Chicago-based Little Village Environmental Justice Organization marches for climate justice. Many Noyes grantees - and a few of our staff and board members - joined the 300,000+ marchers on September 21st in NYC.
Noyes Board Members Martha Matsuoka (chair), Jim Enote, Jaribu Hill and Nikhil Aziz, and staff Millie Buchanan and Vic De Luca were at Environmental Grantmakers Association Retreat. They are pictured with Kim Wasserman, 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner for North America. Kim is director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization in Chicago.
In addition to being the leading contributor to global climate change, the fossil fuel industry has committed an egregious number of human rights and environmental crimes. The Responsible Endowments Coalition, with the Sierra Student Coalition, Energy Action Coalition, California Student Sustainability Coalition, and 350.org, is joining the student movement calling for universities to divest their holdings from coal and fossil fuels. MORE
Boston Common Asset Management was honored for the second, consecutive year as one of the Top 100 Women-led Businesses in Massachusetts, a project of The Commonwealth Institute and the Boston Globe Magazine. Geeta Aiyer, President and Founder of Boston Common Asset Management, said, "One day, women leaders will simply be leaders and leadership will be a composite of the many strengths that women and men bring. I am honored to be in the company of so many great leaders." Boston Common assesses companies holistically by integrating traditional financial analysis with Environmental, Social, and Governance research. MORE
Five years ago, the Food Chain Workers Alliance was founded as a national coalition of unions, workers centers, and non-profit organizations to work towards a sustainable food system that respects the rights of workers all along the food chain - production, processing, distribution, retail and food service. One of the reasons the organizations came together was that they saw the growth of the sustainable food movement, but they didn't see much attention paid to workers in the food system. Now in 2014, we are celebrating Food Day and one of the areas of focus is justice for food and farm workers. We've come a long way!