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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:


Big Timber
08 Aug 2016
School is back in session across the country – and right now in some classroom somewhere in the US children are being educated not on math, science or history, but briefly, and importantly, on bullying. There has been, at long last, a revolution in our schools around teaching kids how to deal with bullies, what kids should do if they see it happening, steps for teachers to take to stop it from occurring again. It is a gross practice, a thing done out of fear, anger and insecurity, and it is heartening to see progress on this issue in our schools.
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
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.