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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:


An oil train
23 Jul 2014
Today after months of study and, unfortunately, time spent listening to the oil industry, President Obama proposed weak new standards for oil trains. How weak? Well, they give the oil industry a license to continue threatening the safety of millions of Americans with hazardous, flammable oil trains. I’d hoped that when these proposed regulations were announced they would be a step in the right direction — getting dangerous exploding tank cars off the tracks, rerouting trains around population centers, and giving communities the ability to say to no.
Sleeping Spirit Bear
07 Feb 2013
Seven years ago today ForestEthics helped negotiate a set of landmark conservation and human wellbeing Agreements that were announced to the world for British Columbia’s iconic Great Bear Rainforest. The region is world-renowned for its ecological richness, including the white Spirit bear, and for the traditions of the indigenous cultures.
Sacred Headwaters with Rainbow. Copyright Brian Huntington
12 Sep 2012
Last night my coworker Jason and I camped in BC’s Sacred Headwaters. We were awoken in the middle of the night by gentle drops of rain. In the morning, we packed up our soggy gear and headed up the road to Telegraph Creek, another Tahltan First Nation community in the Stikine watershed.
Sacred Headwaters with Rainbow. Copyright Brian Huntington
04 Sep 2012
One morning during our Sacred Headwaters trip, minutes after emerging from our tents, the swarms of black flies, mosquitoes, and no-see-ums had found fresh southern blood. Even though I had warned my coworker Jason of the bugs, nothing prepares visitors for the onslaught if they haven’t experienced it before. “So this is northern Canada, huh?” Jason asked.