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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:


Arctic Cruise
25 Jul 2018
The global shipping industry has cruised under the radar for decades. Ships come and go, delivering the products of everyday life. The cruise ship sector of this global shipping industry is growing, though not as much as the industry would like. Meanwhile, the number of ocean-going ships increased fourfold between 1992 and 2012 — getting simultaneously noisier, bigger, and difficult to slow down.   

Using Geo Technologies to Drive Social Change - Todd-Paglia
13 Jun 2018
Our friends at Google recently invited Stand’s Executive Director, Todd Paglia, to speak as part of their Talks at Google series, an international speaker series that brings great minds across disciplines to Google headquarters for talks centering on their work. Speakers range from authors, innovators, scientists, actors, actresses, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and speakers of all kinds.
06 Jun 2018
In March 2018, Starbucks committed to bring a recyclable and compostable paper cup to market within three years. A week later, announced the next phase of its #BetterCup campaign, challenging several coffee giants — McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Costa, Tim Hortons, Peet’s, and Caribou — to “meet or beat” Starbucks.
16 May 2018
The movement to stop climate change comes in many shapes and forms, including our work to stop deforestation — preventing trees from being cut down just so they can be turned into single-use items like coffee cups that are used once and thrown away.  That’s why in 2016 launched the #BetterCup campaign calling on Starbucks to make a coffee cup that can be more easily recycled. And on March 20, 2018, after a two-year campaign and pressure from thousands of customers, Starbucks finally promised to deliver a recyclable and compostable paper cup by 2021.
26 Apr 2018
Does Levi Strauss & Co. have blood on its hands? That’s the question behind’s new report released this week. “Too Deadly To Wear: Levi’s Pollution, the Booming Fashion Industry, and its Role in Deaths from Air Pollution and Climate Change” uncovers the fashion industry’s — and specifically Levi’s —  outsized role in the deadly impacts of climate change and air pollution across the globe. Read the report here: Among the report’s findings: