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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:


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. 
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,