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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 Cups Hang
27 Nov 2017
[Seattle, WA] Protesters hung 8,181 disposable paper cups outside of Starbucks headquarters today to demand that the coffee giant serve recyclable cups. According to a report released today by, Starbucks serves 4.3 billion disposable paper cups a year that are only recyclable in a handful of cities. The 8,000 cups represents only one minute of the cups Starbucks serves every year.
03 Nov 2017
Today, Starbucks released its annual Holiday Cup, with a message encouraging its customers to “Give Good” to others this holiday season.   But here at, we’re not buying their marketing hype.  How can the coffee giant possibly follow through on its own dazzling Holiday Cup PR sideshow, when the company itself sends more than 4 billion cups to the landfill every year? That’s a lot of waste — and a lot of forests being destroyed for single-use cups.
Fighting Back Webinar
02 Nov 2017
Todd Paglia, Executive Director of, was giving thanks to the people and organizations who have supported during the lawsuit brought against us and Greenpeace USA by Resolute Forest Products. Todd noted, “And we will be there for you if this comes around into your work.” 
“When this comes around,” interjected Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. 

Free Speech Is Not A Crime
20 Oct 2017
By Todd Paglia, Executive Director,
12 Oct 2017
“As Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson took the stage (on Tuesday, October 10) to kick off the 2017 GeekWire Summit, a giant structure with bloodshot eyes, made of more than 500 used Starbucks coffee cups loomed over the Seattle Sheraton, and his name is Grounds.” And so begins the GeekWire story on’s Better Cup campaign calling on Starbucks to live up to its 2008 promise to make a 100% recycled paper cup.