Environment

Patagonia Gives Customers a Way to Fight for the Planet

Patagonia Gives Customers a Way to Fight for the Planet

New online platform connects Patagonia customers with hyperlocal grassroots activism Press Release // Ventura, CA; February 6, 2018 // Patagonia has launched a new digital platform connecting customers with local grassroots organizations working to save the planet....
California’s Smith River is 7th most endangered in America

California’s Smith River is 7th most endangered in America

Strip mining threatens clean water, drinking water, wild salmon and steelhead runs in Rogue-Smith watersheds American Rivers named the Smith River in California and southern Oregon’s Illinois and Rogue Rivers among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015, shining a...
Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument Kick Off

Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument Kick Off

Learn about and support efforts to designate Coast Dairies as a national monument at this February 12, 2015 event Join the Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument campaign coalition for their kickoff event on February 12, 2015 from 6-8pm at the Kaiser Permanente Arena....
MTB rules for rainy season riding

MTB rules for rainy season riding

How to be a force for good when mountain biking after rain Reprinted with permission from Hilltromper The mountain bikers, they like the tacky. A little moisture on the trails makes for stickier, softer riding and fun times. But the rainy season can leave trails an...
NorCal super storm linked to changing climate

NorCal super storm linked to changing climate

Climate Nexus explains the connection between climate change and atmospheric rivers in California With the drought-causing high-pressure zone dubbed the “Ridiculously Resilient Ridge” pushed aside for now, a powerful storm associated with what are called atmospheric...
EPiC: Inspired Leadership

EPiC: Inspired Leadership

Through the decades, Ecology Action has shown that meaningful change is possible By Charong Chow A typical weekday morning at the Ecology Action office in downtown Santa Cruz, California begins with the arrival of a swarm of incoming bicycle commuters, a few...
EarthTalk: Palm Oil Production and Rainforest Destruction

EarthTalk: Palm Oil Production and Rainforest Destruction

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that some food purveyors are contributing to the destruction of tropical rainforests by ditching unhealthy “trans fats?” — Billy S., Salem, OR Most public health advocates applaud efforts by processed food producers, restaurants and fast food...
Low water levels won’t stop cleanup efforts

Low water levels won’t stop cleanup efforts

Great Sierra River Cleanup event set for September 20th  (Auburn) – Low water levels due to the drought won’t stop an estimated 4,000 volunteers from heading out on Saturday, September 20, to clean up Sierra rivers, lakes, and streams as part of the sixth annual Great...