Jeff Conant

Jeff Conant is a writer, and social justice activist with a focus on international development and ecology. As the coordinator and lead author of A Community Guide to Environmental Health (Hesperian Foundation, 2008), he spent most of a decade collaborating with grassroots development initiatives in many countries to develop popular education materials addressed to the needs of under-resourced communities.

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 4:15pm
This Earth Day, Lets Defend Earth’s Defenders
April 22, 2016 marks the 46 th Earth Day – the one day each year when all of us are encouraged to recognize our fragile planet and find ways to live a little lighter on the land. It is beyond platitude to say that every day should be Earth Day -- but it is a good day to recognize that, throughout...
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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 2:15pm
The Ongoing Crime Against Environmentalists in Honduras Must End
A full week after the murder of Honduran social movement leader Berta Cáceres , the situation in Honduras continues to be urgent. Amnesty International has denounced irregularities in the Honduran government’s handling of the investigation — which includes the Honduran government’s detention of...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:00pm
REDD and the Green Economy Continue to Undermine Rights
BERKELEY, California - Dercy Teles de Carvalho Cunha is a rubber-tapper and union organiser from the state of Acre in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, with a lifelong love of the forest from which she earns her livelihood – and she is deeply confounded by what her government and policymakers...
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Friday, March 29, 2013 - 12:39pm
Why the World Bank Must End Its Support for Palm Oil in Honduras
In a recent press release issued by Friends of the Earth International, we asked for cancellation of a World Bank loan to Honduran palm oil producer Grupo Dinant. Here's why:
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:13am
Back to the Land for the Occupy Movement
Author's note: This is an update of an article first written for Climate Connections . When the original was written and published, on May 8, the Gill Tract Farmers Collective was actively engaging local community members in reclaiming the last and best piece of arable farmland in the urban Bay Area. As of May 14, the core of that collective is in jail awaiting charges to be filed.
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