Grantee Spotlights

Meet Our Winter 2015 Cal Wildlands Grantees! California Wildlands Grassroots Fund

Congratulations to our Winter 2015 California Wildlands Grassroots Fund grantees! Visit our grantee page to learn all about these groups’ exciting initiatives to preserve wild spaces throughout California.

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First Phase Of Cleanup Plans For Complicated Pollution On Tacoma’s Commencement Bay Underway By Courtney Flatt, Northwest Public Radio

A contamination site in Washington’s Commencement Bay is now in the first phase of cleanup. Citizens for a Healthy Bay wants to know how the cleanup will address years of harmful pollution.

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Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter Founder, on Race in America By USA Today

Patrisse Cullors, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights’s Truth and Reinvestment Campaign Director and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter, spent some time with USA Today to discuss race in America. Make sure to check out this video!

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Rose Foundation Awards Grants To Protect Consumer Privacy For Immediate Release | Press Release

Millions of American voters, consumers, and children will have greater protection from online threats thanks to grants awarded by Rose Foundation’s Consumer Privacy Rights Fund.

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‘Nothing About Us Without Us’: As Clean Power Plans Rolls Out, Climate Activists Rally By Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams

Did you miss Climate Justice Alliance’s Day of Action? Click to get a full recap and to learn how the Our Power Campaign is working to address the harmful effects of fossil fuel production on low-income communities and communities of color.

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DROUGHT: 9 Californians Who Play Key Roles in Water Policy By Jeremy P. Jacobs and Debra Kahn, Environment & Energy Publishing

There are definitely some familiar faces on this list of Californians playing key roles in state water policy. Check out the full list at the source, and join us in saying “Congratulations” to grantees Community Water Center and Maven’s Notebook!

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Activists in Pacific Northwest Face Off Against Largest Oil-By-Rail Terminal in North America By Martha Baskin, Truthout

An oil company is proposing to build what would be North America’s largest oil-by-rail terminal at the mouth of the Columbia River. Click to see what Columbia Riverkeeper and other environmental activists are doing to make sure this plan doesn’t come to fruition.

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Google is Tracking Students as it Sells More Products to Schools, Privacy Advocates Warn By Andrea Peterson, The Washington Post

As Google becomes more ubiquitous in schools, the practice of tracking students’ activity online has become more widespread, too. Click to see what Electronic Frontier Foundation is doing to protect your child’s privacy!

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Victory: Obama Signs Bill Banning Plastic Microbeads By Center for Biological Diversity, EcoWatch

President Obama signed a bill that will phase out the manufacturing of face wash, toothpaste, and shampoo containing plastic microbeads. Read all about the dangers of microbeads and see how our grantees have worked to achieve this victory for consumers and the environment!

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Davisites Fight To Save Burrowing Owls By Kellen Browning, The Davis Enterprise

There are only two pairs of burrowing owls within Davis’ city limits. Check out this article to learn how Burrowing Owl Preservation Society is working to research and combat this severe population challenge.

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