Groundswell: CLCV Blog

Feb 26, 2015

California's statewide ban on single-use plastic bags was a first-in-the-nation victory against Big Polluters in the plastics industry – a victory made possible by CLCV supporters like you. But the fight isn't over.

Just this week, our law was put on hold – stalled by the plastic industry's multi-million dollar effort to undo the bag ban. Big Plastic's cynical campaign gathered enough signatures to place the bag ban on the ballot in November 2016.

Feb 24, 2015

This is one of the most outrageous things we’ve heard in a long time.

Jan 28, 2015

Human beings are the number one threat to elephants, and poachers continue to kill tens of thousands of elephants for their ivory every year.

Jan 12, 2015

Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown kicked off the new term by announcing an ambitious plan to combat climate change in California:

Dec 16, 2014

This just in: another opportunity to speak up for permanently protecting California's public lands!

Dec 5, 2014

An epidemic is wiping out the honey bee population in North America. Here in Californians, we have a special responsibility to respond to this threat: Our state's agricultural production accounts for more food than any other state in the nation – and that means our local economies depend on the health of honey bees.

Dec 2, 2014

CLCV is thrilled to honor California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León at our upcoming Environmental Leadership Awards in Los Angeles.

Dec 2, 2014

This week, CLCV is proud to honor Mary Leslie, a champion for Los Angeles' clean energy future.

Dec 2, 2014

CLCV will honor Howard Welinsky, a longtime political and social activist, at our Environmental Leadership Awards this week in Los Angeles. Welinsky is a dedicated environmental champion who has been a supporter and partner of CLCV for more than two decades.

Dec 1, 2014

After our day for giving thanks... after our weekend for holiday travels and bargain shopping... and after a day to catch our breath... We've finally arrived at #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.


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