The Environmentalist

  • Who's Still Banking on Destroying Indonesia's Forests?

    March 15, 2017
    Jamie Woolley

    A few weeks ago, HSBC took a big step forward for forest protection by pledging to end funding for destructive palm oil companies in Indonesia. But HSBC is not the only bank lending money to palm oil companies pushing further into the forest — and the others now have a lot of catching up to do.

  • 3 Lessons We’ve Learned in 3 Years of Movement Organizing

    March 14, 2017
    David McElhatton

    The Movement Support Hub — Greenpeace’s initiative to collaborate with grassroots activists and communities — is turning three this month! Here are some of the things we’ve learned along the way and how they’ve shaped our vision for green, peaceful, and just future.

  • There Needs to Be a Separation of Oil and State

    March 7, 2017
    Rachael Prokop

    Yesterday, just hours after Trump’s lunch with former ExxonMobil CEO and current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the White House released a press release patting Exxon on the back — with quotes from Exxon’s current CEO Darren Woods praising the White House in return. Wonder what the two of them chatted about?

  • The Resistance Starts at Home

    March 1, 2017
    Kyli Wagner

    We know that the resistance cannot begin and end at the White House in DC. That’s why we’re so inspired to see activists taking up the reins right in their homes and neighborhoods.

  • What 10 Years of Smartphone Use Means for the Planet

    March 1, 2017
    Elizabeth Jardim

    Since 2007, more than 7 billion smartphones have been produced. And while smartphones have changed the world in many positive ways, the manufacturing of these gadgets is having devastating impacts on our planet.

  • If Trump Guts the EPA, This Could Be Our Future

    February 27, 2017
    Ryan Schleeter

    Donald Trump — and his new EPA head Scott Pruitt — have said they want to get rid of the EPA entirely. Here’s what the country might look like if that happens.