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Mars Steps Up!

By Gemma Tillack, March 10 2014

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Mars Steps Up!

We have great news—your actions are delivering REAL victories for rainforests. After nearly a year of negotiations, Mars has announced that it will only source palm oil from companies that are not destroying rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands or causing human rights abuses! Even better, Mars has set a deadline that its suppliers must meet to [...]

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Climate Culprits Exposed In New Scorecard

By Gemma Tillack, March 5 2014

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Climate Culprits Exposed In New Scorecard

We know that keeping forests standing, along with keeping fossil fuels in the ground, offers Earth’s best hope for fighting catastrophic climate change. Yet everyday rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands are destroyed, burnt and replaced with row upon row of palm oil plantations. This destruction has propelled Indonesia, the world’s largest exporter of palm oil, into [...]

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Stand With Orangutans On World Wildlife Day

By Brad A Schenck, March 3 2014

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Stand With Orangutans On World Wildlife Day

Today is World Wildlife Day, and orangutans need your help more than ever. The rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia that the world’s last remaining wild orangutans rely on are being destroyed for Conflict Palm Oil—but you can change that. With your help, we’re calling out 20 of the top snack food brands that are using [...]

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Celebrating African American Environmentalists

By Avani Mody, February 28 2014

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Celebrating African American Environmentalists

Out of the 12 months of the year, only one month is dedicated to celebrating the rich and incredible African American history of the United States. The absurdity of the situation underscores how important it is that we pay homage to leaders, both current and historical, from the African American community. This country was built [...]

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STAPLES: Don’t Jump the Gun with APP

By Lafcadio Cortesi, February 26 2014

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STAPLES: Don’t Jump the Gun with APP

Activists with Rainforest Action Network staged a direct communication today at office-supply giant Staples. Displaying a banner that read, “Staples: It’s Too Soon to Buy from APP,” a group of activists voiced their opposition to the company’s recent decision to resume purchasing paper from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). One of Indonesia’s most notorious deforesters, [...]

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How to Drive Change Through the Palm Oil Supply Chain

By Kiran Ponada, February 19 2014

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How to Drive Change Through the Palm Oil Supply Chain

Over the past ten years, the disappearance of Indonesia’s and Malaysia’s most rich, pristine, and biologically diverse rainforests has been accelerating faster than ever. These rainforests are now ground zero for climate change, and the only home of dwindling populations of wild orangutans, Sumatran tigers, elephants, and countless other life forms. Millions of people also [...]

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Does Your Family’s Valentine’s Candy Contain Child Labor?

By Laurel Sutherlin, February 14 2014

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Does Your Family’s Valentine’s Candy Contain Child Labor?

First, the bad news. This week, as millions of schoolchildren across the U.S. share Valentine’s candy and chocolate, they’ll be unwittingly—and unwillingly—contributing to child labor taking place on the other side of the world. One of the key ingredients in Hershey’s chocolates—and many other Valentine’s candies—is responsible for widespread child labor and human rights violations, [...]

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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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Progress Report: Asia Pulp & Paper, One Year Later

By Lafcadio Cortesi, February 5 2014

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Progress Report: Asia Pulp & Paper, One Year Later

Today marks the 1st year anniversary of the latest published “forest conservation policy” (FCP) of the Sinar Mas Group’s Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). Rainforest Action Network has evaluated the progress APP and its suppliers have made towards implementing key elements of its policy as well as toward meeting the APP Performance Targets and Milestones [...]

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APRIL Misses the Mark with New Forest Management Policy

By Christy Tennery-Spalding, January 31 2014

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APRIL Misses the Mark with New Forest Management Policy

On Tuesday, Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), released an updated Sustainable Forest Management Policy. While this policy is notable, especially given APRIL’s recent suspension from the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), it falls far short of what is needed for APRIL to clean up its [...]

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