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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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Oil spill
10 May 2021
Last month, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) released a shocking new global report on ship pollution cheat devices, or scrubbers, and let me tell you, it’s enlightening (and a bit terrifying if I’m being honest). 85% of scrubbers – the mechanism that “cleans” sulfur out of ship exhaust plumes so operators can keep burning one of the dirtiest fossil fuels on earth – are open-loop systems. Meaning, they continuously dump toxic, acidic wastewater straight into the ocean.
Line 3 protest
06 May 2021
In recent months, Indigenous Water Protectors and their supporters have been putting their bodies on the line to stop the construction of the Line 3 tar sands pipeline on Anishinaabe land in Northern Minnesota. They’ve locked themselves inside sections of pipe, blockaded excavators and shut down construction with pianos. More than 250 people were arrested. And they’re not stopping.
Light project in Cincinnati
05 May 2021
The growing controversy around consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G)’s failure to distance itself from irresponsible suppliers who violate human rights and degrade healthy, intact forests is heating up.
Did you know that Canadian laws allow boats and ships to dump untreated sewage directly into the ocean just three nautical miles (5.6 km) offshore?  As vessels set sail for the spring season, it’s time Canadian lawmakers stopped allowing boaters to use the ocean as their toilet. 
Charmin blood logo
03 May 2021
In the span of just one year, two of Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) top pulp suppliers sourced close to five million cubic meters of wood from sensitive forests. That’s the equivalent of 2,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of forest being cut down.¹ Imagine destroying a whole biome just to produce “Ultra Soft” Charmin! Cleaning up bums, and wiping out the forest.

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