Mighty Earth is a global campaign organization that works to protect the environment.  We focus on the big issues: conserving threatened landscapes like tropical rainforests, protecting oceans, and solving climate change.

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Victory: Largest Cocoa Company in Ghana Joins Push for Sustainability


As a result of advocacy by Mighty Earth and the hard work of others including the World Cocoa Foundation, the biggest cocoa company in Ghana, PBC Limited, has joined the Cocoa Forest Initiative to end deforestation and restore forest areas.

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Rapid Response Monitoring System Webinar


Following the public launch of Mighty Earth’s Rapid Response Monitoring System, Mighty Earth hosted a webinar detailing how the new system works and our long-term plans for the project. The webinar was presented by Glenn Hurowitz, CEO, Mighty Earth; Deborah Lapidus, Southeast Asia Director, Mighty Earth; and Leo Bottrill, Founder & CEO, Maphubs.

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Springing into Action on Rubber


As the World Rubber Summit kicks off in Singapore, we explain why Mighty Earth has become a Founding Member of the new Global Platform on Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR).

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Bank of China to Reevaluate Dam Project That Threatens Endangered Orangutan with Extinction


The Batang Toru dam would permanently disrupt the habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan and would contribute to the first extinction of a great ape – our closest cousins in the animal kingdom – in all our recorded history.

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New study reveals severe health impacts of Indonesia’s haze crisis on babies


New science revealed this week that the toxic haze from Indonesia’s 1997 raging forest fires, which spread across 42,500 square miles (bigger than the state of Tennessee), had a direct and irreversible impact on babies.

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Biofuels Boondoggle: RFS Responsible for Massive Habitat Loss, Annual Climate Emissions Equal to 7 Coal Power Plants


New data released today by the National Wildlife Foundation shows that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has led to increased climate emissions as well as dramatic, unsustainable habitat loss in Iowa and throughout the United States.

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Indonesian Coalition Urges Government to Save Tapanuli Orangutan, Protect “Wonderful Indonesia”


The stage is set for a crucial showdown in a long-running battle to save a newly discovered rare species of orangutan from possible extinction at the hands of a planned US$ 1.6 billion hydroelectric dam project.

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Whole Foods CEO John Mackey Stumbles on Sustainability


“It’s an impossible request…if we tried to do it we would ruin our business and go bankrupt.” That’s what Whole Foods CEO James Mackey said when asked how his company can address sustainability standards throughout its supply chain.

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Mighty Earth Responds to Cargill’s Announcement of Revisions to Forests, Soy, and Human Rights Policies


"We are hopeful that we will be able to soon praise Cargill not just for promises, but for action."

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Mighty Earth Announces “Rapid Response” System to Monitor Deforestation Linked to Agricultural Supply Chains


Mighty Earth publicly launched its Rapid Response monitoring system aimed at eliminating deforestation linked to the palm oil, soy, rubber, cocoa, paper, and cattle industries.

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Shareholders Push Tyson on Water Pollution


Tyson’s track record as one of the nation’s top water polluters is once again coming under fire from shareholders at the company’s annual meeting this year.

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Germany Calls for EU Regulations to Address Deforestation and Child Labour in Cocoa Industry


In groundbreaking news for the chocolate industry, Germany has called for European-wide “binding regulations” to address deforestation and child labour in the cocoa industry.

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Key Pillars.


  • We start with common ground.
    We believe in the fundamental goodness and decency of people. We don’t approach opponents as enemies or adversaries: we recognize them, as humans with strongly held convictions, interests and motivations, just like us. When we can make progress through negotiation or consensus, we go for it. Because we know that effecting lasting change is not a zero-sum game: if we can eliminate “winning” and “losing” from the equation, we’re that much closer to our goal.
  • We’re prepared to act now.
    We have the courage, experience and resources to move quickly and hit hard—but never without a deliberate strategy. If our initial strategy fails, we simply regroup and bounce back with an equally viable angle. Whether taking on an interest group or the CEO of a Fortune-100 company, we persevere because we are unafraid and inexhaustible. When it comes to protecting the Earth and its creatures, no ght is too big or too small.
  • We seek lasting change, not power.
    Our agenda doesn’t end with us. To realize our ambitious goals, we need a movement— we can’t do it alone. Big things happen when we can inspire others to join our ght, so we seek out and empower like-minded people to act. If we are successful in our pursuit, we don’t need personal recognition.