Children's Alliance for the Protection of the Environment (CAPE)

CAPE is an action-orientated organisation uniting children and young adults in a global conservation movement. In the first two years after its founding in 1989, CAPE engaged more than 60,000 children in beach clean-ups worldwide.

Today, members in 30 countries work together through cape-sponsored events such as International Beach Appreciation Day and the Global Clean-up Party and through participation in international reafforestation and habitat preservation projects. They share Ideas, knowledge, and accomplishments through Many Hands, the CAPE newspaper written by and for children of all ages.

CAPE has produced a 140-page environmental curriculum, the CAPE Program Guide, for teachers, youth Leaders, and club sponsors.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 14:03

Ecology Law Quarterly

Ecology Law Quarterly

Established in 1971, Ecology Law Quarterly was the first American law school review dealing solely with environmental law and policy. Its articles are cited frequently in court opinions, by legal institutions, and by lawyers. ELQ's articles cover the whole range of environmental law and policy and reflect widely differing philosophies and points of view.

ELQ has sponsored symposia on environmental law and policy in developing countries, in the Pacific Basin and in Europe. ELQ is an important institution in the growth of environmental law and policy, in the US and throughout the world.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:53

Kathryn S. Fuller

Kathryn S. Fuller

Ms. Fuller became President of WWF-US in 1989. With over 3,000 projects in more than 140 countries, WWF is the leader in the conservation of the living environment by practical and positive action.

Following Ms. Fuller's initiative, WWF has advanced debt-for-nature swaps as a valuable tool for easing third world debt while at the same time directing new funds into protection of threatened ecosystems in tropical countries. Ms. Fuller is a recipient of several honorary degrees, including one from her alma mater, Brown University. She is a member of the President's Commission on Environmental Quality, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Overseas Development Council.

Before joining WWF in 1982, she served as Chief of the Wildlife and Marine Resources Section of the US Justice Department.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:47

Michael Glantz

Michael Glantz

A pioneer in climate impact studies. He has initiated unique work on climate, its impact on fisheries and its role in desertification.

Since 1980, he has helped develop climate and drought assessment in Africa. He also developed methods for the assessment of regional climatic change used in the US, Brazil, Vietnam and elsewhere.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:30

High Country News

High Country News

A 16-page bi-weekly environmental newspaper known as "the small paper with a strong voice", particularly in the Rocky Mountain region. It has a circulation of 12,000, but a much larger influence. In 1987 it won a prestigious George Polk Memorial Media Award for a major series on water policy in the Western United States.

The paper was established in 1970, and has been edited and managed since 1983 by Ed and Betsy Marston. It is financed by subscriptions, contributions, and grants and expertly covers news of water, air, land, wildlife, mining communities, and native Americans. It "covers the environment from the environmentalists' perspective", but has a reputation for recognising the economic as well as ecological realities of its region.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:24

Milton M. Kaufmann

Milton M. Kaufmann

After serving 30 years in the US Air Force, Mr. Kaufmann started a new career as a volunteer conservationist, which he has vigorously pursued for 19 years.

He founded, co-founded and provided leadership for organizations including Monitor Consortium, USA, a coalition of 33 wildlife conservation and animal welfare groups.

Monitor International has been the organization behind WIDECAST, the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Recovery Team in preparing sea turtle population recovery and conservation plans for 28 Caribbean governments.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:58

Laurel Springs School

Laurel Springs School

In 1988, 12 high school students of Laurel Springs School decided to make a video that would inspire children to help save their planet. Their video is "We Can Make a Difference?". The students wrote, filmed, edited, produced and raised all the money for the making of their video. Since receiving the Global 500 award in 1990, over 1 million children have seen "We Can Make a Difference". 

The students of Laurel Springs School remain dedicated to their cause. They have made two more videos, "Making a Difference Around the World" and "One Small Wish for this Earth" and written two environmental workshops. This year the Laurel Springs students (ages 12-18) are performing their "Earth Hearing" workshops in schools around the country. They are also working on a fourth video.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 03:56

Joseph T. Ling

Joseph T. Ling

Dr. Ling has contributed significantly to intellectual and scientific approaches to environmental concerns by applying the concept of waste minimization to a global industrial organization.

In 1975 he inaugurated the "Pollution Prevention Pays" (3P) programme at the multinational 3M Company, where he served as Vice President of Environmental Engineering and Pollution Control. The 3P programme set an example for governments and industry worldwide. Since then the programme at 3M locations around the world has eliminated 197,000 tons of air pollutants, 17,700 tons of water pollutants, 1,600,000,000 gallons of wastewater and 432,000 tons of solid and hazardous waste. It has also saved the company nearly $573 million.

Dr. Ling has promoted the concept to industry and governments in the US, Europe and Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Sunday, 10 July 2011 02:19

Arthur H. Westing

Arthur H. Westing

Dr. Westing, an ecologist, is prominent in the field of study of the security aspects of global environmental issues. He has worked mainly at the International Peace Research Institutes in Stockholm and Oslo. He was active in the scientists' campaign to stop military use of herbicides in Vietnam.

His publications have influenced official and public opinion on environmental and resource factors in strategic and military policy, including the longterm ecological and human consequences of conflict.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:57

Jim Brandenburg

Jim Brandenburg

For 15 years, Mr. Brandenburg took photographs for National Geographic magazine, winning many international photography awards. He has been a member of the Board of Directors at America's premier environmental learning centre, Wolf Ridge, for 15 years. This group teaches over 10,000 young people annually. In 1989 he founded Concerts for the Environment, a national non-profitmaking organisation dedicated to raising consciousness and support for environmental concerns through music. He has taken a portfolio of photographs for the Nature Conservancy to inaugurate their prairie conservation programme.

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