Rainforest Action Network (RAN)

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is headquarted in San Francisco, California with offices staff in Tokyo, Japan, and Edmonton, Canada, plus thousands of volunteer scientists, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens around the world. We believe that a sustainable world can be created in our lifetime, and that aggressive action must be taken immediately to leave a safe and secure world for our children.  

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
New Rainforest Safe Book List Tells Parents How to Go Green for Summer Reading
Just in time for summer reading, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has released a list of 25 children's books that are "rainforest-safe." All books are printed on post-consumer recycled, FSC certified or recycled paper, allowing parents the assurance of knowing that their childrens' books are not contributing to the loss of endangered rainforests.
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Monday, May 24, 2010
New Report Finds Top Children’s Book Publishers Using Paper Linked to Rainforest Destruction
America’s children’s books are contributing to the destruction of endangered rainforests in Indonesia, according to a new report released today by Rainforest Action Network (RAN).
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Thursday, May 06, 2010
Rainforest Action Network Stands By Evidence That Cargill Is Destroying Rainforests
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) released the following statement today in response to Cargill's denial of the evidence presented in our May 4, 2010 report, Cargill's Problem with Palm Oil: A Burning Threat in Borneo. "No one wishes more than we do that Cargill wasn't destroying rainforests. Pictures and maps don't lie, however.
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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Activists Occupy Cargill HQ
Six activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) have taken over the executive offices of the nation's largest private agribusiness company. Playing a loud recording of chainsaws cutting down rainforests and holding signs reading "This is the sound of your supply chain," and "Mr. Page: Rainforest Destruction Stops with You," the activists have locked themselves to the staircase of the Lake Office, blocking the entrance to the company's executive offices.
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Thursday, April 01, 2010
Rainforest Action Network Statement on EPA’s New Guidance for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today A major new guidance document that provides the coal industry and coal-state regulators with "clarity" regarding the permitting of mountaintop removal coal mining . This comes just days after the EPA blocked the Clean Water Act permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, the largest mountaintop removal permit in West Virginia history. Following is a statement by Amanda Starbuck of the Rainforest Action Network.
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Friday, March 26, 2010
Rainforest Action Network Statement on EPA’s Veto of Spruce Mine Permit
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it intends to block the Clean Water Act permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, the largest mountaintop removal permit in West Virginia history. Following is a statement by Amanda Starbuck, Rainforest Action Network’s Global Finance Campaign Director.
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Activists Risk Arrest with Elaborate Protest at EPA HQ; Demand Immediate Action to Stop Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
In an attempt to further pressure EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to enforce the Clean Water Act and halt mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR), activists early this morning erected two 20-foot-tall, purple tripod structures in front of the agency's headquarters.
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Wednesday, March 03, 2010
More than 150 People Call on RBC to End Tar Sands Financing at Shareholder Meeting
More than 150 people gathered outside the RBC Annual General Shareholder Meeting today to protest the bank’s leading role in funding the contentious Alberta tar sands. People concerned with the impact of tar sands projects on First Nations, water quality and the climate came from every corner of Canada to ensure that the bank heard the message: ‘stop bankrolling the tar sands.’
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Monday, March 01, 2010
More Than 40 Rallied at EPA Today; Asking Agency to End Mountaintop Removal
As part of a growing movement against the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining, dozens staged a rally today at Philadelphia's EPA Region 3 building. Those in attendance were asking the EPA to take immediate action to veto new Mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining permits, which Region 3 is largely responsible for. The participants successfully met with EPA representative, Jeffrey Lapp, and delivered a letter to Shawn Garvin, the EPA's regional administrator.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
General Mills Linked to Rainforest Destruction
Local food giant General Mills (GIS) came under fire today for its use of unsustainable palm oil, a food commodity strongly linked to rainforest destruction in Southeast Asia, as 42 activists with Rainforest Action Network, Walker Church and other concerned community organizations unfurled a 30 x 70 ft. banner reading “Warning: General Mills Destroys Rainforests” outside of the company’s Minneapolis headquarters building.
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