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- 21 May, 2015
Olena Kravchenko visited Eugene this week. Olena is the Executive Director of Environment-People-Law, Ukraine's leading public interest environmental law organization. ELAW has worked with EPL for many years to conserve biodiversity, protect forests, and hold polluters accountable.
- 12 May, 2015
Prakash Mani Sharma is a tireless environmental advocate for communities in Nepal. Prakash and his organization, the Forum for Protection of Public Interest (Pro Public) have fought for decades to protect Nepal's unique landscapes, including the glaciers of Mount Everest, the sacred Bagmati River, and Kathmandu's Balkhu -- one of the few public parks in the densely populated capital city.
- 07 May, 2015
Communities in Veracruz, Mexico, are celebrating a federal court ruling that protects local water supplies from three mini hydro power projects proposed for the Jalacingo River. The plants would have altered the river's course to generate power for industry and disrupted traditional water systems, including freshwater springs.
- 04 May, 2015
Dear friends, Please help ELAW protect clean air, clean water, and healthy ecosystems by participating in The Seattle Foundation's online giving event, GiveBIG.
- 22 April, 2015
The ELAW network is built on personal bonds, forged over many years. Today, we honor Calvin Sandborn who we have worked with for years to win justice for British Columbia First Nations and communities across Canada.
- 08 April, 2015
Last week, Erica Goode at The New York Times reported on the struggle to save a threatened and curious creature: "With its scaly exterior, peculiar body shape and propensity for rolling into an armored ball when threatened, the pangolin has invited comparison to the artichoke and the pine cone."
- 02 April, 2015
Jamaica's infamous Riverton City Dump, the only authorized dump for the capital city of Kingston, caught fire March 11, sending hundreds to the hospital and closing 50 schools and over 30 businesses. The Riverton dump burns regularly, but the March fire was of historic proportions.
- 12 March, 2015
"It can be lonely back home, working in the public interest," says Sofiya Shutiak, Staff Attorney at Environment-People-Law in Ukraine, one of more than 50 grassroots leaders from 30 countries that met in Yachats, Oregon, last week for the 2015 ELAW Annual International Meeting.
- 10 March, 2015
ELAW partners around the world are collaborating to seek justice for the communities that are poised to suffer the worst consequences of climate change.
- 26 February, 2015
Grassroots leaders from East Africa were the first to arrive yesterday for the 2015 ELAW Annual International Meeting. By Saturday, more than 50 grassroots advocates from 30 countries will be here in Eugene to collaborate on their efforts back home to help communities speak out for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. The International Meeting will be March 1 - 5, followed by the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.