Actor and Environmentalist

#Regram #RG @AmazonFrontlines: Ecuador’s national water authority (SENAGUA) has now established a protected zone for the Cofan, Chingual and Aguarico rivers, which the indigenous Kofán people of Sinangoe and many other local populations depend upon. This encouraging recognition also comes at a critical moment in the Kofán people’s struggle for justice: today, a judicial inspection is taking place on site as part of a legal case which the community has won against the Ecuadorian government, demanding the suspension of all mining concessions on and near Sinangoe ancestral territory. “We hope that the judicial visit to the mining zone will help judges to understand the great importance of the rivers and the threat which mining represents for our life as Kofán”, says Mario Criollo, President of the A’I Cofan community of Sinangoe. We stand with the community of Sinangoe in their fight to protect their territory from illegal resource extraction. Join us, sign the pledge to #StandWithSinangoe: link in bio. #waterislife#waterdefenders#amazon #amazonlife#AmazonRainforest #indigenousrights #indigenousresilience#indigenousrising#forestguardians #resistance#indigenousresistance#climatechange#climatejustice #humanrights
21 hours ago
#Regram #RG @SierraClub: Polar bears are facing a new threat -- and it's not climate change. A company called SAExploration wants to start seismic oil testing in critical bear habitat as early as December. Go to sc.org/SAExploration and tell SAExploration: stay out of the Arctic Refuge. Then, tag your friends to make sure they take action for polar bears too! #bears #polarbears #arctic #arcticrefuge
2 days ago
#Regram #RG @lionrecovery: Just another sunset or the closing credits for Africa’s lions? In the wildlife areas most visited by tourists, lions are a regular sighting. This creates the misconception that lions are doing just fine. The reality is that their numbers have declined by half in the last 25 years or so. The LRF supports a wide range of conservation projects around Africa designed to protect lions, their habitats and prey. Central to our philosophy is the conviction that conserving Africa’s wildlife will benefit the continents people and economies.. Photo @petelindseyafrica
3 days ago
#Regram #RG @350org: After the UN's IPCC published its critical report on 1.5˚C last Monday, thousands sprung into action all over the world. Thankfully, many people around the world, not paralyzed, but motivated by the latest science, showed over the past week that they’re willing to step up to this challenge, and take targeted political actions, together, to enact meaningful change. Through a range of tactics, they’ve brought a strong, pointed message to decision makers: 1.5˚C means no more support to the fossil fuel industry, in any form. #1o5c #fossilfree #keepitintheground #climatechange
4 days ago
#Regram #RG @AmazonFrontlines: Cost is one of the greatest barriers to getting kids into the classroom in the Amazon. Even though public school is free in Ecuador, schools supplies, transportation and uniforms can be a daunting financial burden on families. In indigenous communities, children are invited to wear culturally traditional uniforms to school once a week. Although women have been sewing these uniforms by hand for generations, the government required families to buy these traditional uniforms from outside manufacturers. Moreover, the uniforms don’t reflect cultural differences between one community and another, and often the design itself isn’t accurate. A group of Kofan women decided to take matters into their own hands. They started a women’s sewing cooperative in the community of Dureno and are pushing the government to hire them to produce the traditional uniforms for the next school year. Kofan women have been taking part in intensive sewing workshops organized by the cooperative and have set their sites beyond just producing uniforms for their children— they are beginning to make clothing for the whole community! #amazon #amazonlife##AmazonRainforest #indigenousrights #indigenousresilience#indigenousrising#forestguardians #resistance#indigenousresistance#culture#indigenousculture#culturaindigena#indigenouswomen#womenleaders
5 days ago
#Regram #RG @wwf: Large amounts of the Arctic are currently covered in ice - whether sea ice or glacial ice - but this will change, with climate change causing the region to become a wetter, warmer, less predictable place... Unless countries take urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions further, the effects of a warming Arctic will continue to be felt around the world. Rising sea levels, changes in climate and rain patterns, increasing severe weather events, and effects on fish stocks, marine mammals and bird populations... Photo by Conservation Biologist @joshuapowell_official for #WWFVoices and with thanks to @poseidonexpeditions
6 days ago
#Regram #RG @guardian: We have 12 years to limit a climate change catastrophe, a scientific report has announced today. Following devastating hurricanes in the US, record droughts in Cape Town and forest fires in the Arctic, the report makes clear that climate change is already happening and has upgraded its risk warning. At the current level of commitments by world leaders, we're on course for a disastrous 3C of global warming. The authors of the report are refusing to accept defeat though and believe that the increasingly visible damage caused by climate change will shift opinion.
11 days ago
#Regram #RG @whenweallvote: Register to vote and get a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. 
Register now and vote ‪on November 6.‬ Text WeAllVote to 97779 or visit ‪whenweallvote.org‬ to get started. #WhenWeAllVote
Bria Smith, Milwaukee, WI (17 years old)
Student & Blogger. Helped register young voters over the Summer.
Sterling Elliot, Newport News, VA (19 years old)
Concert cellist. Second year student at Juilliard, New York.
Tori Streitmatter, Sparland, IL (24 years old)
Comes from a farming family in IL. Currently works with an organization that provides resources to the agricultural community.
Dominic Cavazos, San Antonio, TX (18 years old)
A Special Olympian and Graduate of Alamo Heights High School
Daniel Davila, Encino, CA (22 years old)
Graduate of USC Music, up and coming musician of Puerto Rican descent
15 days ago
#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: Did you know that there are rainforests right in the United States? 🌲 The Hoh Rain Forest in Washington state holds a web of interdependence that teaches us a lesson that we at the @rainforestalliance take to heart: We base all our work in the knowledge that everything is connected, and that therefore, protecting forests & improving the livelihoods of rural people benefits us all.⁣ Find out more in my article about the beauty of connection in the magical Hoh Rain Forest by clicking the link in our bio or checking out today’s Stories! ⁣#RainforestAlliance #Interdependence #HohRainForest #OlympicNationalPark #PNW #ExplorePNW #OptOutside #FindYourPark #FollowTheFrog #WednesdayWisdom📸: @lilylandes
16 days ago
#Regram #RG @earthjustice: Huge victory for #Yellowstone grizzly bears! Safeguards were reinstated, after a judge ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to strip Endangered Species Act protections from the population was illegal. "This is a victory for the bears and for people from all walks of life who come to this region to see the grizzly in its natural place in the world." - Tim Preso, Earthjustice Managing Attorney Grizzly 📸: @thomasdmangelsen #wilderness #wildlifephotography #grizzlybear #naturephotography #nature #adventure #animals #earth #earthpix #nogrizhunt
17 days ago
#Regram #RG @leonardodicapriofdn: There are only a few weeks left until governments from around the world meet to decide the fate of the Antarctic Ocean. We need every country at this meeting to agree to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, the largest protected area on Earth. 
The Sanctuary would create a safe haven for Antarctic wildlife like penguins to recover from the pressures of pollution and overfishing, and help safeguard against growing threats associated with climate change, which all put the future of this fragile region at risk.
But it will only become a reality if all governments feel the momentum of a truly global movement calling for Antarctic protection.
Photo by @daisygilardini #climatechange #antarcticsanctuary #Antarctic #greenpeace #protectantarctic
17 days ago
#Regram #RG @cnn: This shocking drone footage shows the devastation left by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia on Friday. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake and 3-meter-high (10 foot) waves killed hundreds.
17 days ago