Stop Fashion from grinding up forests to make clothes.

Stand with RAN as we demand the fashion industry address the growing global threat to forests, animals and Indigenous communities of dissolving pulp.  Rainforests are destroyed to create a huge array of products, including rayon, viscose, and other textiles. These products are complicit in the resulting deforestation and human rights abuses.  

Fashion companies must take action to eliminate deforestation, human rights abuses, and species loss from their supply chains. RAN is taking on some of the biggest brands and asking them to get rainforest destruction, land grabbing and climate change Out of Fashion. With your help we know we can make a tremendous impact for the forests.

Take action now, and tell fashion companies the you want forest-friendly fabric.


Add your voice!

I stand with RAN! To earn my business, companies must eliminate rainforest destruction and human rights abuses from their supply chain.

Dissolving pulp or any other commodity that destroys the planet doesn't have a place in my home.

Companies must implement a forest products policy that eliminates deforestation and ends the rainforest destruction for rayon and other synthetic fabrics NOW!

 

PepsiCo: Time to Take the Conflict Palm Oil Challenge

It’s been one year since we launched the campaign to cut Conflict Palm Oil from America’s snack foods. The good news is that with your help we are achieving real changes from many major companies, proving that not only is it possible for companies to change, but that people-powered pressure works to bring this change about.

The damage caused by Conflict Palm Oil is tremendous. Deforestation to make way for palm oil plantations threatens unique and priceless areas like the Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia. It threatens species like the Sumatran rhino, orangutans, and sun bears. The impact on communities who are forced off their land or pushed into forced and child labor is simply unacceptable.

Despite the last year’s progress, there are still some critical companies that are refusing to take action to address their Conflict Palm Oil problem. One of the worst offenders in the Conflict Palm Oil world - who is also one of biggest makers of popular kid’s snacks - won’t even acknowledge the destruction it's causing.

PepsiCo is a major Conflict Palm Oil laggard, dragging its feet, refusing to admit it even has a problem. With a whopping 457,200 metric tons of palm oil used annually in snacks like Cheetos and Lay's potato chips, PepsiCo has a huge impact on the planet, the forests, and the people and animals which call them home. 

Send your message here: Tell PepsiCo you won't have deforestation, extinction, or slavery in your home. 

No Conflict Palm Oil

Expansion of palm oil plantations into Indonesia’s and Malaysia's rainforests is causing massive climate disruption and pushing wild orangutans to the brink of extinction. We have reached The Last Stand of the Orangutan—but it's not too late.

Take action now to call on the Snack Food 20—companies that control some of the best-known snack food brands in the world—to remove Conflict Palm Oil tied to rainforest destruction and orangutan extinction from their products. These companies rely on our trust as consumers. If enough of us speak up, the Snack Food 20 will have to change the way they do business.

Only 60,600 orangutans remain in the wilds of Sumatra and Borneo. That's why we’re organizing 60,600 humans to stand up for them by calling on PepsiCo and the other Snack Food 20 companies to cut Conflict Palm Oil, not rainforests. Will you stand for the orangutans and the climate today?

EPA: Strengthen the Carbon Rule

Pollution from coal fired power plants kills communities and cooks our climate.

That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a long overdue new carbon pollution standards for power plants this week. That's a welcome step, but we need more.

We already limit arsenic, mercury, soot and other air pollution from power plants—but, until now, not carbon pollution. Power plants are the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. Setting the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution is an essential step to address global warming and here at RAN we absolutely support a national carbon pollution standard.

The proposed rule is not yet enough to slow global warming and not yet enough to inspire the world to make the necessary deep cuts in climate pollution. That is why we will be working hard next year to include much deeper cuts in the final rule.

The EPA is now accepting public comments on its proposed rule.

We know that the coal industry and the politicians they fund will work to undermine this rule and doom communities to years of future pollution.

Please urge the EPA to ignore the naysaying polluters and do even more to address global warming and set limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

Here's what we are up to

Introducing: Out of Fashion

Posted by 09/04/14

As the lavish display of Fall Fashion Week gets under way today in New York City, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is announcing Out of Fashion: a campaign for forest friendly fabric. “Out of Fashion” is our latest major effort to preserve the world’s endangered forests and we need your help to win. Add your voice here. With this campaign, RAN is bringing attention to a growing global threat to forests, animals and Indigenous communities -- a threat that has been hiding in plain sight for years: dissolving pulp.  Dissolving pulp is a little-discussed yet highly influential commodity in today’s marketplace. And the increased demand for this product is accelerating deforestation and exacerbating human rights abuses across the globe.   Big name fashion brands are complicit in the pulping of pristine forests -- seizing Indigenous land, driving species loss, and threatening the climate -- all to manufacture a product that makes...  

Read more

Satire Wins

Posted by 08/25/14

We launched a campaign to turn up the heat on Pepsico and its use of Conflict Palm Oil. The goal has been to takeover its darkly ironic #LiveForNow advertising campaign that encourages consumption while ignoring human rights abuses, land grabs, and deforestation. Supporters like you have been doing just that by tweeting pictures from events and anywhere they spot the logo of Pepsico’s flagship brand Pepsi, calling out the truth. Taking the heat to the next level, we launched a site highlighting the awesome pictures coming in, making it even easier to take action! Our “#LiveForNow Shouldn’t Mean Destroying Tomorrow” site is built for people like you to use to crank up the pressure on PepsiCo. Pictures coming in from people across the US and the globe will make it clear to PepsiCo that our movement is building and we...  

Read more

Be a Part of the Biggest Climate March in History

Posted by 08/21/14

On September 21, New York City will see the biggest climate march in history. Be a part of it! You know the deadly effects of climate change: more storms like Superstorm Sandy in New York, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More droughts like the one right now in California, and fires like the ones that have been engulfing the Western U.S. every summer. Farmland drying up and sea levels rising, which means hunger and displacement for many of the world’s poorest people. Now more than ever, we need to show decision-makers that climate change is a planetary emergency, and that we can't wait any longer for serious action to stop climate chaos. That's why next month, when President Obama and other world leaders gather for a crucial climate summit at the United Nations, the global climate movement will greet them with the largest climate...  

Read more

The Coal Industry is Getting Desperate

Posted by 08/01/14

The coal industry’s mouthpieces in Washington are getting desperate. This week, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) had this to say about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants: “You talk about terrorism — you can do it in a lot of different ways.”1 Here’s a good rule of thumb in political debate: when someone invokes terrorism out of the blue, you know they’ve lost the argument.   Because the environmental movement has it right — pollution from coal-fired power plants kills communities and cooks our climate. That’s why the EPA’s long-overdue carbon standards, announced last month, are so important. This new rule is a welcome step, but we need more. Tell the EPA to strengthen its limits on carbon pollution from power plants. We already limit...  

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Be a Part of the Biggest Climate March in History

Posted by 08/21/14

On September 21, New York City will see the biggest climate march in history. Be a part of it! You know the deadly effects of climate change: more storms like Superstorm Sandy in New York, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More droughts like the one right now in California, and fires like the ones that have been engulfing the Western U.S. every summer. Farmland drying up and sea levels rising, which means hunger and displacement for many of the world’s poorest people. Now more than ever, we need to show decision-makers that climate change is a planetary emergency, and that we can't wait any longer for serious action to stop climate chaos. That's why next month, when President Obama and other world leaders gather for a crucial climate summit at the United Nations, the global climate movement will greet them with the largest climate...  

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Cargill Releases New Commitment to Fix Its Conflict Palm Oil Problem; Rainforest Action Network Says Crucial Details Still Missing

Posted by 07/29/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday July 29 2014 ***High resolution images available Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.org Following years of campaigning by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and others, agribusiness giant pledges to take more responsibility for the impact of its palm oil business, but key elements needed to achieve truly responsible palm oil remain absent. San Francisco, CA – Responding to mounting pressure from large corporate customers, global consumers and environmental and social justice organizations, Cargill announced new environmental and social commitments today that signal a potentially significant shift in direction for its palm oil business and more widely for the industry overall. Cargill has stated its intention to eliminate palm oil in its supply chain associated with deforestation, degradation of carbon-rich peatlands or failure to protect Indigenous and other human and worker rights.   Cargill is the largest importer of palm oil into the United States. Palm oil...  

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Building Bridges: Connecting Animals & The Environment

Posted by 07/17/14

There has been an unusual disconnect between the environmental justice and animal rights communities that seems to have plagued our movements for some time.  That doesn’t mean animal rights activists haven’t been stopping bulldozers or that environmentalists aren’t putting themselves between the hunter and the hunted.  But when it comes down to general philosophies and organizations, they seem to part ways.  Whether it is differences in dietary choices or campaign focuses, the two camps seem to be split, with little resolve.  But Rainforest Action Network is hoping that will change.  This last weekend marked the 33rd Animal Rights National Conference coordinated by the Farm Animal Rights Movement.  It’s traditionally been an opportunity for animal rights activists and organizations to come together and share ideas, tactics, and campaign strategies, with an emphasis on being open to all points...  

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Calling Out Conflict Palm Oil Laggards One By One

Posted by Rainforest Action Network 05/13/14

PepsiCo is the largest globally distributed snack food company in the world. But the company has yet to take steps to address its Conflict Palm Oil problem and break the link between the products you buy and rainforest destruction. So hundreds of people in dozens of cities around the world will join next Tuesday’s Global Day of Action to Cut Conflict Palm Oil and demand change from PepsiCo. But other snack food companies are also refusing to deal with their Conflict Palm Oil problem and they are starting to get the individual attention they deserve.  This week hundreds of people used MoveOn.org’s community petition site to demand PepsiCo, ConAgra Foods, H.J. Heinz Company, Campbell Soup Company, and Kraft Foods protect rainforests by cutting Conflict Palm Oil. And they are taking...  

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You Did It! No U.S. Tax Dollars for Dirty Coal Plants Abroad!

Posted by 08/01/14

We did it! We’ve won the first round in a fight against using U.S. tax dollars to finance the dirtiest coal projects around the world, thanks to an outpouring of opposition from environmental activists, including RAN members. West Virginia Senator and “mouthpiece for the coal industry” Joe Manchin had sought to include a giveaway to Big Coal in legislation reauthorizing the federal Export-Import Bank. But Manchin backed down in the face of mounting pressure earlier this week, instead introducing a “clean” bill without the coal industry goodies. This is big step in the right direction. Pushing public banks to scale back funding for coal is critical to Rainforest Action Network’s long-term goal of preventing the entire financial sector from bankrolling climate chaos. Public sector financing is one of the few areas on climate where the...  

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Introducing: Out of Fashion

Posted by 09/04/14

As the lavish display of Fall Fashion Week gets under way today in New York City, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is announcing Out of Fashion: a campaign for forest friendly fabric. “Out of Fashion” is our latest major effort to preserve the world’s endangered forests and we need your help to win. Add your voice here. With this campaign, RAN is bringing attention to a growing global threat to forests, animals and Indigenous communities -- a threat that has been hiding in plain sight for years: dissolving pulp.  Dissolving pulp is a little-discussed yet highly influential commodity in today’s marketplace. And the increased demand for this product is accelerating deforestation and exacerbating human rights abuses across the globe.   Big name fashion brands are complicit in the pulping of pristine forests -- seizing Indigenous land, driving species loss, and threatening the climate -- all to manufacture a product that makes...  

Read more

Satire Wins

Posted by 08/25/14

We launched a campaign to turn up the heat on Pepsico and its use of Conflict Palm Oil. The goal has been to takeover its darkly ironic #LiveForNow advertising campaign that encourages consumption while ignoring human rights abuses, land grabs, and deforestation. Supporters like you have been doing just that by tweeting pictures from events and anywhere they spot the logo of Pepsico’s flagship brand Pepsi, calling out the truth. Taking the heat to the next level, we launched a site highlighting the awesome pictures coming in, making it even easier to take action! Our “#LiveForNow Shouldn’t Mean Destroying Tomorrow” site is built for people like you to use to crank up the pressure on PepsiCo. Pictures coming in from people across the US and the globe will make it clear to PepsiCo that our movement is building and we...  

Read more

Be a Part of the Biggest Climate March in History

Posted by 08/21/14

On September 21, New York City will see the biggest climate march in history. Be a part of it! You know the deadly effects of climate change: more storms like Superstorm Sandy in New York, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More droughts like the one right now in California, and fires like the ones that have been engulfing the Western U.S. every summer. Farmland drying up and sea levels rising, which means hunger and displacement for many of the world’s poorest people. Now more than ever, we need to show decision-makers that climate change is a planetary emergency, and that we can't wait any longer for serious action to stop climate chaos. That's why next month, when President Obama and other world leaders gather for a crucial climate summit at the United Nations, the global climate movement will greet them with the largest climate...  

Read more

The Coal Industry is Getting Desperate

Posted by 08/01/14

The coal industry’s mouthpieces in Washington are getting desperate. This week, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) had this to say about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants: “You talk about terrorism — you can do it in a lot of different ways.”1 Here’s a good rule of thumb in political debate: when someone invokes terrorism out of the blue, you know they’ve lost the argument.   Because the environmental movement has it right — pollution from coal-fired power plants kills communities and cooks our climate. That’s why the EPA’s long-overdue carbon standards, announced last month, are so important. This new rule is a welcome step, but we need more. Tell the EPA to strengthen its limits on carbon pollution from power plants. We already limit...  

Read more
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