November 24, 2015
    Annie Leonard

    In the wake of last night’s direct attack on #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators in Minneapolis at a protest against the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark, I feel compelled to share some thoughts.

  • How to Celebrate 'Use Less Stuff Day'

    November 19, 2015
    Annie Leonard

    Today is Use Less Stuff Day. It was created to inspire us to rethink the stuff we use. All our stuff — cell phones, clothes, cars, disposable chopsticks, and on and on — comes from somewhere and has to go somewhere when we throw it out. That takes a big toll on the planet, so thinking about how to use less is an excellent idea.

  • Sad, Scared, and Alone: The Baby Orangutan Orphaned by Palm Oil

    November 18, 2015
    Zamzami Arlinus

    For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from branch to branch, his strong grip lifting him in high arcs through the forest canopy. But there were no more trees left for Otan.

  • 4 Reasons Art Is Essential to Activism

    November 16, 2015
    Ryan Schleeter

    The environmental movement runs on innovation. Our biggest victories aren’t won by out-spending or out-muscling our adversaries. Instead, we out-maneuver. We meet big challenges with even bigger creativity. And there are few challenges larger than taking on Thai Union Group.