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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Deep in the Amazon, A Story is Waiting to be Told

By Tracy Solum, June 15 2012

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Deep in the Amazon, A Story is Waiting to be Told

Media technologies and professional skills are valuable tools that enable Indigenous communities living in rainforests around the world to communicate about the crisis of deforestation through sharing their stories, language, and art. Amazon Voice, a great new NGO that is working directly with the local Amazon communities based on a foundation of reciprocity and mutual [...]

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Benefit Corporations Show California What Good Business Looks Like

By Hannah Roeyer, January 17 2012

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Benefit Corporations Show California What Good Business Looks Like

RAN applauds those businesses that have formalized their commitment to social and environmental sustainability by becoming California’s first benefit corporations. With the enactment of California Assembly Bill AB 361 on January 1st, California became the seventh state to legalize this new corporate framework enabling businesses to take social and environmental impacts into consideration in their [...]

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Top 5 Reasons to Donate to Rainforest Action Network

By Jenn Breckenridge, December 26 2011

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Top 5 Reasons to Donate to Rainforest Action Network

Rainforest Action Network works all year educating, organizing and mobilizing people to address some of the most pressing environmental issues of our day—the effect of deforestation and dirty energy on human rights, ecosystems and the climate. From CSR to CEOs, RAN is known as a force to be reckoned with in scores of Fortune 500 [...]

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REVEL 2011 Rocked!

By Jenn Breckenridge, October 19 2011

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REVEL 2011 Rocked!

For Californians who care about the environment, the rager of the year is most certainly Rainforest Action Network’s annual benefit REVEL. Naomi Klein and The Yes Men were honored with World Rainforest Awards as the California Academy of Sciences glittered with stingray pools, stiltwalkers, and California’s most cutting-edge minds getting in some serious bonding time. It [...]

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Bay Area Benefit To Protect Glen Cove

By Mike G, June 16 2011

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Bay Area Benefit To Protect Glen Cove

Come one, come all: RAN and local Bay Area music blog Wiretap Music are proud to present a concert to benefit the spiritual encampment at Glen Cove on Thursday, June 23rd. We have an incredible lineup of local bands, including Bad Bibles, James & Evander, Fiveng, and Becky White and the Secret Mission. There will also [...]

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Get Crunk for the Amazon

By Jenn Breckenridge, March 7 2011

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Get Crunk for the Amazon

Very few times in life does one get the opportunity to title anything “Get Crunk for the Amazon.” Well, today’s a banner day. Our homies at Critical Beats partnered with Amazonian communities and Oakland-based underground DJ Knowa Knowone to produce a unique track weaving Indigenous songs from the Amazon rainforest into the mesmerizing glitch-inspired track [...]

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Groupon’s Super Bowl Ads: Fumble Meets Philanthropy

By Jenn Breckenridge, February 7 2011

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Groupon’s Super Bowl Ads: Fumble Meets Philanthropy

UPDATE 02/09/11: Groupon has just changed their Brazilian rainforest ad to include the Save The Money URL. Besides the surprise win by the Packers, the talk of American towns today is the controversial ads run by Groupon before, during, and after the Super Bowl. Saying that saving $50 on a Brazilian wax is more important [...]

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Giving to RAN: Kitty Jones

By Arielle, January 26 2011

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Giving to RAN: Kitty Jones

Kyana Jones, also known as Kitty Jones, started a small cleaning business to raise funds for nonprofits, and chose RAN as one of the beneficiaries. After hearing about Kitty’s selfless efforts to raise support and awareness about protecting the environment and wildlife, I asked her if she would share her story with the RAN community [...]

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Giving to RAN: Lynn Israel

By Meghan, January 11 2011

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Giving to RAN: Lynn Israel

A pocket of RAN’s strongest supporters is contained in Boulder, Colorado, and Rainmaker Lynn Israel is one of them. She took a few minutes to tell us why she’s passionate about saving the earth and its forests. Preserving the Rainforest At age eight, my son Avi wanted to give his birthday money to an organization [...]

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