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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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06 Dec 2017
On December 1st, Stand.earth leadership took us on a journey of reflection, exploration, and strategic insight during our annual Online Town Hall. Todd Paglia, Executive Director, and Karen Mahon, Campaigns Director explored the year’s unique challenges and reviewed the key organizational victories and campaign highlights of the year. They also looked at what it all means for 2018—what we’ve learned and where we’re headed. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes peek at Stand.earth from the perspective of its leadership team.
Starbucks Cup Wall
01 Dec 2017
This week, Stand.earth wrapped up a 5-day protest at Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle as part of our #BetterCup campaign that saw visits from the beloved Cup Monster, an art installation of our Cup Wall, climate caroling with youth ambassadors with Plant for the Planet, and lots of engaging conversations with Starbucks executives and staff. Read more about our #BetterCup protest at Starbucks Headquarters.
29 Nov 2017
Dear Starbucks Partners, Thank you so much for engaging with us this week at the Starbucks Headquarters. Our interactions with you have confirmed what a smart, friendly, and committed group of people you are. We visited for a simple reason — to encourage Starbucks to live up to the commitment it made in 2008 to make a fully recyclable cup by 2015. 
Starbucks Cups Hang
27 Nov 2017
[Seattle, WA] Protesters hung 8,181 disposable paper cups outside of Starbucks headquarters today to demand that the coffee giant serve recyclable cups. According to a report released today by Stand.earth, Starbucks serves 4.3 billion disposable paper cups a year that are only recyclable in a handful of cities. The 8,000 cups represents only one minute of the cups Starbucks serves every year.
03 Nov 2017
Today, Starbucks released its annual Holiday Cup, with a message encouraging its customers to “Give Good” to others this holiday season.   But here at Stand.earth, we’re not buying their marketing hype.  How can the coffee giant possibly follow through on its own dazzling Holiday Cup PR sideshow, when the company itself sends more than 4 billion cups to the landfill every year? That’s a lot of waste — and a lot of forests being destroyed for single-use cups.

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