This month, PBS NewsHour covered one of the most pressing health issues that we face today: antibiotic resistance. Lance B. Price, Ph.D., microbiologist and director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, appears in the series and explains why we must tackle antibiotic overuse in the farming industry if we’re to address this global threat.
Because the US is one of the largest contributors to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), eliminating US funds to the agency puts the health and rights of the world’s most vulnerable girls and women on the line. Seema Jalan, executive director of the Universal Access Project and Policy at the United Nations Foundation, speaks out against these cuts.
In an administration that’s eviscerating public health and environmental protections, advocates and funders need to work harder and smarter and be more strategic and united than the other side. We need to continue to mobilize the broad grassroots and grasstops coalition that produced an updated toxics law in 2016, marshal our best and brightest minds, and communicate more effectively.
Del Mar Global Trust is a relatively small foundation. Although most of their grants support organizations that have a more direct association with climate change and related issues, they also support organizations like International Planned Parenthood Federation/WHR that increase access to family planning. Managing Director Elena Marszalek explains why climate and reproductive rights are so connected.
More than 10 years ago, a dozen distinguished, retired three- and four-star generals and admirals came together to study the projected impacts of climate change on our infrastructure and national security. Cheryl Rosenblum, executive director of the CNA Military Advisory Board, shares their findings.
Green 2.0 Executive Director Whitney Tome, a leading voice in the effort for greater inclusion and diversity in the environmental field, has joined Rachel’s Network as an Advisor. Through Green 2.0, Whitney has published the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement and works with partners to increase their data transparency, accountability, and action.
Backed by Rachel’s Network, As You Sow launched its antibiotics shareholder initiative in 2015, working directly with company management to establish better policies and practices. By exerting shareholder power directly with corporations and working with other shareholder advocates like the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and Green Century, As You Sow has secured strong antibiotics commitments from several of the nation’s largest restaurant companies.
After a year of campaign rallies featuring inflammatory “Build the Wall” rhetoric, President Trump is pushing for massive new walls along the US-Mexico border. In response, Rachel’s Network and the Sierra Club have partnered to draw the public’s attention to the landscapes and communities threatened by border walls, strengthen the coalition fighting these projects, and develop a legal strategy to resist further construction.
You might not read about these startups on mainstream tech websites, and none of them are based in Silicon Valley. But they’re all advancing the fields of clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and other carbon reduction goals, Paris accord or not.
Sierra Club Borderlands Program Coordinator Dan Millis explains why the existing and proposed US-Mexico border wall is so bad for wildlife and people, and what we can do to oppose it.