September 10, 2019

Single-use plastics have created a major threat to the environment. As in the case of the other issues tracked in the Grassroots Change Preemption Map, much of the recent success in regulating or banning plastic bags and other “auxiliary containers” has come at the local level. In response, the plastics industry, …

October 24, 2017

For this two-part series, Grassroots Change interviewed Beth Waitkus, Founder and Executive Director of the Insight Garden Program, which works to transform prisoners’ lives through a connection to nature and hands-on gardening programs in prisons. During the past 15 years, the Insight Garden Program has expanded across California, to two …

August 25, 2017

Denver Post, Bruce Finley, August 24, 2017- Colorado residents fed up with what they see as the state’s failure to protect people and the environment are fighting fossil-fuel development inside their towns by making new rules requiring odor control, bigger setbacks and company disclosure of underground oil and gas flowlines. …

June 6, 2017

NY Daily News, Eugene Kontorovich, June 2, 2017- In the wake of President Trump’s announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, the governors of New York, California and Washington states have announced the formation of a United States Climate Alliance, which will pursue the …