No Dirty Gold

EARTHWORKS

The more you know, the less gold glows.

Media

Press hatEarthworks' No Dirty Gold campaign uses the power of market pressure to improve metal mining practices that harm communities and the environment.

Resources for Reporters

Contacts:

Payal Sampat, No Dirty Gold campaign director, 202-887-1872 x110

Alan Septoff, Strategic Communications Director, 202-887-18872 x105

We are happy to provide information on the record, or on background.  We can put you in touch with campaign leaders, mining activists, scientists and other experts from around the world.

Online resources:

All No Dirty Gold campaign press releases

All No Dirty Gold campaign publications

Key No Dirty Gold reports:


Photo: Evelyn Phillips holding Bristol Bay king salmon with fiance Kane Olson. Click photo for larger version. Links to left for more photos related to the fight to end dirty gold.

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The myth of ethical gold

New Internationalist | Stephanie Boyd

September 16, 2014

No Dirty Gold campaign draws another major convert

Mineweb | Dorothy Kosich

July 3, 2014

BJ’s Wholesale Club Says ‘No’ to Dirty Gold

Earthworks and BJ's Wholesale Club

July 2, 2014

Sitting On a Gold Mine: How Fairtrade Gold Mining in Tanzania Is Set to Change the Jewelry Sector

CSR Newswire | Marc Choyt

June 25, 2014

Jewelry gets eco-friendly

Poughkeepsie Journal | Karen Shan

June 8, 2014

Peru’s Conga Mine Conflict: Cajamarca Won’t Capitulate

Upsidedown World | Lynda Sullivan

May 1, 2014

Are lab-grown gems the key to a sustainable diamond trade?

The Guardian | Leigh Stringer

April 29, 2014

A golden opportunity

Corporate Knights | Stephanie Boyd

April 27, 2014

Proposed EU law will not keep conflict resources out of Europe, campaigners warn

Earthworks, Global Witness, et al

March 5, 2014

The Environmental Disaster That is the Gold Industry

Smithsonian Magazine | Alastair Bland

February 14, 2014

Ask Umbra: What should I get my sweetie for Valentine’s Day?

Grist | Umbra Fisk

February 13, 2014

Valentine’s Day: Go Green, From Dinner to Ringtones

Ecowatch | Nicole D'Alessandro

February 11, 2014

100 jewelers say ‘no’ to dirty gold on Valentine’s Day

Earthworks' No Dirty Gold campaign

February 11, 2014

Valentine’s Day isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Golden Gate Xpress | Madison Rutherford

February 10, 2014

Groups urge Canadian officials to withdraw government support of Rosia Montana mining proposal

Earthworks, MiningWatch Canada, etal

December 5, 2013

The untold story of the Pacific Islands

The Guardian | Dan Gay

November 20, 2013

Who’s to blame for Peru’s gold mining troubles?

The New Yorker | Stephanie Boyd

October 28, 2013

Why Miners Walked Away From the Planet’s Richest Undeveloped Gold Deposit

Businessweek | Brad Wieners

September 27, 2013

New EU law could help stop natural resource trade fuelling conflict

Earthworks, Global Witness, Et al.

September 24, 2013

We're Loving These Hoop Earrings From Jewelry Designer Melissa Joy Manning That Are Sustainable AND Benefit Charity!

Glamour | Amy Wicks

August 21, 2013

Industry controlled Responsible Jewellery Council fails to fulfill promise of preventing conflict diamonds and dirty gold

Earthworks, et al

May 22, 2013

Mother’s Day gifts? It’s complicated.

Riverhead Local | Laurie Nigro

May 11, 2013

Mining giant Newmont urged to obtain community consent

Earthworks

April 25, 2013

UN must challenge Canada’s complicity in mining’s human rights abuses

The Guardian | Meera Karunananthan

April 24, 2013

Tempers flare in hearing over new Resolution Copper land-swap bill

Cronkite News | Michelle Peirano

March 21, 2013

Dirty gold: The seamier side of mining

Nature | Brian Owens

March 14, 2013

This Valentine’s Day, 90 jewelry retailers say ‘no’ to dirty gold

Earthworks

February 13, 2013

Valentine’s Day Dark Side

Daily Sundial | Benjamin Andrews

February 13, 2013

Releases of Toxic Chemicals Increased By 8 Percent in 2011, EPA Data Show

BNA | Andrea Vittorio

January 18, 2013

SEC passes conflict minerals rule; impact unclear

National Jeweler

August 27, 2012

SEC Adopts Rules to Strengthen Transparency and Disclosure in Extractive Industries

Earthworks

August 23, 2012

SEC Approves Conflict Mineral & Extraction Rules

Resource Investor | Philip Burgert

August 22, 2012

Leading Human Rights and Environmental Groups Urge Peru to Halt Repression and Human Rights Abuses Against Mining Protesters

July 11, 2012

Earthworks Stands in Solidarity with Alma Smelter Workers in Quebec: Calls on Rio Tinto to End Illegal Lock-out and Respect Workers’ Rights

Earthworks

June 25, 2012

Prospectors ready to tap Haiti’s buried gold

Business Week | Martha Mendoza

May 11, 2012

Shareholders, NGOs, raise questions about Newmont Mining's social and environmental risks at company's Annual General Meeting

Christian Brothers Investment Services, Earthworks, Maryknoll Sisters

April 24, 2012

Philippines mining activist wins prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize

Earthworks

April 16, 2012

Salmon versus gold

Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, Earthworks, Nunamta Aulukestai

April 15, 2012

Mining Pollutes the World’s Waterways

Care2 | Gina-Marie Cheeseman

March 28, 2012

Food industry asks EPA to protect Bristol Bay seafood source

Juneau Empire | Russell Stigall

March 13, 2012

Miners accused of using oceans as garbage dump

ABC Australia | Matt Peacock

March 13, 2012

Food Retail Industry Flexes Its Muscle for Alaska's Bristol Bay, World's Largest Wild Salmon Fishery

Earthworks

March 12, 2012

Dwindling Resources Trigger Global Land Rush

Alternet | Stephen Leahy

March 1, 2012

Waters of the World Threatened By Dumping of 180M Tonnes of Toxic Mine Waste

Earthworks, MiningWatch Canada

February 28, 2012

Toxic Mine Waste Threatens World’s Waters

EcoWatch

February 28, 2012

Northern Dynasty sees consortium of majors developing Pebble as permitting approaches

Mining Weekly | Matthew Hill

February 18, 2012

Ethical Gold the Pride of 80 Jewelry Retailers on Valentine’s Day

Environment News Service

February 15, 2012

For Valentine’s Day, 80 Jewelry Retailers Commit to Sustainable Supply Chain

Sustainable Business

February 14, 2012

No Dirty Gold Campaign Targets Macy’s and Costco

IDEX

February 14, 2012

This Valentine’s Day, over 80 jewelry retailers make a lasting commitment to clean up dirty metals

Earthworks

February 14, 2012

Don’t Be Stupid, Cupid—Show Your Love Responsibly

The Huffington Post | Annie Leonard

February 10, 2012

Group pressures Macy’s on ethical sourcing

National Jeweler

December 7, 2011

Groups Pressure Macy’s to Commit to Ethical Gold Standards

Diamonds.net | Ricci Dipshan

December 1, 2011

Meet the Change Makers: Tiffany's Diamonds and Gold Get Greenish Sparkle With Stance Against Pebble Mine

OnEarth | Adam Aston

December 1, 2011

What’s in Macy’s Stocking? A Lump of Dirty Gold

Earthworks

December 1, 2011

Statement by Jennifer Krill, Executive Director of Earthworks, regarding Newmont Mining’s Suspension of the Conga Mine development in Peru:

Earthworks

December 1, 2011

Carlson, Hawthorn and Ingraffea Join Board of Earthworks

Earthworks

November 22, 2011

Groups press Signet on Pebble Mine issue

National Jeweler

November 16, 2011

Alaskans: Why Won’t Kay and Jared Jewelers Pledge to Shun Anglo’s Dirty Gold?

Earthworks

November 14, 2011

Alaskans: Why Won't Kay and Jared Jewelers Pledge to Shun Anglo's Dirty Gold? Full-Page Ad in New York Times Urges World’s Largest Jeweler to Join 50 Others Against Pebble Mine

Yuba Net | Earthworks

November 14, 2011

Tiffany’s CEO: How to Keep a Supply Chain Sparkling

Green Biz | Adam Aston

November 12, 2011

EarthTalk: Gold Mining with Cyanide

infoZine | Staff

October 30, 2011

Envelope Please: Earthworks’ No Dirty Gold Wins Top Honor at the BENNY Awards

Earthworks

October 20, 2011

Alaska voters weighing in: salmon vs. gold

Bloomberg | Becky Bohrer

October 2, 2011

The price of gold: as influential as a global power

Axcess News | Jessica Bruder

July 18, 2011

Say yes to green gold

The Guardian | Lucy Siegle

July 16, 2011

Palm Beach Post - Gold jewelers, activists urge clean karat buys

Palm Beach Post | Susan Salisbury

April 22, 2011

Target Says 'No' to Dirty Gold

March 24, 2011

Sears/Kmart join other jewelers in pledging to avoid *dirty* gold

November 18, 2009

No Dirty Gold Campaign Statement on Wal-Mart’s Love, Earth Initiative

No Dirty Gold campaign

July 21, 2008

Leading Retailers Pledge Their Gold Jewelry Will Sparkle Responsibly

Earthworks

February 8, 2007

Birks & Mayors Endorses Boreal Forest Conservation

BIRKS & MAYORS * CANADIAN BOREAL INITIATIVE * NO DIRTY GOLD

February 8, 2007

CONSUMERS SAY DUMPING MINE WASTE INTO LAKES IS DIRTY PRACTICE

No Dirty Gold campaign, SEACC

July 13, 2006

NO DIRTY GOLD CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON SNAG RESPONSIBLE MINING RESOLUTION

No Dirty Gold campaign

June 1, 2006

No Dirty Gold Campaign Launches New Ad Campaign

No Dirty Gold campaign

October 11, 2005

Communities Urge Gold Miner Newmont to Reform

No Dirty Gold campaign

April 27, 2005

VALENTINE’S GOLD JEWELRY SALES GENERATE 34 MILLION TONS OF MINE WASTE

No Dirty Gold campaign

February 11, 2005

YALE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS LOBBY CLASS RING RETAILERS, CAMPAIGN AROUND ANNUAL SALES, CITING GOLD INDUSTRY'S EGREGIOUS PRACTICES

No Dirty Gold campaign

October 22, 2004

CONSUMER CAMPAIGN SAYS, "IF YOU LOVE MOM, DO SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE HER PROUD THIS MOTHER'S DAY"

No Dirty Gold campaign, WACAM, Western Shoshone Defense Project

May 5, 2004