Posts Tagged with "greenwash"

Levi’s Unzips New Policy Excluding Logging Giant Asia Pulp & Paper

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Levi’s Unzips New Policy Excluding Logging Giant Asia Pulp & Paper

Asia Pulp and Paper is having a hard time holding onto customers these days. With the release of its forest products purchasing policy, Levi Strauss & Company has become the latest major brand to ban business with Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). This comes on the heels of a major public cancellation with APP affiliate [...]

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RSPO Missing Persons Report

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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RSPO Missing Persons Report

Update 11/25/11 10:08am Despite key commitments to work with the RSPO to meet consumer demands, several key RSPO members are missing at this year’s RSPO meeting in Sabah, Malaysia. Has anyone recently seen Kellogg’s, McDonald’s or Girl Scouts USA? They were last seen buying palm oil with Cargill and making assurances to the public that [...]

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Scraping Off The Greenwash: Chevron Gets Jammed

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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Scraping Off The Greenwash: Chevron Gets Jammed

Remember last year when we teamed up with the Yes Men and Amazon Watch to totally punk Chevron’s bogus “We Agree” greenwash campaign? And then hundreds of you got in on the action by making hilarious spoof posters? Yeah, that was awesome. Well, in honor of RAN’s big annual bash, Revel, the Yes Men put [...]

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Girl Scouts USA Announces Palm Oil Plan for Thin Mints: Greenwash or Game-Changer?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Girl Scouts USA Announces Palm Oil Plan for Thin Mints: Greenwash or Game-Changer?

After four years of savvy campaigning by Girl Scout activists Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) has finally acknowledged its role in rainforest destruction by releasing a commitment regarding its use of palm oil in its iconic cookies. Unfortunately, the statement on palm oil just released is a small step in the [...]

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Malaysia’s “Sustainable” Palm Oil Just Pure Greenwash

Friday, August 12, 2011

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Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil. Photo: astromediashop As I reported on Monday, the Malaysian government—hand in hand with the country’s largest palm oil companies—is attempting to undermine the RSPO’s “sustainable palm oil” certification standard by creating its own certification. Problem is—the Malaysian palm oil industry’s version of “sustainable palm oil” is pure greenwash which is extremely [...]

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Greenwash Backfire: Asia Pulp and Paper PR Stunt “Sparks New Controversy”

Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Greenwash Backfire: Asia Pulp and Paper PR Stunt “Sparks New Controversy”

Just weeks after images of one of the world’s last remaining Sumatran tigers dying in a trap set in an Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) plantation were broadcast to the world, APP shamelessly attempted to recast its image as a conservation hero. CBS news has aired video footage of an elaborate public relations stunt orchestrated [...]

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In Case You Were Wondering: Yes, Chevron Still Thinks We’re All Stupid

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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In Case You Were Wondering: Yes, Chevron Still Thinks We’re All Stupid

Chevron’s attempts to greenwash its image while doing nothing to take responsibility for its environmental and human rights abuses around the globe continue unabated. So we decided to re-launch ChevronThinksWereStupid.org last week to provide concerned citizens like you with a fun and engaging platform to call out Chevron’s misleading PR campaigns. At virtually the same [...]

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Get A Free Ride With Malaysia’s New Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Scheme

Monday, August 8, 2011

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Get A Free Ride With Malaysia’s New Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Scheme

If a massive palm oil company decides that getting its plantations certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is, well, just too hard, what do you think happens? The Malaysian government comes to the rescue, of course, and comes up with a solution that will allow IOI — the largest palm oil plantation [...]

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Abandon Ship! Even The Palm Oil Industry Is Distancing Itself From Alan Oxley’s Lies

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Abandon Ship! Even The Palm Oil Industry Is Distancing Itself From Alan Oxley’s Lies

You might not believe it, but apparently there is a point beyond which even the palm oil industry isn’t willing to stretch the truth. And Alan Oxley just blew right past it. Last November, Alan Oxley was called out by a dozen scientists from leading academic and research institutions around the world for promoting industrial [...]

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part One

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part One

What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part one of a three-part series. Palm oil has become an increasingly hot topic over the last year. This thick, long-lasting oil is found in almost half of all consumer goods sold in grocery stores and it is also a main driver of rainforest destruction in Indonesia and Malaysia. As [...]

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