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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:


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12 Sep 2018
With all eyes on California and Gov. Jerry Brown during the Global Climate Summit on September 12-14 in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Extreme Oil campaign at took an opportunity to peer into our campaign history books and examine some of our movement's major wins against fossil fuel companies — and highlight the projects that are still being fought. Follow along as we tell our story (and yours!) on Twitter at @standearth.
12 Sep 2018
This September, leaders from the around the world descended upon San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, with a plan to take climate ambition to the next level. It was anticipated that major companies across various economic sectors – including the apparel industry – would make big climate announcements.
Arctic Cruise
25 Jul 2018
The global shipping industry has cruised under the radar for decades. Ships come and go, delivering the products of everyday life. The cruise ship sector of this global shipping industry is growing, though not as much as the industry would like. Meanwhile, the number of ocean-going ships increased fourfold between 1992 and 2012 — getting simultaneously noisier, bigger, and difficult to slow down.   

Using Geo Technologies to Drive Social Change - Todd-Paglia
13 Jun 2018
Our friends at Google recently invited Stand’s Executive Director, Todd Paglia, to speak as part of their Talks at Google series, an international speaker series that brings great minds across disciplines to Google headquarters for talks centering on their work. Speakers range from authors, innovators, scientists, actors, actresses, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and speakers of all kinds.
06 Jun 2018
In March 2018, Starbucks committed to bring a recyclable and compostable paper cup to market within three years. A week later, announced the next phase of its #BetterCup campaign, challenging several coffee giants — McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Costa, Tim Hortons, Peet’s, and Caribou — to “meet or beat” Starbucks.