Posts Tagged with "children’s books"

Rainforest Leadership Profiles: Scholastic

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Rainforest Leadership Profiles: Scholastic

Three years ago, RAN alerted the publishing industry to major, systemic problems in its supply chains, including rainforest destruction, human rights abuses and climate pollution. Since that time, many book publishers have made commitments to stop using paper in their books linked to the destruction of Indonesian rainforests and violations of human rights. Since these [...]

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Attention Holiday Shoppers: HarperCollins is Grinding up Rainforests to Make its Kids Books

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Attention Holiday Shoppers: HarperCollins is Grinding up Rainforests to Make its Kids Books

Charismatic children’s character Fancy Nancy may be well known for saying that ‘every day is Earth Day,’ but her books have now been linked to one of the world’s most severe deforestation crises. Independent forensic fiber tests commissioned by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and released today reveal significant quantities of Mixed Tropical Hardwood (MTH) and [...]

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Victory for Forests: Disney Changes Sourcing On All Its Paper Products, Takes a Stand for Endangered Forests and Animals

Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Victory for Forests: Disney Changes Sourcing On All Its Paper Products, Takes a Stand for Endangered Forests and Animals

Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there’s no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day. This entertainment giant, which is the world’s biggest publisher of children’s books and magazines, has adopted what may be one of the most [...]

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Is the “Happiest Place on Earth” Driving Tigers and Orangutans into Extinction?

Monday, May 16, 2011

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Is the “Happiest Place on Earth” Driving Tigers and Orangutans into Extinction?

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney. Young or old, when one thinks of the Walt Disney Company, the first images that come to mind are almost certainly [...]

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One Kid’s Book Takes on the Climate Challenge

Monday, June 21, 2010

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These days climate change is definitely a buzz phrase that you can hear all types of people talking about around town. But between phrases like fossil fuels and renewable energy being thrown around, not to mention media coverage of constantly changing weather patterns, it can get pretty hard to keep the facts straight. Especially as [...]

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The Quest for Rainforest Safe Kid’s Books

Friday, June 11, 2010

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On assignment this week, I began a quest to seek out children’s books printed on recycled and/or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper available in San Francisco. I started off in the kids section of one of the area’s largest booksellers: Borders. Perhaps naively, I posited that it wouldn’t be totally unrealistic to think that [...]

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Sumatran Tiger Unexpected Visitor at BookExpo America

Friday, June 4, 2010

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Last week, RAN’s Rainforest Free Paper team attended BookExpo America, the biggest publishing event in the U.S. An unusual part of the team really stood out from the 20,000+ crowd…a Sumatran tiger named Terra. Terra traveled all the way to BookExpo to tell the story of her home in Indonesia. Sadly, only 400-500 Sumatran tigers [...]

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