Environment

The Nonprofit Fighting Chicago's $400M George Lucas Museum Plan
November 12, 2015 at 9:14 am

A federal judge did not rule Tuesday on the city's motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Friends of the Parks to stop the Lucas Museum project, allowing the preservation group time to respond to the city's effort to end the legal wrangling. The proposal for the museum between Soldier Field and McCormick Place has…

$100 Million Proposal to Create National Park Faces Local Opposition
October 19, 2015 at 10:28 am

A $100 million offer from the founder of natural products company Burt's Bees to create a national park in Maine faces local opposition driven in part by distrust of the federal government, The Associated Press reports. In 2011, Roxanne Quimby offered to donate 70,000 acres of woodlands at the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail…

17 Environmental Nonprofits Endorse Transit Tax in Los Angeles
August 3, 2015 at 2:59 pm

A coalition of 17 environmental nonprofits in Los Angeles is endorsing a new transit tax for the nation’s second-largest metropolitan area. In a statement released this week, the group implores the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to “prepare a transportation sales tax measure that will reduce emissions, enhance equity, incorporate green infrastructure and integrate…

DiCaprio Foundation Awards $15 Million for Conservation Efforts
July 17, 2015 at 1:35 pm

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has announced grants totaling $15 million for conservation efforts around the globe. Grants were awarded in support of efforts aimed at protecting key endangered species and threatened marine and terrestrial ecosystems, empowering indigenous communities, and securing long-term investments in conservation and climate change adaptation efforts. Recipients include ClearWater, which is working with…

Sierra Club Foundation Invests $4 Million in Climate Solutions
June 17, 2015 at 2:13 pm

The Sierra Club Foundation announced that it is investing 20 percent of its endowment, or $4 million, in the clean energy economy. The announcement was made as part of yesterday's White House Clean Energy Investment Summit. “Today, we’re putting our money where our mouth is by investing in the rapidly growing future of clean energy,”…

Wells Fargo Launches $100 Million Environmental Grant Program
June 6, 2012

Wells Fargo & Co. announced a $15 million relationship with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) that launches its new environmental grant program aimed at awarding $100 million to nonprofit organizations and universities by 2020. The five-year program with NFWF will combine the nonprofits’ scientific expertise with Wells Fargo’s philanthropic and volunteer resources to promote environmental stewardship in communities across the U.S.

Details about the new environmental grant program are available here: https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/csr/ea/environmental-giving.