Activism Stories

Voices for the Ocean

We protect what we love.

We’ve Got The Energy

The ups and downs of transitioning power to the people in the Chamonix Valley.

Zoe Hart
8 min Read
Black Bears, Black Liberation

A wildlife biologist uncovers an unexpected, intersectional legacy of slavery.

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant
8 min Read
Lessons from the River

50th Anniversary Wild And Scenic Rivers Act

Barry Lopez
8 min Read
Activists Want Fashion to Change

Climate and social justice activists are pushing the clothing industry to take better care of people and the planet.

Archana Ram
6 min Read
One Year Since Australia’s Black Summer

Photographer Paolo Pellegrin captured the aftermath of the wildfires that burned through Australia in 2019.

Sean Doherty
3 min Read
Connecting the Cochamó and Puelo Valleys

A dead-end dirt road is the start to a new challenge—and a fight to protect South America’s Yosemite.

Felipe Cancino
6 min Read
She’s Taking Out the Trash

One woman’s decades-long fight for clean air and environmental justice.

Andrew O’Reilly
10 min Read
A Matter of Love

Marie-France Roy on speaking up for our home planet.

Colin Wiseman
6 min Read
The Resonance of Stone

“Castleton Tower has a pulse. We have a pulse. The Earth has a pulse.”

Terry Tempest Williams
1 min Read
Public Enemies

Climate policy expert Leah Stokes on how fossil fuel interests undermine American climate policy, and what you can do to stop it.

Mădălina Preda
9 min Read
Will You Vote for Winter?

Snow lovers and professional athletes are mobilizing to elect climate leaders.

Maia Wikler
6 min Read
Connecting the Dots

If we continue trying to save the world one species at a time we will fail; it is time to redefine our relationship with nature so that we save all of nature.

Doug Chadwick
9 min Read
Hell Yeah, Your Vote Counts

A reminder of why voting is essential to the protection of our public lands.

Patrick Shea
3 min Read
Indigenous Management Revives and Protects Public Lands

Karen Diver of the Fond du Lac Band on how protecting lands and waters can provide solutions to climate change.

Wudan Yan
8 min Read
Our Acknowledgment

We’re learning how to become an antiracist company.

2 min Read
Where the Work Gets Done

Thoughts on activism from a year of filming Public Trust.

Jeremy Hunter Rubingh
17 min Read
What Comes Down Must Go Up

Melinda Daniels is huddled under the shelter of her purple tent waiting for the rain to start, which only seems odd when you consider the context: she’s in the middle of a farm on a blindingly sunny day.

Johnie Gall
8 min Read
Taking Back Puget Sound

A bold plan to kick net-pen salmon farms out for good.

Dylan Tomine
7 min Read
What Are Public Lands Good For?

Our public lands have tremendous value beyond the extractive. Here's a refresh on why they're worth protecting.

Jeff McElroy
4 min Read
Why Wilderness Matters More Than You

BIKE Magazine contributing editor Michael Ferrentino on our perceived right to ride wherever we want.

Michael Ferrentino
6 min Read
Red Lake, Green Future

The case for Indigenous-led land management.

Nick Martin
10 min Read
30 by 30: A Bold Vision to Save the Natural World

“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’” —Rachel Carson.

Senator Tom Udall
5 min Read
From Assignment to Ally

A photographer learns what it means to be an ally while on assignment on Gwich’in lands.

Keri Oberly
7 min Read
The Threshold

To save our home planet we must fall in love with it. What’s holding us back?

Alejandra Oliva
7 min Read
The Revolution Will Not Be Muted

“This whole process of virtual public hearings during a global crisis is an injustice to my community.”

Mădălina Preda
9 min Read
A World Without Salmon

The fish’s struggle for survival is a fight not only for itself but for the health of the planet. An excerpt from Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate.

Mark Kurlansky
5 min Read
What You Can Do From Home

Ways you can keep up the fight for our planet, and feel less alone.

Mădălina Preda
4 min Read
So, You Want to Be a Regenerative Hemp Farmer?

A bona fide American hemp farmer/entrepreneur shares his stash.

Doug Fine
11 min Read
Earth Day Goes Digital

As the world grapples with the effects of the pandemic, climate activists continue to fight for our future.

Lisset Fun
7 min Read
Gardening Corals before They Are Gone

With oceans getting warmer and more acidic, a group of divers are planting baby corals to restore the dying coral reefs.

Morgan Sjogren
6 min Read
Trees Do Better Standing Up

Southeast Alaskans are on the front line of the fight to protect the Tongass National Forest from logging.

Brendan Jones
11 min Read
How to Protect 1 Million Acres of Public Lands

Jocelyn Torres of Conservation Lands Foundation on the power of grassroots lobbying and voting for public lands.

Jocelyn Torres
6 min Read
District 15

Justice for the most polluted neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Saving Slickrock

The Slickrock Trail, in Moab, Utah, is one of the most popular mountain bike rides in the world. Now, under a recent BLM decision, it could also be opening to oil and gas drilling.

Sakeus Bankson
6 min Read
I Found My Calling through Patagonia Action Works

 She was searching for a role with a nonprofit that takes a nontraditional approach to nature conservation. She found it in her inbox.

Katarina Mulec
6 min Read
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