Author Archives: M. Sim

Database of World’s Polluted Sites Is Now Online

For more than a decade now, Pure Earth has been training and sending investigators out across the world’s worst polluted places to identify, assess and map contaminated sites that pose a health risk to communities. The effort, part of our Toxic … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Story, Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP), Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off on Database of World’s Polluted Sites Is Now Online

Here’s How We Fought Pollution With Your Support, And Helped To Save Lives In 2016

Pollution is one global problem that can be solved. We have solutions. #WeCanFightPollution. Here are some highlights of our work around the world over the past 12 months. Thanks to our supporters, we are making an impact. AFRICA Toxic-free homes for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Here’s How We Fought Pollution With Your Support, And Helped To Save Lives In 2016

Report from Colombia: Investigating Toxic Sites

  This post comes to you from Alfonso Rodríguez, Pure Earth’s new country director in Colombia.  Pure Earth has expanded its Toxic Sites Identification Program (TSIP) in Colombia as part of a new project funded by USAID to reduce the threats of toxic chemical … Continue reading

Posted in Latin America/Caribbean, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Report from Colombia: Investigating Toxic Sites

A Mountain Of Success in Agbogbloshie

A mountain of success! Pure Earth partner GreenAd’s Bennett Akuffo is shown here standing on a pile of cleanly processed plastic cable casings in Agbogbloshie, Ghana.  This is what would have been burnt, releasing polluting toxic fumes, if local recyclers … Continue reading

Posted in Africa | Tagged , , | Comments Off on A Mountain Of Success in Agbogbloshie

Introducing Molly Bair: Superstar Model, Pollution Fighter!

#FightPollution with Molly Bair When you see model Molly Bair, you might be reminded of her work with fashion’s biggest names, including Prada, Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, and Marc Jacobs. Now, Molly is harnessing her star power to train a spotlight … Continue reading

Posted in News, Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off on Introducing Molly Bair: Superstar Model, Pollution Fighter!

Notes From The Field:
Getting Lead Out Of Sovetskoe (Kan), Kyrgyzstan

This post comes from Alena Temnikova, Pure Earth’s regional coordinator in Kyrgyzstan. When lead and zinc ore mining began in the 1950s, the first workers lived in tarpaulin tents and barracks. Then houses were built and the town of Sovetskoe (recently renamed … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Europe/Central Asia, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Notes From The Field:
Getting Lead Out Of Sovetskoe (Kan), Kyrgyzstan

Global Team Profile:
Budi Susilorini in Indonesia

Pure Earth’s country director in Indonesia, Budi Susilorini, recently spent a month in the New York office, meeting with colleagues, exchanging ideas and sharing experiences. We caught up with her to learn more about what motivates her.  Budi is a key … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off on Global Team Profile:
Budi Susilorini in Indonesia

Notes From The Field:
Protecting Children By Cleaning Up Lead-Contaminated Yards in Kabwe

  This post is from Lara Crampe, Pure Earth’s regional director for Southeast Asia.  She is currently in Zambia working with the team on the second phase of Pure Earth’s remediation project in the Chowa neighborhood of Kabwe. This month our … Continue reading

Posted in Africa | Tagged , | Comments Off on Notes From The Field:
Protecting Children By Cleaning Up Lead-Contaminated Yards in Kabwe

Notes From The Field:
It Takes A Village

The two lists you see above show the names of people in the village who contributed towards the construction of paved roads that now criss-cross the rural community of Dong Mai in Vietnam. On our recent visit, we saw lists … Continue reading

Posted in Asia | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Notes From The Field:
It Takes A Village

Peru: Emerging From A State of Emergency In The Labyrinth

Located about an hour from the city of Puerto Maldonado, the capital of Madre de Dios, is Laberinto (or the Labyrinth) -– a gold mining district in the Peruvian Amazon, hidden by an immense canopy of vegetation. A few months … Continue reading

Posted in Latin America/Caribbean, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Peru: Emerging From A State of Emergency In The Labyrinth