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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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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
Starbucks trash
11 Jan 2018
From the New York Times to Inc., Bloomberg, and the BBC, the story is out: Starbucks cups are a problem, and governments are being forced to act. 
10 Jan 2018
This week is the final phase of the criminal trial against the dispatcher and engineer of the oil train that derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, in 2013 which leveled much of the downtown area, killing 47 people. A jury will soon determine their culpability for that deadly accident.  Regardless of the jury’s decision, putting rail workers on trial in this deadly disaster is itself criminal. The workers aren’t to blame. What should be on trial is the profits-first, safety-later corporate approach to oil trains permitted by the U.S. and Canadian governments.

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