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We like to keep busy here at Stand.earth.

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:

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Coal plants
07 Jul 2021
The momentum to protect the last old growth in B.C. just keeps building. Over 770,000 people have now seen the short video we produced featuring Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Hereditary Chief Victor Peter, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, David Suzuki, and many other Indigenous leaders, scientists, and celebrities calling for urgent action from the B.C. government. Even Leonardo DiCaprio shared it.
Content warning: this blog contains details about residential schools and colonial violence. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society crisis line is available 24/7 at 1-800-721-0066 Stand.earth is not celebrating ‘Canada Day’, and this is why.
B.C. subsidies for fossil fuels
16 Jun 2021
Last year we released a shocking report revealing that after oil-centric Alberta, British Columbia gives more handouts to fossil fuel companies than any other province. Yesterday we released a 2021 update to that report – and, spoiler alert – things have gotten worse. This past year the B.C. New Democratic Party gave out a whopping $1.3 billion taxpayer dollars in fossil fuel subsidies.
Public money shouldn't fund global destruction
08 Jun 2021
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the future of big oil and gas companies with Exxon, Shell, and Chevron all in the news. But who owns these companies? Public pension funds are the world’s largest asset owners and among the biggest investors in fossil fuels. That means hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are being used to finance climate destruction. All across North America, campaigns pushing for divestment of pension funds are ramping up and achieving huge victories: 
Forest around Prince George
02 Jun 2021
Premier Horgan’s recent forestry announcement disappointed people across the province who were expecting the B.C. NDP to finally show some leadership on old growth protection. There was no mention of timely deferrals or reprieve for Indigenous land defenders and their allies at Fairy Creek. A coordinated day of action is needed to increase the pressure on **all MLAs** because we have inside intel that this strategy is working.

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