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Google Cars?

Posted by Rainforest Action Network 06/20/07

On Monday of this week, Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, announced the launch of their 10 million dollar plug-in hybrid electric vehicle initiative (RechargeIT), and unveiled the largest solar charging station in the country. Google's support of plug-in hybrid technology gives a healthy boost to the movement to demonstrate that plug-in cars are viable, marketable alternatives to the gas-guzzling cars and trucks currently clogging our roads. But this announcement certainly begs the question: Where have all the automakers gone? Just to be ironic, let's do a Google Search for plug-in hybrids. What you will find is a page full of advocacy groups talking about the benefits of ultra-efficient plug-in transportation and only ONE mention of a car company that's actually considering building them. Oh sure, there have been a handful of prototypes, but not a single operational plug-in hybrid in mass-production. Automakers have refused to add a...   Read more

Pardee Homes: Is this the way you want to live?

Posted by Rainforest Action Network 06/19/07

On Saturday June 9th RAN activists headed to Sacramento to protest Pardee Homes' newest developments at Poppylane and Cottonwood. The action was great - we spent most of the morning and afternoon talking to Pardee employees, potential home buyers and passers by about the environmental destruction and human rights abuses caused by Pardee's parent company, Weyerhaeuser. This summary comes from the Old Growth campaign's new intern, Kevin: San Francisco RAN activists traveled to Sacramento last Saturday to protest Weyerhaeuser's clear-cut logging practices in the Grassy Narrows community. The logging giant's wholly owned subsidiary Pardee Homes bore the brunt of bad publicity as its newest housing development was linked to human rights violations and environmental destruction. Interest by prospective new home buyers ran high as protesters alerted them to the stolen wood that Pardee homes are built with. Pardee employees attempted to...   Read more

Pardee Homes: Is this the way you want to live?

Posted by Rainforest Action Network 06/19/07

On Saturday June 9th RAN activists headed to Sacramento to protest Pardee Homes' newest developments at Poppylane and Cottonwood. The action was great - we spent most of the morning and afternoon talking to Pardee employees, potential home buyers and passers by about the environmental destruction and human rights abuses caused by Pardee's parent company, Weyerhaeuser. This summary comes from the Old Growth campaign's new intern, Kevin: San Francisco RAN activists traveled to Sacramento last Saturday to protest Weyerhaeuser's clear-cut logging practices in the Grassy Narrows community. The logging giant's wholly owned subsidiary Pardee Homes bore the brunt of bad publicity as its newest housing development was linked to human rights violations and environmental destruction. Interest by prospective new home buyers ran high as protesters alerted them to the stolen wood that Pardee homes are built with. Pardee employees attempted to...   Read more

Make Labor Day Everyday In Oakland

Posted by 05/22/07

Saturday turned out to be Labor Day in Oakland and I joined a group of friends that joined pickets that led to the ILWU shutting down the Port of Oakland...   Read more

And DC...

Posted by 02/21/07

RAN supporters and a large group of Energy Actionites descended into our nation's capital outside a Merrill Lynch corporate office today. It seems a bit more chilly in DC but RAN folks braved the cold for a good hour of petitioning, flyering and chattin' it up with passersby. Nice job folks! You can see more pics here. Thanks to Meg for the shots! Supposedly this is clean coal? How does one clean coal, exactly? It sounds about as possible as cleaning dirt.  Read more

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