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Pepsico's 'Live For Now' Campaign Sending the Wrong Message

Robert Hii | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

The marketing types probably did not figure on the catchy phrase "Live for Now" as a likely target for environmental groups to latch on to, but latch on they did.

Commander Behind Bin Laden Killing: FBI/DHS Wasting Time Tracking Environmentalists

Steve Horn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDave Cooper, Command Master Chief SEAL (Retired) for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), has authored a ...

Choosing Kit Kat Bars to Save the Sumatran Tigers

Robert Hii | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

I still get asked by people why I make such a big fuss over palm oil. It usually throws me off balance as I am surrounded by so many people who are "in the know."

U.S. Coal Exports

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

It remains to be seen if the U.S. will phase out coal domestically and merely displace its harmful effects to developing economies, especially China and India, or phase it out altogether.

Why Is the 'Tinderbox West' the New Normal?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 10.02.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Arizona a few weeks ago, 19 highly skilled firefighters were killed by a fire in what the New York Times called "Deadly New Normal: A Tinderbox West."

Enviros Gear Up For Mass Arrests Ahead Of Keystone XL Decision

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Other 98% say they are organizing more than 750 activists to lead mass act...

Move Over, Polar Bears: Palm Oil Orangutans Want Their $5 of Fame

Bill Frezza | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

What do polar bears, orangutans, the Walt Disney Company, Cheetos, recycled fundraising schemes and corporate shakedowns have in common? It's just another day on the social activism front.

Three Years Left to Live?

Mikko Alanne | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Mikko Alanne

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.

Alabanza a Doña Becky: A Tribute to Rebecca Tarbotton

Maura O'Neill | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Maura O'Neill

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.

Becky: A Tribute to a Friend and a Hero

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This column was co-written by Beyond Coal Director Mary Anne Hitt and National Program Director Sarah Hodgdon.Each week in our blogs, we celebrate the...

Environmental Leader Dies In Swimming Accident

AP | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The executive director of San Francisco-based environmental group Rainforest Action Network has died in a swimming accident at ...

Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.

What Will It Take to Win the Gold in Rainforest Defense?

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

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.

Activists Fire Back At Banking Giant With 'Dirtiest' Protest

Creative Loafing Charlotte | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

They dumped enough coal on Bank of America's doorstep in Uptown to hold a summer cookout for the city, but protesters had other intentions....

Stopping Coal in Its Tracks: Will Historic Actions This Week Launch Summer Uprising?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Activists in North Carolina tagged Apple's logo on the coal trains today, calling out the tech company's increasingly coal-fired needs at it expanding Maiden, NC, datacenter.

Jason Cherkis

Ninety-Nine Percent Power: Activists Ready To Launch Dozens of Shareholder Demonstrations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last fall, the Occupy Wall Street movement ignited a national conversation on income inequality, corporate ties to conservative legislat...

Alexander Eichler

Fake Bank Of America Website Asks How You'd Run BofA

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

"Banking is too complicated for ordinary people to understand," reads the press release from YourBofA.com. "That's not to say people are stupid." T...

Top 10 Dirty Corporate Tax Dodgers of 2011

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Bottom-line, these dirty corporations don't need any more handouts, bailouts, or subsidies. Our country does not have a money problem; it has a priorities problem.

Fashion Industry Considers Biodiversity When Sourcing Materials

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

Though it is a term that is arguably clunkier than "sustainability" -- biodiversity is slowly becoming a topic of interest within the sphere of sourcing and design.

Top Five Ways to Change the World in 2012

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

As we head into 2012, I invite you to think about what you can do to shake things up, make your voice heard, and make 2012 another banner year for people power.

Dismantling Corporate Power: A Call to Action on the Anniversary of Citizens United

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 02.13.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

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?

Rev Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir at Occupy Wall Street

Reverend Billy | Posted 12.20.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Al Jazeera came along for our "Exorcism of the Bank of America" last week. We wanted to preach some big bank specifics.

Bonnie Christian

New Policy Baking For Girl Scout Cookies

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Christian | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

What started as a research project to earn a Girl Scout Bronze Award has become a five-year-long campaign by two Michigan Girl Scouts. Rhiannon To...

Exclusive: Terry Tempest Williams On Sacred Rage, Abundance, and the Upcoming White House Tar Sands Pipeline Action

Jerry Cope | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

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.

An Earth Day Letter to Michelle Obama: Save the Sumatran Tigers

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

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.