Last week, I was out photographing the Kick-Off event for the Des Moines chapter of Mighty Earth at Fox Brewing in West Des Moines. Mighty is a global campaign organization that works to protect the environment. They focus on the big issues: conserving threatened landscapes like tropical rainforests, protecting oceans, and solving climate change.
Their 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. Their 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.
The event included speeches by Jessye Waxman, Mighty Earth organizer, and Ann Robinson, Agriculture Director, from the Iowa Environmental Council. It was an exciting time for the group here in Des Moines and it was an honor to be there to document it.
Here are a few of my favorite images from the event.
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