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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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Image of Oil Rig with sunset in the background
21 May 2020
In light of the very real impacts COVID-19 is having on individuals, small businesses, and entire communities, it’s clear that the federal government has a responsibility to do everything they can to help folks. There are lots of good ideas being floated for ways to spend tax dollars to provide relief and mitigate this crisis: providing free COVID-19 testing; offering paid emergency leave, food security assistance, and unemployment benefits; buying more equipment that frontline health workers need to stay safe; and more.
Protecting the world's last few temperate rainforest from deforestation
23 Apr 2020
Like many people, wood pellets are not a topic I expected to cover when talking about forests and the climate. I’ve always associated these small pellets with stoves for home heating or, in the case of my first volunteer position at a local animal shelter, with kitty litter. As it turns out, wood pellets are part of a broader industry push to use forests for fuel. The results are devastating for forests and biodiversity, as well as our ability to avoid climate catastrophe.
Boreal clearcut in Ontario - redit River Jordan for NRDC
23 Apr 2020
When you think about renewable energy, you (like me) probably think about some familiar images: wind turbines, solar panels, even geothermal plants. What you probably aren’t thinking of is burning things to make power. Because after all, since when is burning s#!% a climate solution? Isn’t the idea to move on from burning things like coal and oil, to less polluting energy production?
It feels especially hard to celebrate Earth Day this year, so let’s journey together through time to imagine a better future for ourselves and the planet.

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