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  • David Benton, head of the Marine Conservation Alliance, answers questions

    David Benton. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’m executive director of the Marine Conservation Alliance, based in Juneau, Alaska. What does your organization do? MCA is a nonprofit organization established by the Alaska seafood industry that promotes sustainable fishing. America has an increasing appetite for healthy seafood, but we must be sure that […]

  • Gregg Small, director of the Washington Toxics Coalition, answers questions

    Gregg Small. What’s your job title? Executive director of the Washington Toxics Coalition. What does your organization do? WTC works to protect human health and the environment from the impacts of toxic pollution. What are you working on at the moment? Photo: iStockphoto A top priority right now is our Pollution in People Project. For […]

  • Jim Moriarty, president of Surfrider Foundation, answers questions

    Jim Moriarty. What work do you do? I work at an environmental, action-sports-oriented nonprofit called Surfrider Foundation. What does your organization do? We exist for the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves, and beaches. Two examples: we fight for clean water and beach access. How do you get to work? Mini Cooper S or telecommute. […]

  • Don Shaffer, local-biz promoter and green skateboard entrepreneur, answers questions

    Don Shaffer. What work do you do? I’m executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and co-owner of Comet Skateboards. What does your organization do? BALLE is a growing alliance of more than 5,400 entrepreneurs and small-business owners from across the U.S. and Canada who are dedicated to building Local Living Economies, […]

  • Drew Weiner, reef-protection crusader, answers questions

    Drew Weiner. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’m the director of Reef Protection International. What does your organization do? RPI contributes to coral-reef conservation by educating the public about the marine aquarium trade and helping consumers make responsible, “reef-safe” buying choices. Coral reefs are in crisis due to warming seas, pollution, and overfishing. […]

  • Why green-group canvassing operations need an overhaul

    It’s that time of year again on college campuses: final exams have given way to Frisbee on the quad, boxes are packed, and every telephone pole bears a bright yellow poster that says, “Summer Jobs with the Campaign to Save the Environment!” There must be a better way. Many a student has torn off that […]

  • John Suttles, Southern environmental lawyer, answers questions

    John Suttles. What work do you do? I’m a senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. How does it relate to the environment? For the past 20 years, the Southern Environmental Law Center — the biggest environmental organization headquartered in the Southeast — has used the full power of the […]

  • Melinda Kramer, advocate for grassroots women activists, answers questions

    Melinda Kramer. Photo: Caitlin Sislin. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am cofounder and codirector of Women’s Global Green Action Network, an international organization that unites and empowers grassroots women advocates, entrepreneurs, and community leaders around the world who are working in the areas of environmental, economic, and social justice. How does your […]

  • Roger Mustalish, Amazon researcher and protector, answers questions

    Roger Mustalish. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’m president of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit with offices in West Chester, Penn., and in Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado, Peru. What does your organization do? ACEER’s mission is to promote environmental conservation by being a catalyst for awareness, […]