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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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07 Jul 2017
The SFI Forest Partners Program misleads consumers and corporate buyers about the logging industry’s irresponsible and destructive logging practices. In 2012, the Sustainable Forest Industry (SFI), which is governed and financed by the logging and paper industry, launched a marketing initiative that misleads consumers looking for responsibly-logged forest products. The SFI Forest Partners Program, announced in partnership with major publishers including Time, National Geographic Society, Macmillan, and Pearson, promised to improve forest management.
In her webcast this week on Radical Dharma: Using mindfulness to confront white supremacy and privilege, Rev. angel Kyodo williams noted that the U.S. is in a time of reckoning. The 2016 election shined a light on hatred and bigotry in the country, she explained. “We’re at a place in which we are trying to reckon with what this country has really been about and what it’s potential is for us to go forward in the future. But we simply can’t do that,” she continued, “if we don’t get down to the truth.” You can watch and hear the recording of her webcast here.
We had the honor of hosting four divestment/reinvestment activists in a webcast earlier this month, sharing lessons learned from their campaigns to move personal and public investments from destructive companies and industries and toward responsible ones. There were many takeaways, but two of the biggest are how transformational this movement is and how much we all need to step up and participate in it. You can watch the recording here:
02 Jun 2017
Big news. The small community of Whatcom County in Washington state just scored a huge victory in the fight against fossil fuel expansion in the face of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
29 May 2017
Vancouver, BC - Today’s announcement from the BC NDP and BC Green Party that they will work together to form government comes a particularly bad moment for Kinder Morgan. The company plans to float an initial public offering (IPO) later this week to fund their new pipeline. During today’s announcement, the NDP and Greens reconfirmed their commitment to using the province’s powers to fight the pipeline and the expansion of oil tanker traffic related to the project.

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