Posts Tagged with "greenwash"

Walmart: King of Greenwash

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Walmart: King of Greenwash

This week I have watched in horror as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded slammed into the Philippines. Fueled by a warming ocean, Typhoon Haiyan has killed an estimated 10,000 people, while hundreds of thousands have been displaced. It’s a stark reminder that climate change is happening now, that we need to act [...]

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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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Is Dr. Oz Shilling for the Malaysian Palm Oil Mafia?

Monday, February 4, 2013

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Is Dr. Oz Shilling for the Malaysian Palm Oil Mafia?

The public controversy around “America’s Doctor” is heating up. You may have noticed, for instance, the feature article in the most recent issue of New Yorker magazine titled “The Operator: is the most trusted doctor in America doing more harm than good?” As we recently reported, Dr. Oz, a TV personality who advocates healthy living [...]

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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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Bank of America’s New Report Touts Green Image, Downplays Dirty Emissions

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Bank of America’s New Report Touts Green Image, Downplays Dirty Emissions

This morning Bank of America rolled out its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which proudly promotes the company’s commitment to greening their public image but fails to address its biggest environmental impact: financing the coal industry. Bank of America wants to have it both ways: The bank wants to appear as a responsible corporate [...]

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A Week in Rio: Greenwash Gone Wild!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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A Week in Rio: Greenwash Gone Wild!

It’s not a pretty sight: a convergence of some of the world’s most rapacious corporations spouting their forgotten love for nature as they cavort at Rio+20 VIP events. Take Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), which is known as “one of the most destructive companies on the planet”. APP is nonetheless dressing up in Rio as [...]

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Scientists or Lobbyists: Who do You Trust to Act in the Best Interests of our World’s Rainforests?

Monday, June 4, 2012

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Scientists or Lobbyists: Who do You Trust to Act in the Best Interests of our World’s Rainforests?

In what has been called the biggest climate decision of the year for the Obama Administration, the Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil industries are flexing their lobbying muscle to overturn a crucial, science-based decision by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In January of this year, the EPA issued an initial finding that biofuels made [...]

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Epic Greenwashing From Chevron

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Epic Greenwashing From Chevron

Once again, Chevron has released its “Corporate Responsibility Report” with a straight face. (Here’s our post about last year’s report.) In this post, Amazon Watch’s Robert Collier exposes the irresponsible corporate abuses Chevron conveniently leaves out. Apparently believing that no outright whopper can’t be repeated again and again, Chevron has issued a report bragging about [...]

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Greenwash of the Week

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Greenwash of the Week

It’s the time of year when banks put their ‘best foot forward’ and prepare to be scrutinized by their shareholders at annual general meetings (AGMs). It’s a legal requirement, the AGM is held every year where the board of directors is elected, and the highest-ranking staff report to members on previous and future activities. So [...]

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BofA Takes the Earth out of Earth Day

Friday, April 20, 2012

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BofA Takes the Earth out of Earth Day

If there was ever a time for Bank of America to address the outcry over its ecological rampage, this was it. Environmental organizations in Charlotte, North Carolina received a surprising invitation: Bank of America was organizing an “Earth Day expo” to “promote environmentally friendly issues and causes.” Had Bank of America seen the light on [...]

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