Ten Good Reasons to Celebrate 2009

Written by Branden Barber

Topics: Agribusiness

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It’s easy to forget all that we’ve achieved as RAN races forward into the fray, fighting the battles that must be waged and won to protect the world’s remaining forests. We work hard to live in the present, and to think strategically about the future.

But the unexamined life is not worth living, as Socrates once said, so let us not be guilty of that particular offense. We have plenty to live for.

RAN accomplished great things this past year, which so many of you made possible. Here’s RAN’s Top Ten Highlights of 2009. Thank you for your support and for standing with Rainforest Action Network. We wouldn’t be RAN without you.

#1 RAN drops 70 foot banner off Niagara Falls to tell Canadian PM: No to dirty tar sands oil.

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#2 Thousands protest in DC at the Capital Climate Action to say yes to a clean energy future.

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#3 RAN gets Gucci and other fashion industry leaders to stop bagging Indonesia’s rainforests

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#4 RAN gets leading NASA scientist Dr. James Hanson arrested for the first time along with Darryl Hannah and Mike Brune for protesting mountain top removal in West Virginia

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#5 RAN forces major packaging supplier PAK2000 to cut financial ties from Indonesian rainforest destroyer Asian Pulp and Paper.

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#6 RAN takes Copenhagen by storm demanding climate justice and a real deal for our future.

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#7 RAN exposes the impact of palm oil plantations on the Indonesian rainforests and their inhabitants.

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#8 RAN gets personal in the fight to stop the tar sands and freaks out Gordon Nixon, CEO of Royal Bank of Canada.

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#9 RAN holds a “Carnival of Destruction” in NYC to tell Chase to stop funding dirty coal and mountain top removal.

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#10 RAN gets 7th Generation and Whole Foods to protect Indonesian rainforests.

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2 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. K. Johnson says:

    All the videos I watched were very informative. The companies who destroy indigenous peoples’ livelihoods should pay restitution to sustain the people until their way of life can be reinstituted. This is a crime against humanity. This video was heartbreaking.

    It is good to see the young people of America getting involved. The bravery of suspending a banner over Niagera Falls and the band in NYC denouncing Chase Bank were very inspiring.

  2. that would deforest 3,000 hectares of land occupied by Indigenous peoples and negatively impact mangroves critical to the local fishing economy.

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