Posts Tagged with "Rainforest Agribusiness"

Join the Race to Save Rainforests And Orangutans: Earn a Renegade Merit Badge!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Join the Race to Save Rainforests And Orangutans: Earn a Renegade Merit Badge!

This post is by Girl Scouts Madison Vorva (age 16) and Rhiannon Tomtishen (age 15), who have been campaigning to get palm oil out of Girl Scout Cookies for the past few years. Five years ago, while doing research for our Girl Scout Bronze Award, we learned that the cultivation of palm oil and palm [...]

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A Rainforest Apocalypse? People, Peat And Promises For A New Direction

Friday, July 15, 2011

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A Rainforest Apocalypse? People, Peat And Promises For A New Direction

If you think this title sounds hyperbolic, you probably have not visited Sumatra lately. Before traveling here, I had heard stories about the oceans of oil palm that have been planted where rainforest once stood. But I was not prepared for this. The first sign that something is terribly wrong came before our plane even [...]

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From The Field: RAN’s Work Pays Off In Indonesia

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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From The Field: RAN’s Work Pays Off In Indonesia

I’ve only been in Indonesia for a few days and already I’ve heard multiple accounts of intimidation, corruption, kidnapping, torture and even murder suffered by our allies here who have been bold enough to speak out and resist the destruction of their forests and villages by palm oil and pulp and paper companies. But I [...]

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Take Action: Make Girl Scout Cookies Rainforest Safe

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Take Action: Make Girl Scout Cookies Rainforest Safe

It’s pretty crazy to think that something as seemingly innocent as Girl Scout cookies could be contributing to rainforest destruction, the violation of Indigenous rights and the extinction of endangered species like orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos. Unfortunately, because Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) chooses to use rainforest destroying palm oil in a large majority of [...]

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Book Lovers: Don’t Buy Rainforest Destruction!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Book Lovers: Don’t Buy Rainforest Destruction!

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. Attention Shoppers: Until your local book retailer adopts a comprehensive set of standards for the books they carry, it is up [...]

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Slave Labor For Palm Oil Production

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Despite the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, tsunami and successive volcanic eruptions from Mt. Merapi this November, I made my way to Indonesia to attend the 2010 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil conference, meet with allied organizations, and visit highly disputed palm oil plantations. The rapid proliferation of palm oil plantations has had grave effects on Indonesian [...]

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APP Promises Conservation: Don’t Hold Your Breath

Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Sinar Mas Group’s Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), Indonesia’s largest and most controversial logger, made another promise this week. APP announced that one of the rainforest logging and conversion permits it controls (located in the globally significant peatland forests of the Sumatra’s Kampar Peninsula) will be re-licensed as a carbon conservation project. However, given the [...]

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General Mills Moves Away from Rainforest Destruction

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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It is with much gratitude, excitement and hope for our world’s remaining forests that I announce the end to Rainforest Action Network’s General Mills palm oil campaign. Our Rainforest Agribusiness Campaign has come a long way in 2010 with your help. Check out some campaign “best moments.” Eight months ago, 42 activists braved the freezing [...]

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The truth about Cargill’s palm oil plantations in Borneo

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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The truth is out! After months of investigations, RAN just released a report entitled CARGILL’S PROBLEMS WITH PALM OIL: A BURNING THREAT TO BORNEO. Slideshow of report images Our report reveals that Cargill is clearing and burning rainforests, displacing Indigenous and traditional communities and exacerbating climate change. While Cargill claims that it is committed to [...]

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Winner of RAN’s 2010 Earth Day Poster Contest!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Congratulations to the Winner of Rainforest Action Network’s 2010 Earth Day Poster Contest: Name: Kayla Smith Grade: 6th Teacher: Amy Cole School: Thompkins Middle School Location: Evansville, IN —- Congratulations to Brandon and our Honorable Mentions below!  Everybody who participated in RAN’s 2010 Earth Day Poster Contest is a winner. Why? Because when the planet [...]

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