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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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STAND
28 Jul 2016
Saying you want to lose 25 pounds is one thing. But doing it is entirely different. As environmentalists, we have been saying—even shouting—to governments and industries all over the world that climate change is a crisis and that we need to cut carbon emissions now. Finally, they are starting to hear us: Jurisdictions all over the world are committing to seriously tackle the problem of climate change. But saying you will do something and actually doing it—are two entirely different things.
We Love Coffee
28 Jul 2016
Few people know that Starbucks uses over 4 billion paper coffee cups per year and that those cups, made by clearcutting forests, are mostly not recycled. But the word is getting out and pressure is ramping up for the coffee giant to walk its talk on sustainability. Today’s announcement indicates that Starbucks may finally be starting to change its ways.
DC Deliver Letter
13 Jul 2016
Community members gathered at events ranging from vigils to rallies to flotillas in order to commemorate those killed in the Lac-Megantic oil train disaster in 2013 and to fight against oil trains in their own communities.  Here are some highlights: #StopOilTrains Letter Delivery to President Obama: NO OIL TRAINS, Washington, DC
Orcas
08 Jul 2016
The Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal threatens to decimate the entire population of Southern Resident Orcas. These are a coastal British Columbia species that can be seen every spring swimming up the coast following the salmon migration, a highly important species for Coast Salish First Nations and an iconic symbol of British Columbia itself. And with one approval – the entire population could be gone.
Starbucks Cuts Forests for Cups - FB Share
07 Jul 2016
Starbucks will serve 4+ billion disposable paper cups this year —8,000 cups a minute. That's four times the weight of the Brooklyn Bridge. In 2008 Starbucks promised that by 2015 it would use only 100% recycled and recyclable cups, and serve 25% of its drinks in reusable mugs. But, today, forests around the world are still destroyed to make Starbucks cups. 

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