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9 Things All Allies At Pride Need To Know

It's Pride Month, and if you're an ally planning to head to your local Pride parade, whether alone, with other allies, or with a group of LGBTQ friends, you may be wondering exactly what you can do to prep for attending Pride as an ally. Which is why…
By James Loke Hale

This Is How Many People Are Needed To Create Social Change, According To Science

Social change is an ongoing process. Widespread societal shifts, from the gains made during the Civil Rights movement to #MeToo, tend to happen incrementally over time — usually, thanks the work of a vocal minority that catalyzes progress for the maj…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Google.org Will Match Up To $2 Million In Donations For Puerto Rico Recovery & Here’s How To Help

The crisis in Puerto Rico is far from over, and another hurricane season is on its way. After Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico in September of last year, killing an estimated 4,600 people, according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan …
By James Loke Hale

New York May Be The Next U.S. City To Ban Plastic Straws

Most of us probably don’t think about how much plastic we use (and throw away) on a daily basis. From plastic grocery bags to take-out silverwares, these small pieces of plastic add up fast, and not in a good way: The impact our plastic waste is havi…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Cate Blanchett Led The Cannes Women's March & Her Powerful Statement Will Make You Cheer

At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, 21 directors are competing for the top prize: The Palme d'Or. Three of those directors are women. Just three. As a result, a Cate Blanchett led the Cannes Women's March to protest the lack of womendirectors in the in…
By Sophy Ziss

All New Homes In California Will Have This Major Eco-Friendly Feature Starting In 2020

As concerns about world pollution and greenhouse gas emissions intensify, the Golden State just stepped up its environmental game in a major way: as part of its efforts to totally eliminate fossil fuels within the next two decades, California will re…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

The UK Will Soon Ban All Single-Use Plastics — Including Straws

According to Forbes, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a proposal to ban plastic straws and other single-use plastics during a meeting with Commonwealth nations in April 2018. The ban on plastic drinking straws comes as part of the country's la…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

9 Movies Out This Year Starring WOC That'll Inspire You To Fight For What's Right

When we talk about inspiring stories on-screen, women of color often get left behind. But it's so important to highlight the diverse tales of Black, Latina, Asian, Arab, Native American, and other women from around the world, whether it's by document…
By Amen Oyiboke

9 Things To Say To Someone Who Doesn’t Recycle (Yet)

If you're a recycling devotee, there are few things more frustrating than going to every effort to make your household as recycling-friendly as possible, only to turn round and see your roommate throwing their plastic bottles and cans in the trash. I…
By James Loke Hale

I’m Risking Arrest The Day After Earth Day For This Important Reason

Lee Ziesche is a filmmaker and organizer working with Seeding Sovereignty to tell the stories of communities fighting to stop the expansion of fossil fuels. In this op-ed, she explains how she uses her activism to campaign for renewable energy. In Ma…
By Lee Ziesche

5 Myths About Recycling That Need To Be Shut Down

Do you have nightmares that the planet is going to end up like the wasteland of Wall-E, with mountains of waste and an arid desert landscape uninhabitable by humans? Climate change is continuing its trudge onwards, and unless we take action soon, tha…
By JR Thorpe

7 Easy Steps You Can Take To Bring Recycling To Your Office

Recycling is becoming more and more commonplace, but it still isn't everywhere: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, we only recycle around 35 percent of our daily waste, when we could be recycling much more — and that includes our in wo…
By JR Thorpe

13 Docs Streaming Right Now That'll Help You Understand What's Going On In The World

Right now, we're all experiencing a major case of information overload. We turn on the news and see images from the Syrian civil war, with different groups trying to seize control of the country. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Facebook C…
By Amen Oyiboke

Girl Scouts In The NYC Shelter System Are Selling Cookies Online & Here’s How To Support Them

Considering every cent of the money raised by Girl Scout cookie sales benefits your local council and troops, it's easy to excuse buying those five (okay, ten) boxes of Thin Mints when cookie season rolls around. While you are definitely supporting a…
By James Loke Hale

I Saw The Wage Gap Spread From Mother To Daughter — Here’s How I’m Stopping The Cycle

I worked for the federal government during high school. I think I probably started working when I was a sophomore. From early on, I had to work to try to make ends meet to try to help out my family. All I recall is just pay day. That’s about it. I re…
By Letitia James

3 Books About Equal Pay To Help You Better Understand The Scope Of The Issue

Another Equal Pay Day, another year where women are still grappling with the realities of the wage gap. For those unaware, Equal Pay Day symbolizes the date women must work full time up until to make the same amount that men made working full time th…
By Kerri Jarema

This 19-Year-Old Was Bullied As A Kid — So She Wrote A Survival Guide For Others Like Her

Like so many kids in middle and high school, Aija Mayrock was bullied. She was harassed both in person and online from ages 8 to 16. She received hate mail and death threats from people she had never even met. But Mayrock knew that she wasn't the onl…
By Charlotte Ahlin

These Twin Sisters Have A Powerful Message About Making Sure Your Resistance Includes All Women

In just a few days, many people will be heading to the second annual Women’s March on the one-year anniversary of last year's. Though the first year under the Trump administration has been tumultuous and downright scary at times for marginalized comm…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

3 Things You Need To Fight For In 2018, Because The Resistance Has Unfinished Business

I'm not going to lie, I like to argue. And you know what? I'm good at it. I take on Donald Trump and his terrible policies for a living, and I'm not afraid to go head-to-head with any of his minions. And do you know why I'm not scared? I worked in th…
By Karine Jean-Pierre

This Is An Essential Reading List For Anyone Who Cares About Equality

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this post-2016 election climate, it’s that equality means something different for nearly everybody — perhaps explaining why achieving that state of equality: between women and men, races and ethnicities, immigrant…
By E. Ce Miller