Kids in Jamaica Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is one of my favorite days of the year. I find it inspiring when so many people come together to protect the planet and hope you do too!

At ELAW, we have been working for environmental and social justice for 20 years. Each year we make progress toward crafting a more just, sustainable world. This Earth Day we are celebrating recent victories:

· An ELAW partner in India protected the sacred lands of tribal communities by defeating a proposed $1.7 billion bauxite mining operation;

   · An ELAW partner in Spain helped citizens secure clean air by forcing a roof asphalt manufacturing plant to stop emitting dangerous levels of benzene and other carcinogens;

 · ELAW partners in Trinidad and Tobago protected pristine mangroves from industrial development that threatened the livelihoods of local fishing communities.

These victories signal a rising tide that will lift us toward a cleaner, greener future. We are glad to be part of this movement and thank you for your support, which makes our work possible.

We want to thank you for your support with a gift of free music. As you may know, ELAW is a 1% for the Planet partner. Today, you can download and enjoy 41 rare and exclusive tracks from artists like Jackson Browne, Josh Ritter, Grace Potter, and Jack  Johnson, compliments of 1% for the Planet. Simply visit http://music.onepercentfortheplanet.org/redeem/ and enter the code EARTHDAY11—it’s just that easy.

Once you’ve had a chance to enjoy the music, please consider giving back. Any donation, large or small, will help us to continue our work in support of the environment. Here’s to protecting the planet– today and everyday.

Happy Earth Day!

Michele Kuhnle
Donor Liaison