Talking Renewable Energy with Cloverly Co-Founder Dave Folk

Talking Renewable Energy with Cloverly Co-Founder Dave Folk

Dave Folk is the co-founder of a company called Cloverly which calculates the carbon impact of common internet activities — like e-commerce shipments, rideshare, and on-demand deliveries — and then purchases carbon offsets to make those activities carbon neutral. Cloverly shows the buyer, in real time, the source of the offset and through its algorithm […]

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Millennials Putting Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

Millennials Putting Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

 As NBC News explained, “ESG investing” (environmental, social and governance), “SRI” (socially responsible investing), “CSR investing” (corporate social responsibility) or simply “impact investing,” is a concept has been around for years, but Millennials are charting new territory when it comes to doing good with their money. A rising group of Millennials is changing the way […]

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The Week Ahead: June 17th-23rd


Hope everyone had a great weekend and got to celebrate their dads. We’re so glad you’re starting your Monday morning with us, here’s what should be on your radar for this week: Capitol Hill: On Wednesday the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on “Restoring Community Input and Public Participation” during the oil […]

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Never Forget by Akhila Bandlora

Never Forget by Akhila Bandlora

Last week Our Daily Planet had a chance to meet some of the remarkable young activists of Sea Youth Rise Up as they gathered in Washington D.C. to bring awareness to ocean conservation issues impacting both their local communities and communities around the globe. Akhila Bandlora, one of the 2019 delegates, wrote the following poem to […]

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If We Face the Truth, Everything Is Possible

If We Face the Truth, Everything Is Possible

By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha Graduation speeches are often pablum – containing well-meaning advice and platitudes of wisdom that are easy listening but also easily forgotten.  This week I (Monica) heard not one, but two speeches that transcended the ordinary graduation fare, providing important perspective and inspiration that is most needed and welcome at […]

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Environmental Justice Is Essential to Climate Justice, and Now it Has A Caucus

Environmental Justice Is Essential to Climate Justice, and Now it Has A Caucus

Earlier this week, I (Monica) attended the Sunrise Movement rally in DC, which most people think of as a movement of young people demanding immediate and drastic action on climate change.  But listening to the leaders of the movement, who are much more diverse than the traditional “green” groups, one thing was abundantly clear — […]

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Climate Change Matters: Why I’m Speaking Out for our Earth’s Sake

Climate Change Matters: Why I’m Speaking Out for our Earth’s Sake


By Arjun Marwaha Climate change is real. Fires have ravaged many communities in my home state of California and unusually powerful storms have flooded other parts of the United States. More volatile climate events cannot be disputed. But, what ultimately drove me, a teenager, to channel this into a book? It is a little more […]

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Georges Bank Should Not Become Exxon’s Bank

Georges Bank Should Not Become Exxon’s Bank

By Senator Edward J. Markey (D- MA) This week, a court ruling forced the Trump Administration to put its plan to massively expand offshore drilling for oil and gas on hold. The Trump Interior Department’s record is one of blatant disregard for the ocean’s living marine resources and the people and coastal economies that depend […]

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Special Earth Week Bonus EXCLUSIVE Interview with Gary Knell, Chairman of National Geographic Partners

Special Earth Week Bonus EXCLUSIVE Interview with Gary Knell, Chairman of National Geographic Partners

It has been a huge year for National Geographic, including winning an Oscar for “Free Solo” as Best Documentary film and merging forces with Disney.  We caught up with Gary to talk about all that, plus his vision for National Geographic’s next phase. ODP:   At a time when content is limitless, what has kept National […]

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Earth Day Starts in Your Own Back Yard

Earth Day Starts in Your Own Back Yard

By Raleigh Kitchen, Membership and Outreach Manager, St. Simons Land Trust Earth Day is usually associated with big demonstrations, laudable corporate commitments and remarks by national figures encouraging us to keep persevering in the fight for our planet. Those are all important actions, but we can’t forget that the most impactful things we can do […]

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Making the Green New Deal Real

Making the Green New Deal Real

By Monica Medina The hearing this week before the House Reform and Oversight Committee on the national security implications of climate change was an eye-opener.  The goal of the hearing was to be non-partisan, with one Republican and one Democrat witness – both former Senators and members of the National Security team.  But the Republicans […]

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The Blue New Deal  

The Blue New Deal  

I just heard from a longtime friend on the Hill that “soon” Congress will introduce a “Blue New Deal” in both chambers with support from the President and all ocean agencies. Congress and the Administration are joining forces to create a strategic, cost-loaded plan that will address ocean science and technology needs nationwide, bringing together federal agencies with their partners in academia, industry, state and local government, and NGOs to work on key common goals.

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