Pledge drive urges funding racially diverse climate efforts

Donors of Color Network have launched a Climate Funders Justice Pledge, challenging the nation's climate philanthropists to shift 30% of their donations toward environmental efforts led by Black, Indigenous, Latino and other people of color.

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Belguun Bat-Erdene: The climate crisis needs feminism

If the Biden/Harris Administration is truly committed to taking bold actions, they must prioritize women's leadership and adopt a feminist climate justice agenda that offers transformative, expansive, and holistic solutions.


Small donations aiming to make a big splash

Environmental issues may seem too big to tackle, but some smaller foundations have figured out ways to have an impact.

Save the planet, win a prize

Rising seas, raging fires, hotter temperatures — and a bit of positivity.

Prince William announces new prize aimed at ‘repairing’ the planet

The goal is to award 50 projects more than $1 million each over the next 10 years for coming up with innovative solutions to address climate change and other environmental issues.

Bezos pledged billions for climate. But so far? Crickets

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos promised in February to pour at least $10 billion of his personal fortune into fighting climate change, and that the effort would "begin issuing grants this summer." Tomorrow is the first day of fall, and the Bezos Earth Fund - as he dubbed the venture - has yet to announce a single grant.


Journalism’s Gates keepers

As philanthropists increasingly fill in the funding gaps at news organizations—a role that is almost certain to expand in the media downturn following the coronavirus pandemic—an underexamined worry is how this will affect the ways newsrooms report on their benefactors. Nowhere does this concern loom larger than with the Gates Foundation.


'Ecology is economy': These resorts say sustainability saves them money

At Potato Head beach resort in Bali, menus are made of old tires and flip flops, while bottle caps are turned into tissue dispensers. Can hotels save the planet while also saving money?

David Kaiser, Rockefeller heir who fought Exxon Mobil, dies at 50

A great-great grandson of John D. Rockefeller, he steered one of his family’s philanthropies to a feisty stance on the oil giant’s role in climate change.

This is what it looks like when a Texas oil boom busts

A year ago, the Permian Basin region was one of America’s hottest labor markets, fueled by a fracking gold rush. Today, the oil field has all but shut down, and everyone is feeling the pain, from restaurant owners to landlords to barbers.

Bill Gates, at odds with Trump on virus, becomes a right-wing target

The Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist has been attacked with falsehoods that he created the coronavirus and wants to profit from it.

A new battle zone for the coronavirus looms: the developing world

People in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city, are coming together in the face of a possible catastrophe.

'He wants to own it.' Will Bezos buy the climate movement?

The climate world has a new patron, and his $10 billion pledge promises to reshape the future of decarbonization - on his own terms.


Bloomberg’s billions: How the candidate built an empire of influence

The former mayor's philanthropy has been a boon for progressive causes, including climate change and public health, earning support from Democrats nationwide even as parts of his record give them pause.


One thing you can do: Make smart donations

Unless you're a scientist or policy wonk, figuring out who's actually making a difference can feel like an impossible task.
A good place to start would be Founders Pledge, but that's just the beginning.

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