Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmentsl justice around the world.

A One-Man Fracking Ban

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy on 30th September, 2013 | 3 Comments

3fda5cd1d9b6c221448fd6a7164ec25bWhen J. Stephen Cleghorn realized his certified-organic farm was at risk of being “fracked” for shale gas extraction, he became the first private property owner in the United States to use a “Rights of Nature” deed easement banning all activities that would do systemic harm to the ecosystem both above and deep below the surface of his farm.
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Activists in San Francisco Joined the World in Saying NO to Fracking

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 25th September, 2012 | 1 Comment

Global Exchange staff join activists  from around the Bay Area for a group photo at the Global Frackdown SF actionOn Saturday September 22nd, activists from around the Bay Area gathered in San Francisco next to the iconic Golden Gate bridge for a rally and march to voice one powerful, shared message: BAN FRACKING NOW!
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A chance for youth to “right” a sustainable future

Posted by in Community Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 15th June, 2012 | No Comments

Doing GOOD this SummerShould a river have the right to flow? Do trees have the right to grow? What does it mean to give nature rights and how different would our world look if we did? These are just a few of many questions youth will come together to discuss this summer at our Rights of Nature Youth Summit — with your help.
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Open Call for Green Economy Leadership Training Participants

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 9th March, 2012 | 4 Comments

The GELT house in Highland Park, MichiganWant to participate in community-led projects focused on developing local green economy resources? Interested in learning to organize social entrepreneurship ventures? Between the ages of 18 and 99? Want to spend the summer in Highland Park, MI and meet like-minded people from across the country working for social just while working with the local community? Then apply to GELT today.
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Vision: How to Change Our Laws So That Corporations Don’t Trump Communities

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 24th May, 2011 | No Comments

blogimage_acidminedrainage.jpg_thumbs_600x943_310x220The following originally appeared on Alternet. — Our environmental laws and regulations, rather than put in place protections for the environment, instead seem to be written to exploit it. Here’s what can we do about it. The following is excerpted from the recently released book, The Rights of Nature: The Case for a Universal Declaration […]
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Youth Driven Justice

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 27th October, 2010 | No Comments

DeAnthonyJonesEvery year, Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative recognizes six youth from around North America who have shown outstanding activism and leadership on a project or a campaign in the fields of environmental and environmental justice advocacy with a Brower Youth Award. This year, the Brower Youth Awards presented a new set of awardees at the 2010 ceremony and one of the inspiring individuals was one of our own: De’Anthony Jones.
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Imagine if the Gulf Could Sue BP for Damages…

Posted by in Community Rights on 19th August, 2010 | No Comments

oiledgrasssmallIIIIWhy can’t BP be responsible for “fixing what it broke?” In part it comes down to the law. Within our current legal structure, corporations, which are fictional, non-living entities, are recognized to have the same rights as individual people. In fact, the law provides corporations to have more say in our lives than we do: […]
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The Vision of Sankofa

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 27th July, 2010 | No Comments

zakiya and pandoraBack in June, Global Exchange familia Zakiya Harris of Grind for the Green and Get Fresh and Pandora Thomas of the Environmental Service Learning Initiative gave a TEDx talk in Denver, Colorado where they took the opportunity to share their vision of Sankofa.
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A Big Hearfelt Welcome to You!

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events on 2nd March, 2010 | No Comments

welcomeA big heartfelt welcome to you! Thanks for finding your way to our brand new People to People blog. One of five blogs launched as part of our new Blog Network, the People to People blog will cover a wide range of human rights, social justice topics. Our other four blogs will each explore specific […]
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