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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Biodiesel Tax Credit Advances Despite Major Environmental and Climate Concerns


Food-based biofuels fail to address climate crisis and contribute to environmental destruction in the U.S. and around the world

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Meet “Chocopec” – Can a new minimum price give cocoa farmers a living income?


For too long, cocoa cultivation has been synonymous with extreme poverty.

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L’un des principaux importateurs de soja en France renonce à lutter contre la déforestation importée


Les entreprises françaises qui utilisent du soja commercialisé par Cargill dans leur chaîne d’approvisionnement devront en tirer les conséquences.

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Mighty Earth to Help Set Environmental, Climate Standards for Steel


Environmental organization joins ResponsibleSteel, which will set standards and certification plans for industry by 2020

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New Soy Action Plan Shows Cargill is Fiddling While South America Burns


In response to Cargill’s announcement of a new Soy Action Plan, Mighty Earth CEO Glenn Hurowitz released a statement.

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Largest Steelmaker in the World Sets Carbon Neutrality Goal for Europe


The largest steelmaker in the world, ArcelorMittal, which is responsible for approximately 0.7 percent of all global carbon emissions, has set a goal of achieving carbon-neutral operations in Europe by 2050.

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Meat Company Pollution to Blame for New, Near-Record “Dead Zone” Forecast


On the heels of the official NOAA forecast that predicts a near-record size “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, environmental campaign organization Mighty Earth is laying the blame at the feet of America’s biggest meat companies.

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Activists Tell Congress: Stop Supporting Dirty Biofuels


Last week, more than 80 concerned citizens gathered in Atlanta to join Mighty Earth, Dogwood Alliance, and more than 20 co-hosting organizations to mobilize against dirty bioenergy. The event, Forests + Food ≠ Fuel, featured a screening of the documentary Burned, an audience discussion on the environmental impact of burning food-based biofuels, and a call-to-action for Congress to oppose dirty biofuels.

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Analysis: Spring Floods Exacerbate Pollution from Factory Farms Washing into Gulf of Mexico


Following the unprecedented climate-fueled flooding sweeping the Midwest this spring, Mighty Earth calculated approximately how much pollution was washing off industrial factory farms into American waterways, which companies are dumping the most, and where these companies are located relative to flood-prone regions of the country.

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Former Congressman Waxman: New GAO Report Shows Biofuels “Not a Serious Solution to Climate Change”


A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office has found that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has failed to meet its economic or environmental goals. In response, former Congressman Henry Waxman, now chairman of Mighty Earth has released a statement

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Major Rogue Player in Southeast Asia’s Palm Oil Industry Announces Zero Deforestation Policy


Today, BLD Plantation Bhd, a major palm oil producer and refiner operating in Sarawak, Malaysia, announced a Sustainability Policy committing to “No Deforestation, No Development on Peat, and No Exploitation” (NDPE)

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Time for the European Union to act to address deforestation and child labour in the cocoa sector


Following the release of highly concerning data from the Global Forest Watch, we—the undersigned organisations working in the fields of environment, human rights, and agriculture—urge you to take action to address deforestation and child labour in the cocoa sector.

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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.