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Forestethics

Rolling Bombs: Millions of Latinos Live Next Door to a Public Menace, Oil Trains

Javier Sierra | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

Since 2005, the oil train traffic in North America has increased 40 fold. At any given moment, some nine million barrels of crude oil are being transported around North America. Yet we haven't seen any real improvements in the safety of these trains.

Urge Pepsi to Stop Guzzling Tar Sands

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A fact sheet outlines the toxicity of this form of oil and the resulting ecological devastation from the extraction process. Additional concerns include the excessive use of fresh water, high risk of endangering water supplies, spills, and the data documenting a spiked rate of cancer in communities adjacent to drilling areas.

ForestEthics and Sierra Club Urge PepsiCo to Stop Using Tar Sands Fuel

Michael Marx | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Michael Marx

We will continue to send the message to America's biggest companies that tar sands is toxic for our communities and our environment -- and therefore toxic for their brands. We will keep up the pressure until demand for tar sands fuel is squashed, and Alberta's bitumen is kept safely in the ground.

Angry Birds: Audubon Lends Its Support to Industry Initiative That Labels Clearcuts as 'Green' for $60,000

Jim Ace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jim Ace

That's right! An organization whose mission is to protect birds is collaborating with an industry whose members regularly cut down the occupied habitat of threatened or endangered forest birds! That makes no sense.

Our Commitment to Boreal Forest Protection: Stronger Than Resolute

Todd Paglia | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Todd Paglia

While Resolute has proven unwilling to act in good faith, the other signatories of the historic CBFA remain committed to finding solutions for the Boreal. So am I.

Connecting the Dots Between Envelopes and Clearcuts: New Company Announcements in ForestEthics' Campaign Against SFI Greenwash

Kristi Chester Vance | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Kristi Chester Vance

This week Office Depot, Southwest Airlines, Cricket Communications, and Hewlett-Packard joined the growing market trend against the logging industry's greenwash program, The 'Sustainable Forestry Initiative' (SFI).

If You Can't Beat Them, Try to Silence Them With Lawyers: Really, SFI?

Todd Paglia | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Todd Paglia

Sustainable Forestry Initiative is the best greenwashing that money can buy. That's why so many companies have dropped the SFI label and it's also why the premier green building system, LEED, has refused SFI's many attempts to make SFI certified lumber eligible for LEED green building points.

The Sacred Headwaters: Goliath Defeated by 1,000 Davids

Todd Paglia | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Todd Paglia

The people took a stand against one of the largest multi-national oil companies in the world and resolved to fight back against Shell's plans to annihilate the Sacred Headwaters. And we were successful.