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From calling on Levi's and Carnival Corporation to stop using fossil fuels to power their factories and ships, to pushing Starbucks and Charmin to incorporate recycled paper into their coffee cups and toilet paper, to fighting the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure while championing a clean energy future across California, Washington, and British Columbia — we're always up to something. Read our latest blogs and opinion pieces here:


02 Feb 2018
The Arctic is one of the world’s most pristine and delicate environments, and one of the most imperiled by climate change. To make matters worse, profiteering by the shipping industry is spreading a dark shadow over this amazing landscape. As the Arctic sea ice melts, shipping companies eager for shorter routes and larger profits are increasingly using Arctic routes and burning one of the world’s dirtiest fuels, heavy fuel oil (HFO) to power their ships.  HFO is highly viscous (very thick – think tar or blackstrap molasses). On land it is classified as hazardous waste.
Trashed: Secret of the Starbucks Cup Report
22 Jan 2018
Four billion cups a year end up in landfills, despite Starbucks' promise of a 100 percent recyclable cup.
Starbucks trash
11 Jan 2018
The U.K.'s latte levy could have a huge impact on its waste stream, but the focus on improving recycling infrastructure leaves coffee giants like Starbucks off the hook. 
10 Jan 2018
This week is the final phase of the criminal trial against the dispatcher and engineer of the oil train that derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, in 2013 which killed 47 people. Regardless of the jury’s decision, putting rail workers on trial in this deadly disaster is itself criminal. What should be on trial is the profits-first, safety-later corporate approach to oil trains permitted by the U.S. and Canadian governments.
06 Dec 2017
Don't miss this behind-the-scenes peek at's work in our 2017 Town Hall