Posts Tagged with "Royal Bank of Canada"

Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Research shows that carbon offsets aren’t working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stall global warming. That’s why RAN has founded the Climate Action Fund. In theory, a carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. Rather than [...]

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Tar Sands, Enbridge and Indigenous Resistance

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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In mid-July I attended the 1st Annual ‘Unist’ot’en Environmental Action Camp in Unist’ot’en territory in Northern BC as a facilitator and participant. Members of the Wetsuweten nation, joined by First Nations activists and allies from across Canada and US – including Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and Ruckus Society – organized to [...]

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Indigenous And Hundreds More Challenge RBC On Tar Sands

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Today more than 170 people rallied outside of the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC’s) Annual General Shareholder meeting (AGM) in Toronto after a series of creative non-violent actions all morning. Inside, First Nations Chiefs and community representatives from four different Nations demanded RBC phase out of its Tar Sands financing and to recognize the right [...]

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RBC Tar Sands activists have a posse

Friday, February 12, 2010

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I just finished spending two weeks with some of my favorite organizers in Toronto. In the midst of strategizing to have an impactful presence at the Royal Bank of Canada‘s Annual General Shareholder’s meeting (AGM), we went on a training tour to reach out communities all over Ontario. The response has been tremendous. RAN Toronto [...]

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Banks Ranked and Spanked on Tar Sands

Sunday, January 31, 2010

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As an ode to the  “rank ‘em and spank ‘em” strategy coined by our outgoing Executive Director Mike Brune, we proudly present the following roster of international banks backing expansion in the tar sands. The table below is based on credit extended underwritten by each bank to companies operating in the tar sands since 2007 [...]

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Three Actions Across Canada Launch Campaign Against RBC’s Olympic-Sized Greenwashing

Monday, October 19, 2009

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So I really like the Winter Olympics – they really put the Summer Olympics to shame. Hockey, luge, figure skating, bobsledding, downhill skiing… and even that sport that combines cross-country skiing and target shooting! (Whose idea was that??) But this year, a wide variety of activists, in B.C. and beyond, are reminding us that the [...]

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RAN Toronto Crashes RBC’s Unveiling of New Headquarters

Friday, October 2, 2009

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Today, Royal Bank of Canada held a fancy reception for journalists at their new headquarters, the 43-story, $400 million RBC Centre. RBC was practically bursting at the seams with pride at having achieved LEED Gold environmental certification for this new building – and was eager to share their excitement with environmental and business journalists. So [...]

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Mrs. Nixon, please help us stop the tar sands

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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In Toronto today, RAN appealed directly to Janet Nixon – the wife of Royal Bank of Canada’s CEO, Gordon Nixon – to help us end her husband’s company’s massive bankrolling of the Alberta tar sands. During rush-hour commute this morning, two Indigenous Canadian women – RAN’s own Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, and Heather Milton-Lightening – scaled [...]

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Freedom From Oil Tour Diary #9 – Clayton Thomas Muller tells us what’s up with the Tar Sands

Friday, July 10, 2009

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Check out episode 9 of the 10 day adventure of RAN and Substance educating and mobilizing people to stop the Tar Sands, with rock bands Propagandhi and Strike Anywhere

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