MIGHTY EARTH

Mighty Earth is a global campaign organization that works to protect the environment. The program is inspired by the wonder of Nature and the potential for ordinary people to band together to achieve outsized, unexpected results. We focus on the big issues: conserving threatened landscapes like tropical rainforests, protecting oceans, and solving climate change. Visit the Mighty Earth website.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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REPORT
February 1, 2018

Report: BURNED: Deception, Deforestation and America’s Biodiesel Policy

by Glenn Hurowitz

This report by Mighty Earth and Action Aid USA provides a dramatic on-the-ground glimpse of the unintended negative consequences of food-based biofuels.

Report: BURNED: Deception, Deforestation and America’s Biodiesel Policy
September 13, 2017

Chocolate's Dark Secrets

by Glenn Hurowitz

A new investigation by Mighty Earth, “Chocolate’s Dark Secret,” finds that a large amount of the cocoa used in chocolate produced by Mars, Nestle, Hershey’s, Godiva, and other major chocolate companies was grown illegally in national parks and other protected areas in Ivory Coast and Ghana. The countries are the world’s two largest cocoa producers...

Chocolate's Dark Secrets
REPORT
August 10, 2015

Water Wars

by Glenn Hurowitz

The Mexican border state of Sonora is expanding its hydraulic society in the face of climate change, an escalating water crisis, and indigenous opposition...

Water Wars

LATEST NEWS

March 31, 2021

On the road with Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa beans

Mighty Earth mentioned

"In 2018, Mighty Earth and Global Forest Watch sounded the alarm when they reported that 90 per cent of Côte d’Ivoire’s primary forest has already been razed and that on a global scale, deforestation there was accelerating at a rate surpassed only by neighbouring Ghana."

March 25, 2021

ADM pledges to remove deforestation from its supply chain by 2030

Mighty Earth mentioned

"Deforestation, in particular, has been a controversial issue among food manufacturers and ingredients suppliers, and ending its use is one of the goals ADM has a set target for. Competitor Cargill also stated in June 2020 that it too plans to eliminate deforestation by 2030 globally. Previously, Cargill outlined plans in 2019 to make its soy supply chain deforestation free, although it came under fire that same year by environmental watchdog Mighty Earth for not doing enough. Since then, Cargill reports that it has revamped some of its processes, with 95.68% of its soybeans sourced from Brazil coming from deforestation-free land as of June last year."

March 31, 2021

Spring can be a time for ‘green eggs and chocolate,’ say UBCO experts

Mighty Earth mentioned

"Dr. Li also advocates for buying fair-trade chocolate, which is produced without child or forced labour. For making informed choices, he recommends reading the annual Easter Chocolate Shopping Guide. Compiled by the Mighty Earth environmental advocacy group, the guide assigns ‘Good Egg’ and ‘Rotten Egg’ awards to companies on a range of social and environmental criteria that can impact purchasing decisions."

March 17, 2021

Consumers Can Buy Chocolate With Their Eyes Wide Open This Easter

Mighty Earth mentioned

"Be Slavery Free (Australia and the Netherlands), Green America, INKOTA, Mighty Earth, and National Wildlife Federation published their 2021 joint Easter Scorecard, analyzing how the world’s biggest cocoa traders, chocolate manufacturers, and retailers are addressing social and environmental benchmarks. These six NGOs bring expertise and experience across the sections in the Scorecard and combined together bring deep understandings to the social and environmental areas in the cocoa production of the chocolate industry and what the emerging bench-marks look like."

EXPERTS

Glenn Hurowitz

Director, Mighty Earth
  • Gordon Adams, Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center and professor in the U.S. Foreign Policy program at the School of International Service, American University

  • Amy Belasco, former Specialist for the Defense Budget of the Congressional Research Service

  • Neta Crawford, Professor and Department Chair of Political Science at Boston University

  • Matt Fay, former Director of Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Niskanen Center

  • Ben Friedman, Senior Fellow and Defense Scholar at Defense Priorities

  • Laicie Heeley, CEO of Inkstick, Host of Things That Go Boom

  • John King, Founder, King and Brown Company LLC

  • Larry Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and adjunct professor at Georgetown University

  • Lindsay Koshgarian, Program Director, National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies

  • Miriam Pemberton, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies

  • Mandy Smithberger, Director of the Center for Defense Information at the Project On Government Oversight

  • Col. Larry Wilkerson (Ret.), Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy, William & Mary

  • Col. Isaiah "Ike" Wilson (Ret.), director, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College​

  • CIP Senior Associate Carl Conetta was a consultant to the project

ABOUT

Mighty Earth

Mighty Earth is a global campaign organization that works to protect the environment. The program was inspired by the wonder of Nature and the potential for ordinary people to band together to achieve outsized, unexpected results. It focuses on the big issues: conserving threatened landscapes like tropical rainforests, protecting oceans, and solving climate change.


Mighty Earth campaigns and its team have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to adopt policies to eliminate deforestation and human rights abuse from their supply chains, and driven adoption of multi-billion dollar shifts to clean energy. Steering Committee Chairman, former Congressman Henry Waxman, is responsible for some of the most important environmental legislation of the last 50 years, notably the 1990 re-authorization of the Clean Air Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. We’re proud to partner with The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on our rubber work.


Since April 2017, Mighty Earth has been a proud member of the High Carbon Stock Approach Steering Group.  It is committed to the HCS approach and will work to support the application of the HCS methodology around the world.


Whether rallying for change internationally or locally, Mighty Earth is building a movement to protect the environment.


Mighty Earth is a fiscally sponsored project of the Center for International Policy.