Amy Poehler, Ilana Glazer join letter calling for PR firm to drop fossil fuel clients

A group of more than 100 innovators, experts and educators have issued a joint letter urging global public relations firm Edelman to stop working with fossil fuel companies. The group includes leaders in the public relations sector as well as other like-minded individuals. Those who signed the letter include Ilana Glazer, Amy Poehler, Lindsey Peoples … Read more

Scotland’s plastic ban may fail due to UK’s internal strife

The Scottish government has announced that it will ban the sale of plastic straws, cutlery and food packaging made of polystyrene next year. This is part of a larger plan to reduce plastic waste and reduce pollution. The ban will include all polystyrene food packaging containers and their lids, as well as balloon sticks, plates, … Read more

First Nation residents exposed to dangerous levels of carcinogens

Residents of Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Ontario have learned that the carcinogenic chemicals in their air are 44 times higher than recommended levels. The revelation came after years of fighting with officials for data on water and air pollution levels. Aamjiwnaang First Nation is a small area in Ontario surrounded by petrochemical facilities. Continue reading … Read more

Cancer Alley residents may finally see environmental justice

Marginalized groups suffer the most from corporate pollution. Many of those affected do not have the resources to respond or access the relevant authorities for assistance. One such community is Reserve, a predominantly black neighborhood of about 8,000 people located in the heart of Cancer Alley between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Continue reading below … Read more