Posts Tagged with "grassroots"

Animal Rights Activists to Earth Balance: Save the Rainforests!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I just got home from the Animal Rights 2009 conference in Los Angeles, where I had the pleasure of meeting with activists from across the country involved in a broad a variety of important issues. At RAN’s table, we had a display that many activists found disturbing – linking the palm oil in vegan butter-substitute [...]

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RAN Grassroots Stick It to Palm Oil

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I know, I know – after the past couple days, Halloween seems like it happened about three months ago. But I wanted to share my excitement with you about last week’s Halloween Stickering Week of Action. When my colleague Bria and I sent out action alerts to the Rainforest Agribusiness Campaign’s grassroots activists a few [...]

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Halloween Stickering Week of Action!

Monday, October 27, 2008

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When my colleague Bria and I sent out action alerts to the Rainforest Agribusiness Campaign’s grassroots activists a few weeks ago, asking them to participate in our Halloween Stickering Week of Action, we had no idea that over 900 people – in 43 states and 5 Canadian provinces – would sign up. (We ended up [...]

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Spreading the word about Online Activism

Friday, August 15, 2008


What an inspirational week! The Rainforest Agribusiness campaigners, interns, and legions of supporters across the world have taken major steps to bring about the end of palm oil expansion into endangered ecosystems and displacing Indigenous communities. And they did it on the Internet! So many non-profits use the Internet merely to raise funds or to [...]

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Amazing Stick It to Palm Oil Reports and Pictures!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Reports from people all across North America who participated in the Stick It to Palm Oil day of action are rolling in! More than 2,000 people overwhelmed supermarkets with stickers reading “Warning! Product May Contain Rainforest Destruction” to raise awareness about the devastating consequences of palm oil expansion. The stickers pointed shoppers to our all [...]

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Stick It to Palm Oil Day of Action Takes Over North America!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


More than two thousand people are going to show up at supermarkets all across North America tomorrow for RAN’s Stick It to Palm Oil day of action. Armed with “Warning: Product May Contain Rainforest Destruction” stickers, RAN supporters everywhere will be stickering products made with palm oil. Check out this great map showing all the [...]

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Our New Grassroots Video!

Monday, July 21, 2008


Our friends Ryanne and Jay, over at Ryan is Hungry recently made an amazing video to help get folks excited about RAN. Giving a presentation to a group of students? Explaining what RAN does to your friends before convincing them to join you in an action? Want to inspire the pants off your community (not [...]

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Climate Ground Zero Action Camp: Day 2

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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I’m sitting in front of the Greenpeace communications van, the pride and joy of Richard “Sky King” Dillman. Despite our relatively remote location, can transmit live audio, video or text just about anywhere in the world using a combination of radio, satellite, or cellular networks. I’m joining Richard and colleague Mike Johnson for “tactical communications” [...]

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Rebirth of a Dream

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I coauthored this with Amy Ortiz, a student activist from the RAN network, who also works with Southern Energy Network. This past weekend, April 4-6th, something historic took place in Memphis, Tennessee. During the same few days where people from across the nation gathered in the place where Martin Luther King Jr’s was assassinated forty [...]

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Mountain Justice Takes on King Coal in Columbus

Friday, March 28, 2008


How often do you get to witness a band of activists deploy a direct action and successfully pressure the CEO of a corporation into agreeing to their demands – before the police even arrive on the scene? On Friday afternoon, student activists with Ohio Student Environmental Coalition and members of Mountain Justice occupied the lobby [...]

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