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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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Starbucks-Cup-Wall
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 Stand.earth 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.
Levis-coal-graphic
26 Apr 2018
Does Levi Strauss & Co. have blood on its hands? That’s the question behind Stand.earth’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: http://fashion.stand.earth/. Among the report’s findings:
22 Feb 2018
We all love our fashion. Whether its cute finds from the thrift store or name brand newness, our clothes often define us as individuals and help us to show our personalities to the world.  This intimate part of our lifestyles has created a booming global economy with a HUGE carbon footprint. Responsible for 3.5-5% of the world’s global carbon emissions, the fashion industry produces more carbon per year than Russia.
02 Feb 2018
The Arctic is one of the world’s most pristine and delicate environments, and one of the most imperiled by climate change. To make matters worse, profiteering by the shipping industry is spreading a dark shadow over this amazing landscape. As the Arctic sea ice melts, shipping companies eager for shorter routes and larger profits are increasingly using Arctic routes and burning one of the world’s dirtiest fuels, heavy fuel oil (HFO) to power their ships.  HFO is highly viscous (very thick – think tar or blackstrap molasses). On land it is classified as hazardous waste.
Trashed: Secret of the Starbucks Cup Report
22 Jan 2018
Update: The day before its 2018 annual shareholder meeting, Starbucks announced a new commitment to create a recyclable cup by 2021. Learn more

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