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Palm Oil Production

Animal Welfare and Palm Oil in Products We Buy

Robert Hii | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

While it is great to see all these multinational palm oil producers making the pledge to protect forests for the sake of wild animals, how would one know at the retail level which products use palm oil from these producers?

Major Company Changes Palm Oil Policy After Protests

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

The Procter & Gamble Co. has updated its policy on palm oil following high-profile protests by Greenpeace at its Cincinnati headquarters. ...

Palm Oil in American Stores Sending the Sumatran Rhino Into Extinction

Robert Hii | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Robert Hii

With less than 30 animals left in Borneo and an estimated 80 animals in Sumatra, the Sumatran rhino should be a constant reminder to all consumers of the devastating effect industrial palm oil plantations have on wildlife.

MOM: A Mother's Day Gift for the Whole Family

Pamela Poole | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Pamela Poole

To lift your spirits, celebrate Mother's Day, and give your kids the priceless, lasting gift of eco-consciousness and civic responsibility... Why not spend a day at the zoo celebrating motherhood?

Bad Ideas Contaminate, While Good Ideas Are Contagious

Pat Mitchell | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Pat Mitchell

This is what happens when good people come together, whether in real-time or online, with a strong purpose and with intention to change what needs to be changed to create a more sustainable peaceful, prosperous planet for all.

Indonesian Forest Plan May Be Breakthrough on Climate Change

James Bacchus | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green
James Bacchus

Although little noted thus far in the U.S., Indonesia has just announced the details of a program intended to diminish forest destruction and thereby reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are the main cause of climate change.

My Grandmother Invented Girl Scout Cookies, And Today She'd Be Ashamed

Josephine Carothers | Posted 07.24.2011 | Food
Josephine Carothers

Knowing my grandmother, whom we called "Angel," I can say this: Today, Ethel Jennings Newton would be ashamed of the destruction her inventiveness is causing in the lives of those powerless to stop it.

The Problem With Palm Oil

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The ubiquity of palm oil in the United States and Europe is driving out the subsistence agriculture that people in Indonesia and Malaysia depend on for food.