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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:


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.
06 Dec 2017
On December 1st, leadership took us on a journey of reflection, exploration, and strategic insight during our annual Online Town Hall. Todd Paglia, Executive Director, and Karen Mahon, Campaigns Director explored the year’s unique challenges and reviewed the key organizational victories and campaign highlights of the year. They also looked at what it all means for 2018—what we’ve learned and where we’re headed. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes peek at from the perspective of its leadership team.
Starbucks Cup Wall
01 Dec 2017
This week, wrapped up a 5-day protest at Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle as part of our #BetterCup campaign that saw visits from the beloved Cup Monster, an art installation of our Cup Wall, climate caroling with youth ambassadors with Plant for the Planet, and lots of engaging conversations with Starbucks executives and staff. Read more about our #BetterCup protest at Starbucks Headquarters.
29 Nov 2017
Dear Starbucks Partners, Thank you so much for engaging with us this week at the Starbucks Headquarters. Our interactions with you have confirmed what a smart, friendly, and committed group of people you are. We visited for a simple reason — to encourage Starbucks to live up to the commitment it made in 2008 to make a fully recyclable cup by 2015.