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.

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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

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
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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

Fairtrade calls on UK government for action on ‘hidden’ carbon emissions in food supply chains, including cocoa

Mighty Earth mentioned

"In the case of Ivory Coast, the country has reportedly lost around 80% of its forest areas since the 1960s due to commercial activities – with cocoa growing serving the confectionery sector high among that list, which comes as campaign group Mighty Earth produces a study that revealed a study reportedly claiming 47,000 hectares of deforestation in Ivory Coast alone within the past year, mapped by satellite data, representing an area four times as large as the city of Paris."

How to stop runaway deforestation? Look at Indonesia.

Glenn Hurowitz quoted

"“This is the fourth straight year that palm-oil deforestation has been at a fraction of historic levels, and trending down,” said Glenn Hurowitz, CEO of the environmental nonprofit, Mighty Earth.

“We had hoped that the big companies would do their own monitoring and enforcement, but we found that companies like Korindo Group were able to clear 10,000 hectares and get away with it,” Hurowitz said. And so activists began guarding the forests themselves, using satellite imagery provided by Global Forest Watch, the online forest-monitoring program, and others. Mighty Earth, or another watchdog, wil now alert big palm-oil buyers and prompt a crackdown."

Beef Sold By Major Retailers Linked to Deforestation in the Amazon

Mighty Earth mentioned

"“Supermarkets need to go beyond their sustainability rhetoric by setting strict requirements for their suppliers, banning deforestation, monitoring their suppliers for compliance, and dropping contracts with the worst offenders like JBS,” said Lucia von Reusner. Reusner is the senior campaign director of Mighty Earth, an environmental campaign organization.

Mighty Earth vice-president Sarah Lake accused the U.S. of complicity in global deforestation. The European Union, United Kingdom, and France have passed legislation restricting the import of products tied to deforestation, she said. Lake called on the Biden administration to follow suit."

Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares of forest to cocoa production in 2020, environmental group says

Mighty Earth mentioned

"Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said on Thursday, despite industry pledges to halt deforestation.

The area deforested last year showed some improvement from 2015, when about 60,000 hectares (148,000 acres) were being destroyed annually, said the U.S.-based environmental group Mighty Earth, which maps deforestation based on satellite data."

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Glenn Hurowitz

Director, Mighty Earth
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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.

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