Posts By Mike Gaworecki

Mike G - who has written 144 posts on Rainforest Action Network Blog.

Mike G. is an activist, writer, and musician who lives in San Francisco. He is the online campaigner for RAN's Forests program. Find Mike on Twitter: @MikeG2001

CREDO Members: Vote for RAN this April!

By Mike G, April 2 2014

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CREDO Members: Vote for RAN this April!

Great news! RAN has been selected as one of three nonprofit groups that will receive funds from CREDO in April 2014. How much funding we receive depends on you: the more votes we receive, the greater our share of funding. Voting ends April 30th, so if you’re a CREDO member, vote today! CREDO is a [...]

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Solar Power Had A Huge Year In 2013

By Mike G, March 5 2014

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Solar Power Had A Huge Year In 2013

This post originally appeared on DeSmogBlog. A new report out from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shows that solar power came an incredibly long way toward asserting itself as a key part of the U.S. energy mix last year. The U.S. now has a total of 12.1 gigawatts of photovoltaic (PV) [...]

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5 Reasons the TransPacific Partnership Fast Track Must Be Stopped

By Mike G, January 27 2014

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5 Reasons the TransPacific Partnership Fast Track Must Be Stopped

Time is running out to stop a secretive global trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership from getting Fast Track status at the end of January. “Fast Track” means the U.S. Congress would essentially forfeit its constitutionally protected duty to determine U.S. trade policy by giving the executive branch the authority to negotiate and finalize the [...]

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Welcome to RAN’s New Executive Director, Lindsey Allen

By Mike G, August 21 2013

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Welcome to RAN’s New Executive Director, Lindsey Allen

Today, the Board of Directors at Rainforest Action Network has announced the appointment of Lindsey Allen as the organization’s new Executive Director. In advance of the announcement, RAN’s Nell Greenberg sat down for a conversation with Lindsey. Lindsey has a lengthy track record of winning critical environmental campaigns against more than a dozen of the [...]

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BREAKING: Despite New Evidence, Cargill Denies Its Palm Oil Is Made By Slave Laborers

By Mike G, July 18 2013

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BREAKING: Despite New Evidence, Cargill Denies Its Palm Oil Is Made By Slave Laborers

Here’s the last line of a Bloomberg Businessweek article out today that exposes the human rights abuses rampant in Indonesia’s palm oil sector: “Adam, the 19-year-old who fled the PT 198 [palm] plantation in 2010, says he hopes shoppers… ask themselves a simple question when they consider which oil to buy: ‘Is there slavery in [...]

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Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.

By Mike G, November 20 2012

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Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.

All year you stand with us and tackle the hard, serious and often challenging crises our planet is facing. In the process, we’ve shown you some painful images–photos of orangutans left to die on palm oil plantations, tigers pushed out of their natural habitat. Images that are often horrifying and hard to look at. But [...]

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Another Bad Call by Bank of America… And I Ain’t Just Talking Football

By Mike G, September 28 2012

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Another Bad Call by Bank of America… And I Ain’t Just Talking Football

I imagine there are quite a few folks over at Bank of America thanking god it’s Friday right about now, because this was one hell of a bad week for them. In fact, it’s been a pretty bad couple of weeks for the bank. And for Bank of America, of all companies, to have a [...]

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The Best Way To Honor Larry Gibson’s Incredible Life Is To Continue Spreading His Powerful Message

By Mike G, September 11 2012

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The Best Way To Honor Larry Gibson’s Incredible Life Is To Continue Spreading His Powerful Message

Larry Gibson was a true hero. One of the most important things we can do to honor the incredible life Larry lived is keep fighting: continue fending off King Coal, protecting our air, our mountains, our water, our climate and our communities. You can help by sharing one of these images below. Larry set a [...]

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Bank of America’s Greenwash Doesn’t Fly On Twitter

By Mike G, August 15 2012

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Bank of America’s Greenwash Doesn’t Fly On Twitter

Bank of America released its so-called Corporate Social Responsibility report today. I say “so-called” because it’s still unclear how the bank justifies calling itself “socially responsible” when it is the #1 financier of US coal, the most socially irresponsible form of energy out there. Unfortunately, the report doesn’t offer any clues, as it makes no [...]

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Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 4

By Mike G, August 14 2012

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Field Report: Engineers Without Borders Team Inspects ClearWater Systems In Ecuador, Day 4

This is part four of a series. Read part one here, part two here, and part three here. San Pablo San Pablo, about 2 hours upriver by canoe from Cofan Dureno, is a Secoya community—though they’ve recently voted to re-adopt their traditional name, Sia’Copai, so I should say it’s a Sia’Copai community. Here’s what it [...]

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