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  • Fred Thompson, CEO of Jane Goodall Institute, answers questions

    Fred Thompson. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’m president and CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? Our mission is to inspire and empower people to take informed, compassionate action to make the world a better place for people, animals, […]

  • David Helvarg, marine activist, answers questions

    David Helvarg. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I’m president of Blue Frontier Campaign. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? Blue Frontier works to strengthen America’s ocean constituency by building unity among seaweed (marine grassroots) activists at the local, regional, and national levels by providing tools […]

  • Patricia Lovera, food safety crusader, answers questions

    Patricia Lovera With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am deputy director of the Energy and Environment Program at Public Citizen. We have campaigns on energy (fighting nuclear power and electricity deregulation), against the privatization of our water supplies, and on food safety (fighting food irradiation and other methods of industrialized food production that […]

  • Marc Ross, rocker and activist, answers questions

    With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am president and executive director of Rock the Earth. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? Rock the Earth is a relatively new environmental advocacy nonprofit organization based in Denver, Colo. It was created to work with the music community […]

  • Stephen Hendricks reviews Been Brown so Long It Looked Like Green to Me by Jeffrey St. Clair

    Ask 10 environmentalists and 9 will tell you George W. Bush has been worse for the planet than Bill Clinton -- and they would be wrong. In their error lies much that is ill in the environmental movement (if "movement" it can be called) and shows how long are the odds against righting the wrongs of the industrial economy.

  • Ray Vaughan, an environmental lawyer, answers questions

    Ray Vaughan. With what environmental organization are you affiliated? I am executive director of WildLaw. What does your organization do? What, in a perfect world, would constitute “mission accomplished”? WildLaw is a nonprofit environmental law firm that represents hundreds of community, environmental, and conservation organizations around the country. We work mainly in the Southeast, but […]

  • Ben Cohen, ice cream maven and TrueMajority founder, answers questions

    With what organizations are you affiliated? I work with Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, TrueMajority.org, and TrueMajorityACTION.org. What do your organizations do? BLSP is a group of more than 500 business leaders in the U.S. who are committed to focusing on the most pressing issues we face (education, health care, environmental responsibility) by diverting a […]

  • Federal agencies at odds over salvage-logging proposal in Oregon

    Siskiyou-hoo! Photo: BLM. A U.S. Forest Service proposal to conduct a massive salvage-logging operation in Oregon’s Siskiyou National Forest has come up against a surprising critic — the U.S. EPA. While the Bush administration has advertised the plan as a necessary measure to protect the future health of the forest — which was hit by […]

  • Wood-labeling program less green than it appears

    If you’ve got plans to undertake a woodworking project — building a deck, say, or a fancy new china cabinet — you’re probably not going to figure a plane ticket to Burma or Humboldt County, Calif., into the budget, even if you’d like to be sure that the wood you’ll use has been harvested sustainably. […]