Posts By Lindsey Allen

Lindsey Allen - who has written 6 posts on Rainforest Action Network Blog.

Lindsey Allen, RAN's Executive Director, has spent her career preventing commodity expansion into globally critical forest areas, and has played a central role in achieving some of the most significant corporate policy commitments to protect forests over the past decade.

5 Ways Our Network Is Saving the Planet

By Lindsey Allen, February 12 2014

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5 Ways Our Network Is Saving the Planet

Dear friends, Early in the New Year, I received a text concerning my two nieces that read, “We are all safe but leaving town—state of Emergency declared in Charleston as a result of coal chemical spilled into river.” Although I’m very aware of the impacts coal has on the health of people and planet, the [...]

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Why You Should Give A Sh*t That Water In West Virginia Is Contaminated

By Lindsey Allen, January 22 2014

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Why You Should Give A Sh*t That Water In West Virginia Is Contaminated

As I wrote last week, my two nieces live in Charleston, WV. Although their water has now been cleared as “safe,” they continue to have no clean water to drink. So, as you can imagine, I’m pissed. But there are a few reasons why I’m pissed. And it didn’t start with the unbelievable quote from [...]

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The West Virginia Coal Chemical Spill Should Be A National Outrage

By Lindsey Allen, January 17 2014

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The West Virginia Coal Chemical Spill Should Be A National Outrage

Right now my two nieces have no running water to drink. As a result of the coal chemical spill in West Virginia, they cannot safely use their water even though the citywide ban on drinking tap water has been lifted. That was the reality for more than 300,000 West Virginians last week, after thousands of gallons [...]

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Thank You

By Lindsey Allen, November 27 2013

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Thank You

You know what I’m thankful for this year? You. Everything RAN has accomplished this past year is thanks to you. Please don’t think for a second that I’m just saying that. RAN’s people-powered campaigns literally cannot be won without you. Corporate decision-makers can destroy our planet with impunity if no one calls them out—but you [...]

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Tackling Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis Together

By Lindsey Allen, June 27 2013

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Tackling Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis Together

Jakarta – As fires continue to burn the rainforests of Sumatra and customers around the world continue to raise the volume of their demands for deforestation-free products, a group of powerful individuals have gathered to align on how to stop this spiraling crisis. The workshop is organized under the auspices of the Tropical Forest Alliance [...]

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Clearing the Smog: RAN Pushes Companies and Governments to End Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis

By Lindsey Allen, June 26 2013

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Clearing the Smog: RAN Pushes Companies and Governments to End Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis

On my way to Jakarta yesterday for a series of meetings with the Tropical Forest Alliance—a consortium of government and corporate leaders from around the world working to confront the world’s deforestation crisis—I stopped for a layover in Singapore. I was immediately hit over the head by the urgency of our task. There, just outside [...]

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