About RAN


Who we are

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is headquartered in San Francisco, California with office staff in Tokyo, Japan, 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.

Dubbed “some of the most savvy environmental agitators in the business” by the Wall Street Journal, RAN uses hard-hitting markets campaigns to align the policies of multinational corporations with widespread public support for environmental protection. We believe that logging ancient forests for copy paper or destroying an endangered ecosystem for a week’s worth of oil is not just destructive, but outdated and unnecessary.

VISION

Rainforest Action Network envisions a world where each generation sustains increasingly healthy forests, where the rights of all communities are respected, and where corporate profits never come at the expense of people or the planet.


MARKET ACTIVISM

Our corporate campaigns seek to push companies to balance profits with principles, to show that it is possible to do well by doing good. We publicly applaud and support political and corporate leaders who show strong leadership and innovation in advancing sustainability. Sadly, many companies require more motivation. Our campaigns leverage public opinion and consumer pressure to turn the public stigma of environmental destruction into a business nightmare for any American company that refuses to adopt responsible environmental policies. But much more needs to be done. For our society to truly break its oil and coal addictions, protect endangered forests, and promote human rights and sustainable finance, everyone must get involved. Please join us.

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Lindsey Allen is a world-class campaigner with more than a decade of experience and an unmatched track record pressuring and inspiring some of the world’s largest corporations to protect rainforests. Allen has spent her career preventing commodity expansion into globally critical forest areas, and has played a central role in achieving some of the most significant corporate policy commitments to protect forests over the past decade.

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Cargill must adopt comprehensive safeguards to prevent palm oil connected to slave and child labor.

Publications

Five Ways to Change the World in 2012 | Levi's Unzips New Policy to Protect Rainforests | The High Stakes of the Palm Oil Crisis | Appeals Court in Ecuador Upholds Chevron Guilty Verdict | Tar Sands Pipeline Faces Imminent Demise | RAN Launches National Campaign Targeting Bank of America
A Year For Transformative Change

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Featured Supporter

Since 1994, Wendell has donated over $6,000 to RAN—but Wendell’s support hasn’t stopped there. In a major milestone in the campaign to “Wake Up Weyerhaeuser,” Wendell helped convince fast-food chain In-N-Out Burger to cancel its contract with Weyerhaeuser