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Mighty Earth

Washington, United States
Joined February 2017

Mighty is a global campaign organization that works to protect the environment. We focus on conserving threatened landscapes like tropical rainforests from industrial agriculture (soy,palm oil,rubber)

Presence in: Indonesia, United States
Focus: Environmental Justice, Land & Natural Resources

Mighty is a global campaign organization that works to protect the environment. We are inspired by the wonder of Nature and the potential for ordinary people to band together to achieve outsized, unexpected results. We focus on the big issues: conserving threatened landscapes like tropical rainforests, protecting oceans, and solving climate change.

Rooted in building grassroots movements, our core team has an impressive record of success. Our campaigns have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to adopt policies to eliminate deforestation and human rights abuse from their supply chains. And our Chairman, former Congressman Henry Waxman, is responsible for some of the most important environmental legislation of the last 50 years, notably the 1990 re-authorization of the Clean Air Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Whether we’re rallying for change internationally or locally, Mighty is building a movement to protect our environment. Mighty is a project of the Center for International Policy, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, working with support from Waxman Strategies.

Mighty – The stakes are high

People Associated With This Organization

Etelle Higonnet

United States  
Mighty Earth
Joined February 2017
Interests: Environmental Justice
Etelle Higonnet is Mighty’s Legal and Campaign Director, where she focuses on forest conservation in Southeast Asia and Africa, with an emphasis on the palm oil and rubber industries.
Etelle previously worked with Greenpeace Southeast Asia on a broad range of environmental issues including climate, energy, oceans, toxic waste, ecological agriculture, environmental justice, and forest protection. Etelle also has significant experience in human rights, having worked primarily in war zones and post-conflict areas. She conducted research in West Africa on behalf of Human Rights Watch and later Amnesty International, including in the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. She also oversaw the analysis of human rights research projects in Iraq for the International Human Rights Law Institute. She has served as a human rights research consultant for various organizations, including UNICEF, Open Society, and other NGOs. Etelle earned a BA from Yale University and a JD from Yale Law School.

Tor Khan

Pakistan  
Mighty Earth (Unverified)
Joined May 2018
Interests: Education
Wondering why people don't remain faithful to you.
Etelle Higonnet is the network champion (main point of contact) for Mighty Earth.

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