Today, August 1st, is a statewide day of action in California to end fracking and demand clean, not extreme, energy. (Click here to find an action near you.)

Also, in just a matter of weeks, Global Exchange and our allies have gathered over 150,000 signatures demanding an end to extreme oil extraction in California.

Global Exchange is proud to take a stand with the people of California in their fight to stop fracking and protect water, crops, communities and the climate from this dirty and dangerous practice.

Global Exchange has also long stood in solidarity with communities around the world who share the same struggle to stop dirty energy extraction. In that spirit, we’d like to highlight our upcoming travel delegations to Ecuador:

Ecuador: Social and Environmental Justice in the Andes and the Amazon
December 28, 2015 – January 5, 2016
April 22 – May 2, 2016
July 4-14, 2016

Travel to the northern Amazon region to look at the damaging effects of oil and other extractive industries while you experience the breathtaking diversity and beauty of the Amazon rainforest. Learn about the historic ongoing court-battle against Chevron and its toxic legacy of oil exploitation while seeing the oil pits for yourself.

Go to the fabled Yasuní National Park, a UNESCO world biosphere reserve and what many scientists consider to be the most biologically diverse region on the entire planet. Meet with indigenous leaders and healers, and visit ecotourism projects that provide alternatives to extractive industries like oil and logging. Back in Quito, discuss environmental, social, and economic rights with activists and leaders.

Whether in California or Ecuador, the challenge of standing up to the power of Big Oil is real. Let’s stand in solidarity.