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Naming Names: Forest Destroyers for Clothing

Posted by 10/16/14

A few weeks ago, RAN announced its newest campaign, Out of Fashion, a campaign for forest-friendly fabric. Currently, some of the biggest names in fashion are responsible for the pulping of pristine forests for clothing. The destruction of these forests creates a ripple effect: human rights abuses, land grabbing, habitat and biodiversity loss, climate disruption and toxics pollution. Dissolving pulp, which is spun into thread and woven into fabric, appears on clothing racks as rayon, viscose, Tencel, lyocell, and modal.  RAN is working to expose this destructive practice, and transform the supply chains of some of the most popular brands and we need your help. Are you in for a little guerrilla activism? Sign up here for your (free) stickering kit and take action to eliminate forest destruction in our clothing.  We know that it’s possible for companies to change and avoid this...   Read more

Represent RAN at a Beats Antique Show Near You!

Posted by 10/14/14

Rainforest Action Network is partnering with Beats Antique on its Fall Tour, "Creature Carnival," to raise awareness about the importance of protecting tropical rainforests and its many inhabitants. If you aren't familiar with the music of Beats Antique and/or haven't seen one of their spectacular live performances then you are in for a treat! The band mixes world fusion and electronic music; beyond the incredible music their live shows feature performance art and heavy percussives with Tribal Fusion dance.Given the theme "Creature Carnival," the band sought out an organization doing effective work on behalf of wildlife to feature in all the shows. This tour includes 21 live performances from Los Angeles, CA to St. Paul, MN to Washington, DC between October 15-November 8.We are looking for passionate volunteers to work our RAN table at Beats Antique shows in cities across the country. You will get into the show for free...   Read more

REVEL Contest Ends on Tuesday!!!

Posted by 10/04/14

This is it! Tuesday is the last day to submit your name to win 2 party tickets to REVEL!! That's a $300 value! REVEL is the best party of the year to celebrate the year’s accomplishments at Rainforest Action Network.  Each year, REVEL hosts environmentalists and game-changers: those committed individuals who are not afraid to challenge the status quo in order to change the world for the better. You can expect gourmet vegan food, premium tequila flights, and dancing to live music by Monophonics. Bring a t-shirt for a custom silk screening. And you can walk away with some incredible items from the “Right to Remain Silent Auction.” All proceeds help RAN plan and execute vital, strategic, and effective campaigns that challenge some of the world’s biggest corporations that profits above people and the planet. So don't delay. Enter your name to win, now! Read more

REVEL = FOMO

Posted by 09/30/14

For those of you who don’t know what REVEL is, it is a night of revelry to celebrate the year’s accomplishments at Rainforest Action Network. It is...   Read more

Challenging Corporate Power at the Biggest Climate March in History

Posted by 09/25/14

This post is by the RAN staff who were in New York as part of the People's Climate March: Lindsey Allen, Ginger Cassady, Susana Cervantes, Adrienne Fitch-Frankel, Chelsea Matthews, Scott Parkin, Claire Sandberg, Amanda Starbuck, Laurel Sutherlin, Emm Talarico, Christy Tennery-Spalding and Todd Zimmer.  Wow, these past few days have been an exhausting and exhilarating whirlwind of activity and activism here in New York City. As world leaders gathered yesterday for the UN Climate Summit, much of RAN’s staff and network was recovering from back to back, power-packed days of nonstop organizing, training, marching, meeting, movement building and risking arrest to challenge corporate power at the heart of the global financial system. You’ve likely heard the superlatives. Sunday’s People’s Climate March was the largest demonstration for climate action in history, with more than 400,000 people — from all walks of life and all over the country and across the world — joining together in...  Read more

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