ENVIRONMENT
Love Justice

“Away, away, from men and towns To the wildwood and the downs, To the silent wilderness, Where the soul need not repress its music.”

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love Justice

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.”

— Leo Tolstoy

Love Justice

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Environment News

Texas Activists Arrested in D.C. during Protest Against Offshore Oil Export Facility

By Dylan Baddour On November 16, 2022 Deep water terminals proposed for the Gulf of Mexico will fuel oil output and export growth despite the Biden administration promises of steep…
Read More

EPA Finalizes Environmental Justice Action Plan for Land Protection and Cleanup Programs

on September 30, 2022 As more literature and scientific studies link obesity to environmental harms, it becomes yet another way people are stigmatized due to body size During a university…
Read More
Get Informed

Fact Sheet

  • An estimated 7 million people die each year from air pollution – and 99% of the global population breathe air that exceeds World Health Organization Guidelines.
    World Health Organization
  • Under current policy pathways, climate change could reduce U.S. GDP by 3 to 10 percent by the end of this century
    The White House
  • Humanity is not on track to keep climate change within the 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) “safe zone” — and time is almost out to change course.
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Climate change will impact 90% of the world’s economy, with projections of an 18% loss of global domestic product by 2050 if no action is taken against it.
    Swiss Re
  • For the United States, during the period from 1990 to 2019, emissions of carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas emitted by human activities, increased by 3%.
    US Energy Information Administration

Resources, Publications, & Articles

Some Major Environmental Challenges in 2022...

The climate crisis is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, and we are not ready for it. While the crisis has many factors that play a role in its exacerbation, some warrant more attention than others

  • Poor governance
  • Food waste
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Plastic pollution
  • Deforestation
  • Air pollution
World Earth Day Concept. Green Energy, Renewable and Sustainable Resources. Environmental and Ecology Care. Hand Embracing Green Leaf and Handmade Globe
Get Involved

Ways to Take Action

Plastic pollution can create big problems for human and ecosystem health. Everyday actions, however, can lessen the pain. You might know the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — but we suggest 3 more:

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE … REMOVE, REFUSE, RALLY

Love Justice
Love Justice

Without leaving home, millions of users can record the quality of the air outside their windows. Users can take readings throughout the day to track how human activity and weather patterns change the air we breathe.

Each reading will add to a global database of knowledge and understand how our world works and how we can protect it.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is today.

Forests are one of our most powerful tools to combat climate change and provide food and habitat for the world's species.

But our forests are under threat. Our planet is currently losing forests at a staggering rate: We’re losing more than 18 million acres of forests every year — that’s about 27 soccer fields of forest lost every minute.

Love Justice

Upcoming Events

AERE’s signature Summer Conference gathers the world’s leading environmental and natural resource economists for three days of outstanding academic programming in a collegial atmosphere

We encourage participation from academic, public, and private sector environmental and resource economists as well as graduate students, in particular those entering the job market.    

Stay Engaged

Recommended Media

Movies

Virunga follows a brave group of park rangers in their fight to preserve the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the world’s most biodiverse places and home to the Earth’s remaining mountain gorillas. It is also the most dangerous place to work in conservation. The park and its inhabitants are under constant threat from poachers, armed militia, and companies exploiting its natural resources. Tension turns to violence when the rebel group M23 overtakes much of the park. The good news is that gorilla populations have increased since 2014, and conservationists are working with villagers to build new industries and alternatives to war.

Where to WatchNetflix

Love Justice
Love Justice

Actor and Earth Alliance co-founder Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with National Geographic to sound the alarm on climate change, with moving accounts of the rising sea levels, deforestation, and other destruction that humans have wrought. The film arms viewers with solutions, from reducing meat consumption to voting for leaders who will fight for our future. This essential primer is a great pick to educate kids or to sway skeptical friends and family members.

Where to Watch: Amazon, Google PlayDisney+

years

In this Emmy-winning series, hailed as “the most important television series ever made,” journalists and celebrities such as Harrison Ford, Don Cheadle, Jessica Alba, and Thomas Friedman travel the world to interview experts on climate crisis as well as the everyday people affected by it.

This well-researched show channels its star power wisely, using celebrities to draw viewers in and shining the spotlight on scientists. Producers include director James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and veteran producers from 60 Minutes.

Where to Watch: The Roku Channel, Sling TV