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Bank of America Now Target of Fake Press Release

There is a Brian Moynihan imposter on the loose.

This morning a quite realistic-looking press release said the bank has launched a new campaign — “Your Bank of America.” Dressed in BofA’s famed “flagstaff” logos and color–it’s even the right fonts–the “release” says the bank is on a quest to find out how banking should happen and wants America’s help.

On a related website, yourbofa.com, a letter purporting to be from CEO Brian Moynihan kicks off with “Today, it’s time to acknowledge that our Bank isn’t working anymore.”

Wall Street Journal Blog
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Parody site puts Bank of America in your hands

What would Bank of America look like if it were owned by its customers?

YourBofA.com, a parody site launched this week, lets the crowd take a stab at answering that question. Mimicking the real Bank of America site's look, it takes scathing aim at the bank's missteps and invites visitors to share their ideas about what a taxpayer-owned Bank of America should do. Several thousand contributors have already sent in suggestions.

CNNMoney
Friday, April 20, 2012

Protesters Take Aim At Wells Fargo's Annual Shareholder Meeting

Becky Tarbotton, an executive director of the Rainforest Action Network, called Wells Fargo "one of the worst corporate offenders" when it comes to tax payments and other issues. "The Occupy movements has opened a real space to talk about inequality and corporate power in this country. We are channeling that energy into focused pressure" at annual meetings, she said during a conference call with reporters on Monday.

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Fox Business
Monday, April 23, 2012

Ninety-Nine Percent Power: Activists Ready To Crash Wells Fargo, General Electric Shareholder Meetings

Tomorrow, organizers are hitting Wells Fargo's shareholder meeting. Rebecca Tarbotton, executive director of the Rainforest Action Network, said they expect 2,000 demonstrators including 100 clergy. They plan on circling the building where the meeting is set to take place, "non-violent blockades," sit-ins inside the building, as well as placing activists inside the shareholder meeting.

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Huffington Post
Monday, April 23, 2012

Occupy movement turning to shareholder meetings

Looking to build on the Occupy Wall Street movement, activists say they're turning to corporate shareholder meetings this spring to vent their anger over economic disparity in the United States and to promote an assortment of other causes.

A group called 99% Power -- a reference to those not among the top 1 percent of earners -- says it plans actions at 36 shareholder meetings, with the first big push coming at Tuesday's Wells Fargo & Co gathering in San Francisco.

Reuters
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fashion Industry Considers Biodiversity When Sourcing Materials

It is commonly known among conservation biologists that biodiversity -- or the totality and variability of genes, species and ecosystems of a region -- is integral for optimum health and sustainability of a region. Though it is a term that is arguably clunkier than "sustainability" -- biodiversity is slowly becoming a topic of interest within the sphere of sourcing and design.

Stylelist
Monday, March 12, 2012

US Banks Risk Public Health and Climate by Financing Coal

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

RAN and Sierra Club Detail the “Filthy Five” Banks in third annual “Coal Finance Report Card”

EPA Underestimates Emissions from Palm Oil Biofuels, Public Comment Deadline Tomorrow

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday, April 26th - Scientific and environmental groups summarized their comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed finding that palm oil should not qualify for inclusion in the EPA’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).  While the organizations agreed with the EPA’s conclusion not to include palm oil, they argued that EPA’s analysis actually underestimates the greenhouse gas emissions of palm oil and the serious environmental problems that palm cultivation creates.

Rainforest Action Network Sets Record Straight on Cargill and Tripa Forest Controversy

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (4.24.2012)—Yesterday, agribusiness giant Cargill responded with misleading statements to a report recently released by Rainforest Action Network (RAN).  RAN’s report, Truth and Consequences: Palm Oil Plantations Push Unique Orangutan Population to Brink of Extinction, points out that Cargill has no safeguards on its global palm oil supply chain, and that without such safeguards Cargill cannot ensure it is not contributing to egregious violations like the one underway in Tripa peat forest of Indonesia.

TELECONFERENCE ADVISORY: EPA Underestimates Emissions From Palm Oil Biofuels

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

CONTACT:

            Deborah Lapidus, lapidus@climateadvisers.com, 703-967-5741

            Alexandra Stark, stark@climateadvisers.com, 202-328-5086

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