Posts Tagged with "Rebecca Tarbotton"

Remembering Becky Tarbotton: One Year Later

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Remembering Becky Tarbotton: One Year Later

A year ago today the unimaginable happened. On December 26, 2012 we lost our executive director and friend, Rebecca Tarbotton. It was one of the hardest, most painful moments in Rainforest Action Network’s history. Remembering that day and the days that followed makes my insides hurt and my throat close. Beyond the hurt, though, there [...]

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The Last Message Becky Wrote To You

Friday, January 11, 2013

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The Last Message Becky Wrote To You

For the last two weeks, we’ve been grieving the loss of RAN’s beloved executive director, Rebecca Tarbotton, who died tragically on December 26. In late December, Becky was working on a letter to you that she planned to send in the New Year. We’ve decided to share the full letter below. We will warn you [...]

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The Loss of Our Visionary Leader, Rebecca Tarbotton

Monday, December 31, 2012

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The Loss of Our Visionary Leader, Rebecca Tarbotton

This is not the year-end message I wanted to send. Instead of a rousing appeal for support for our plans, I have to be the bearer of terrible news. Our young, bright and passionate executive director, Becky Tarbotton, died suddenly on Wednesday, overwhelmed by the surf on a sunny afternoon in Mexico while on vacation [...]

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Rainforest Action Network Mourns the Unexpected Loss of Our Visionary Executive Director, Rebecca Tarbotton

Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Rainforest Action Network Mourns the Unexpected Loss of Our Visionary Executive Director, Rebecca Tarbotton

Our organization, and the community that has grown around it for more than 25 years, are mourning the loss of Rebecca Tarbotton, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday while vacationing in Mexico with her husband and close friends. Rebecca Tarbotton, known to friends as Becky, was a profound thinker and leader. She was dedicated to merging [...]

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RAN’s Rebecca Tarbotton Interviews Naomi Klein

Thursday, October 6, 2011

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RAN’s Rebecca Tarbotton Interviews Naomi Klein

Rainforest Action Network’s Rebecca Tarbotton interviews bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein. Klein has consistently been a voice for economic justice, international people’s movements and environmental sanity. Her sharp critique of corporate power has shaped a generation of activists. Next week, she will be honored with a World Rainforest Award at RAN’s annual benefit, REVEL. Naomi and [...]

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1252 Arrested to Stop Keystone XL—Here’s What Comes Next

Monday, September 26, 2011

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1252 Arrested to Stop Keystone XL—Here’s What Comes Next

The groundswell of opposition to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is something I’ve been following closely since this month’s sit-in at the White House, which saw the arrests of 1,252 brave people in protest. I’m so proud that RAN and our supporters have played a key role in elevating this issue to one of [...]

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What’s YOUR Connection To Rainforest Destruction?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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What’s YOUR Connection To Rainforest Destruction?

What would you do if you knew that rainforest destruction could be found in nearly every room of your home? Rainforest destroying palm oil is an ingredient in roughly 50% of all packaged goods sold on grocery store shelves. It is used to make a wide variety of food products from cookies to breakfast cereals [...]

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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Monday, March 7, 2011

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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Last Thursday, a federal jury in Salt Lake City, Utah convicted activist Tim DeChristopher of two felony counts for disrupting the auction of more than 100,000 acres of federal land that was being sold off by the Bush Administration for oil and gas drilling in 2008. Tim’s act of civil disobedience has been widely heralded [...]

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Did you REVEL for RAN’s birthday?

Monday, October 18, 2010

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REVEL, RAN’s 25th birthday party was a smashing success on Thursday night, as almost 500 people came together to celebrate a quarter century of activism and victories challenging the power of corporations over our democracy and our environment. California jam band the Mother Hips got people on the floor dancing and Grateful Dead alum and [...]

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The Dirty Business of “Clean Coal”

Monday, July 19, 2010

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Nearly 50% of energy in the U.S. comes from coal, and now many industry propagandists are touting the benefits of a “cleaner” way of using this controversial fossil fuel. Check out the fascinating new documentary Dirty Business which explores the murky realities of “clean coal.” In the digital age, half our electricity still comes from [...]

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