Posts Tagged with "global warming"

Our Big Finale! (Or is it?)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Our Big Finale! (Or is it?)

This is it! We’ve reached the final stop on our “The Power Is In Your Palm” Tour! This morning, I accompanied Strawberry, the orphaned orangutan from Indonesia, on her final two Snack Food 20 visits, to the headquarters of Grupo Bimbo (makers of Sara Lee Bread) in Horsham, PA and Campbell Soup Company in Camden, [...]

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Banks Move to Measure Their True Climate Impacts

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Banks Move to Measure Their True Climate Impacts

The banking sector has a huge influence on climate change. Behind every energy carbon-emitting utility, fossil fuel company and infrastructure project you will find a complex web of financing: from underwriting and loans, to advisory services and asset management. For the last decade, our team at RAN has been challenging banks to take responsibility and [...]

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RAN Crashes Hershey’s Halloween Party

Saturday, October 26, 2013

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RAN Crashes Hershey’s Halloween Party

When Americans think Halloween, we think chocolate and treats, often from Hershey’s. That all changed today In Hershey, PA, when Strawberry the orangutan and RAN exposed the link between Hershey’s halloween treats and the plight of the world’s last wild orangutans. Hershey’s won’t guarantee that its products are Conflict Palm Oil free, so we took [...]

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RAN Channels Small Grants to Two Major Indigenous Mobilizations in South America

Friday, October 25, 2013

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RAN Channels Small Grants to Two Major Indigenous Mobilizations in South America

Indigenous communities are mobilizing in Brazil and Ecuador, challenging the respective national governments’ plans to push large-scale expansion of oil development in the rainforest (Ecuador) and clear the way for roads, dams, agribusiness and development of other mega-projects (Brazil) that would devastate ecosystems and undermine the internationally recognized standard of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent [...]

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The Power is in Your Palm Tour Visits Heinz with Power Shift 2013!

Monday, October 21, 2013

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The Power is in Your Palm Tour Visits Heinz with Power Shift 2013!

The “Power Is In Your Palm” Road Show has brought us to Power Shift in Pittsburgh, PA, where I’ve spent the last several days surrounded by thousands of inspiring youth leaders building a movement to stop the climate crisis. We’re here to talk about the connection between our food choices and climate change, so it [...]

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Why ‘RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil’ is not responsible

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Why ‘RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil’ is not responsible

When you go to the grocery store and you buy a bag of chips, a chocolate bar, crackers, ice-cream, doughnuts, frozen snacks or other candy, you may see a label on the products saying ‘RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil’ or ‘Green Palm Sustainability.’ Such labeling makes it is easy to think that the product you [...]

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Hurricane Sandy Haunts CEOs at Economic Outlook Conference

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy Haunts CEOs at Economic Outlook Conference

As Bank of America Co-Chief Operating Officer, David Darnell, and outgoing Duke Energy CEO, Jim Rogers, met behind closed doors to forecast 2013′s corporate profits—a storm was brewing in Charlotte. Immediately before the heavily guarded economic summit was set to begin, an inconvenient visitor arrived and demanded to be let into the meeting: Hurricane Sandy. Buoyed [...]

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America’s Worst Ecological Disaster, Brought To You By Bank of America

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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America’s Worst Ecological Disaster, Brought To You By Bank of America

“This dusty old dust is a-gettin’ my home,  And I got to be driftin’ along.” -Woody Guthrie, “So Long, It’s Been Good To Know Yuh” This past weekend I watched Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary, “The Dust Bowl,” a great, insightful documentary drawing parallels to the dust bowl of the 1930’s and today’s environmental and [...]

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RAN Executive Director on the Connections Between Forests and Climate Change

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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RAN Executive Director on the Connections Between Forests and Climate Change

It has been an extreme summer. Droughts. Wildfires. Crop failures. Heat waves. Melting ice caps. We’ve seen these words so much this summer you may not feel any shock at the sight of them now. It is clear that we are no longer talking about climate change as a fearful phenomenon in the future; we [...]

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KI Nation Paddles 300 km to Protect their Wild Watershed

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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KI Nation Paddles 300 km to Protect their Wild Watershed

Canada’s Boreal forest is part of the world’s largest land-based carbon storehouse. It is also the world’s greatest reservoir of fresh water, and is among the largest unlogged forests left on the planet. But the Boreal has been under threat for years, and, as is often the case, local Indigenous peoples who live in and [...]

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