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Pure Earth Day: Hundreds Mobilized for Pokemon Go Pollution Cleanups and more

During Earth Week, Pure Earth mobilized hundreds of people around the world for a series of pollution cleanup events and a special news-making photo exhibition and presentation. These events were all part of Pure Earth Day, our inaugural global effort to bring … Continue reading

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Models of Hope: Rainforest Reforestation Brings Degraded Mining Sites Back to Life

In South America, alluvial gold mining is degrading the Amazon basin at an unprecedented rate, leaving barren craters in previously lush rainforest. The worst damage is happening in the Peruvian region of Madre de Dios, one of the most biodiverse … Continue reading

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20 Years of Pollution Solutions:
Celebrating our Impact, Building Momentum

This post is from Pure Earth development associate Erin Andrews. This is an important year for Pure Earth. It marks 20 years of leading the charge in fighting pollution – 20 years of saving lives, particularly the lives of children in … Continue reading

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Celebrating our Impact, Building Momentum

Meet the Model Mafia: Working With Pure Earth To Fight Pollution

Explore and bid on the 2019 Pure Earth Pure Gold collection, presented by The Model Mafia, to support Pure Earth’s pollution cleanup work, including efforts to train artisanal gold miners to go mercury free. In 2017, more than 30 models got on a bus and … Continue reading

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Women and the Fight Against Pollution

March 12, 2019–The 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women is currently taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Pure Earth is joining with participants from around the world to discuss a variety of … Continue reading

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How we celebrated community, and helped them take action on lead poisoning

It was a day to remember. The celebration in the public town square of Karmalichak, a community in Patna, in the state of Bihar, India, was not only fun, but potentially life-changing. Organized by our local partner, the Institute of … Continue reading

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Generational Impact of Lead Poisoning in Girls

This post is from Lara Crampe, Pure Earth’s Director of Community Outreach. This photo (above) is heartbreaking for me. The young girl in pink is chronically exposed to extremely high levels of lead because families in her village have been … Continue reading

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Empowering Women Gold Miners in Indonesia

Jan. 2019–This month, a new initiative, Women in Mining and Energy (WiME), was launched in Indonesia. Congratulations to the founders (pictured above), who include Budi Susilorini, Pure Earth’s Indonesia country director, along with a group of professionals linked through the Minerals and Energy for … Continue reading

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New Report Shows How We Are All Connected By Pollution; And Reveals What We Can Do

If you think you and your family are not impacted by pollution far from your home, think again. Pollution Knows No Borders, Pure Earth’s latest report, documents how the pollution crisis in low- and middle-income countries affects everyone’s health – including … Continue reading

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Toxic Legacy At 10th Century Armenian Historic Site Comes To An End With Pure Earth Cleanup

As the first Christian country worldwide, Armenia is known for it’s beautiful, historic churches. Not only are they tourist attractions, they also serve as community centers for baptisms, weddings, barbecues, class trips and more. When Pure Earth, working together with … Continue reading

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