Blog for Advocacy, Policy, and Civic Engagement

Golden butterfly fish above coral D. Rosenstrock
Golden butterflyfish above coral

ESG, or environmental, social, and governance scoring relies on independent ratings that help you assess a company’s behavior and policies when it comes to environmental performance, social impact and governance issues. This blog covers the basics of ESG, including applications related to climate-change and pollution.

Two people kneeling on a sandy dune, planting dune grass
RiSC Dune Grass Planting. Photo credit: Teri Brennan

Youth-led action and nature-based solutions for climate mitigation are the focus of two programs at the National Wildlife Federation. Read how fieldwork and research are powering the students' next steps.


Parley for the Oceans is an organization that focuses on attacking the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans. In 2019 we started the environmental education project, “Fighting Marine and Coastal Plastic Pollution.” This project empowered students to gather information about the types of plastics that are being used in Cancún households, raise awareness about reducing plastic consumption and pollution, and measure the behavioral changes that this program activated across 103 households.

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Civic and Environmental Education (CEE) Change Fellow, Mandy Baily, discusses her CAP partnership with Community Voices, Informed Choices (CIVIC), a collaborative Extension program in Florida that seeks to build community capacity to address challenging issues, such as land use throughout Florida and water quality in the impaired Indian River Lagoon on the east-central Florida coast.