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Rinzin Lama: An Award-Winning Advocate for Snow Leopards

Rinzin Lama is a 2014 EarthCorps alum from Nepal. He currently leads a snow leopard conservation initiative based in Nepal. He is a Rolex Awards laureate for his work in promoting local initiatives for biodiversity conservation and was featured in Time Magazine as a Next Generation Leader. Rinzin Lama’s journey in conservation has always been tied...

A Journey of Self-Discovery

Olga Mikhaleva was an EarthCorps member in 2008.  Her home organization was and still is Great Baikal Trail.  She started as a seasonal field leader for GBT leading summer expeditions for many years, now she is the Environmental Education Program Coordinator.  Over the years, she has been developing her expertise in environmental education including a...

Our Role as Environmental Educators

Hi all! My name is Ignatius Davids but friends call me “Iggy”. I hope everyone is staying safe in this global crisis. As an Environmental Educator, I have come to realize that, the teaching of environmental education is such an important component for our survival as a species.   Environmental education shows us how important...

Breaking News: How the CARES Act supports us all

As we all navigate new challenges and uncertainties, we’d like to share some good news. On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. This bill brings $2.2 trillion dollars to provide much-needed support for American families, workers, businesses, and nonprofits. This is good news for all...

Our Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

UPDATED MAY 19, 2020 The world today is a scarier, more uncertain place than usual.  Quarantines, economic instability and political strife seem to be the new normal.  Never before has the work of community-led nonprofits – promoting grassroots leadership, lifting up women’s and people of color voices, providing access to the underserved and otherwise creating...

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A Global Movement to Restore Our Environment

Interview with Madeline de Mahy, Senior Project Manager The United Nations General Assembly declared 2021-2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The declaration aims to promote global efforts around ecosystem restoration as a way to address the climate crisis and improve food security, water supply, and biodiversity. In September, on the heels of the UN’s...

US Senator Cory Booker cites EarthCorps’ work in Climate Stewardship Act proposal!

We’re trying to play it cool, but this is REALLY big! Here is the back story: EarthCorps teamed up with Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) to study the rate at which coastal wetlands, estuaries, and tidal marshes sequester carbon. We studied how saltwater grasses and other marsh plants take carbon out of the air, and end up burying...

2019 International Corps Members

In June, EarthCorps welcomed new corps members from India, Georgia, Haiti, the Philippines, Brazil, Colombia, and Russia to Seattle, Washington!Leaving the familiar behind and plunging into the unknown, these young adults are committed to learning about the world in a way that books, television, and school can’t reveal. Cross-cultural exchange strengthens and more deeply connects our...

Trees today, forests tomorrow

How does a forest benefit people and nature, and what can we do to ensure that it has an even bigger impact – today, tomorrow, and into the future? This is a question that EarthCorps continually asks as we plan forest restoration projects. Take a look at Discovery Park: Stretching 534 acres, Discovery Park is an urban...

Save the Salmon to Save the Orcas

Puget Sound orcas are hungry.  The Southern Resident killer whales, who spend summer and fall in Puget Sound, are picky eaters. About 80% of their diet is Chinook salmon – and they eat a lot of them. An adult orca eats about 385 pounds of fish each day! The Southern Resident killer whales developed a taste for Chinook salmon...