Tag: conservationists

First All-African American Team Climbs Denali

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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An all-African American team of nine hikers climbed Denali and achieved their goal: to inspire people of color to get outside and pursue their dreams.

A Commitment to Nature: Legacy Club Celebrates 20 Years

Written by | July 2nd, 2013

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For the past 20 years, our devoted Legacy Club members have amazed us with their generous commitments to nature. How do you show your appreciation to our natural world?

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Stewart Brand

Written by | April 24th, 2013

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From valuing nature to bringing back extinct species… read Mark Tercek’s wide-ranging interview with writer, environmentalist and futurist Stewart Brand now.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Written by | April 11th, 2013

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Our CEO Mark Tercek speaks with writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben about his thoughts on the Keystone XL pipeline, how environmental organizations can get more done and what he would do if he had Mark’s job leading the Conservancy.

Take the Plunge, Environmentalists!

Written by | December 7th, 2010

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Environmentalists keep talking to and writing for each other, says Conservancy marine scientist Mark Spalding, like penguins afraid to jump off their ice-floe and communicate with others.

Searching for Climate Change Cures

Written by | December 2nd, 2009

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Even if an international agreement in Copenhagen succeeds in putting the world on a pathway toward significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, people and nature are going to be dealing with the impacts of rising seas, melting permafrost and changing climate patterns for years to come. What are the cures? How can we help people and […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 19

Written by | October 19th, 2009

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Salmon adapting to dams? Solar panels causing climate change? Optimistic conservationists? There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust your monitor. We are now in control of the transmission…here on the best darn roundup of daily cool green news ever: The Royal Botanic Gardens in England announces that it’s collected seeds […]

10 Fashion Tips for Hip Conservationists

Written by | April 27th, 2009

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A president of a major foundation called me late one evening recently to discuss the agenda of a conference we were both attending the next day in Aspen. After going through the details he had one last question: What, he asked a little timorously, should he wear — what was the dress code? It may […]

Why Bill Gates ‘Gets It’ About Climate Change

Written by | April 15th, 2009

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I have heard some conservationists lament that Bill Gates and his philanthropic foundation don’t “get it” when it comes to the environment — because they focus on vaccines and agricultural development, but not on environmental protection that also contributes to human well-being. I think Mr. Gates has already “gotten it.” In his 2009 Annual Letter […]

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