The main culprit in the catastrophe facing orangutans is palm oil, a widely used cheap additive found in everything from food products to biofuels. Indeed, estimates say palm oil is now in more than 50 percent of all consumer goods.
Courageous. Enthusiastic. Thoughtful. Creative. Forceful. Dealmaker. As the forests across the world weep, we raise our praise to Becky and promise that we will make her proud as we work to eliminate rainforest deforestation in the world's supply chains.
In the Olympics of forest defense, protection of natural rainforests from destruction by the companies feeding voracious markets is what will make the difference between a gold medal and unimaginable loss... and optimistic it may be, but I'm putting my money on a win.
How do we unite our efforts to drive through changes to our tax system, our trade system, our electoral system, and our judicial system that will reverse the balance of power and put citizens in charge of corporations rather than the other way around?
Beginning this weekend on August 20th and running for 2 weeks through September 3rd, thousands of people will gather in Washington DC for Stop the Pipeline! and at the forefront is Terry Tempest Williams.
This Earth Day, Rainforest Action Network is asking Michelle Obama to help protect endangered Sumatran tigers by encouraging Girl Scouts USA to acknowledge its role in the fate of these magnificent animals.