A Clean Water Act loophole has left 2.5 million miles of our streams, 20 million acres of wetlands, and the drinking water for 117 million Americans at risk. Environment America organizing resulted in over 13,700 supporters backing the push to close this loophole.
Our NetworkThe Public Interest Network includes the state Public Interest Research Groups, U.S. PIRG, state environmental groups in 29 states, Environment America, Environmental Action, Toxics Action Center, Pesticide Watch, Green Century Funds, Green Corps, National Environmental Law Center, Frontier Group, Community Voters Project, Accelerate Change.
Together, the groups of The Public Interest Network employ a full arsenal of time-tested strategies for change, including organizing, advocacy, research and policy analysis, litigation and socially responsible investing.
Each group pursues its own strategy and agenda, with its own base of support. Yet all members of the network share a firm commitment to a model for success — one that emphasizes building stable, powerful organizations, embracing a tough-minded culture of accountability, and organizing to win measurable results. These results include hundreds of laws, policies and other changes that have protected consumers, preserved the environment, and otherwise made corporations and government more responsive to the public interest.
Over the years, our network has also recruited and trained thousands of people. Many have moved up to become leaders of our own network. Others have moved on to replenish and renew the ranks of the rest of the public interest community. In either case, these activists, organizers, advocates and leaders — what some have called our “activist pipeline” – and the work ethic, strategic approach and commitment to change they embody, are ultimately our most enduring and influential legacy.
MASSPIRG and its allies have gathered more than 112,000 signatures to qualify an updated Bottle Bill for the 2014 state ballot. They delivered the signatures to cities and towns throughout the state this week.
Green Century Capital Management has been a leading voice for fossil fuel divestment in the press and in the socially responsible investing field. Green Century recently released two mini-reports on going fossil fuel free, with one titled "Five Reasons to Consider Divesting from Fossil Fuels" and the other "The Power and Limits of Shareholder Advocacy with Fossil Fuel Companies." Meanwhile, Green Century and 350.org launched a personal divestment campaign Oct. 22nd including the release of a new guide called "Extracting Fossil Fuels from Your Portfolio: A Guide to Personal Divestment and Reinvestment." Visit greencentury.com for more.