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Make Black Friday Green, by keeping the trees in mind this year

Release Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2010

San Francisco – In time for Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) wants to help consumers make better choices about the books they buy this holiday season. A report and consumer guide released by the group called, “Rainforest-Safe Kids' Books: How Do Publishers Stack Up?” finds that publishers of popular kids’ books including Where the Wild Things Are and Baby Einstein are using paper linked to Indonesian rainforest destruction and global warming.

'Chevron's Pricey PR Push Still Cheaper Than Pollution Cleanup'

One ad features a smiling elderly indigenous man wearing a bandana, with the words "OIL COMPANIES SHOULD CLEAN UP THEIR MESSES," along with a red stamp the reads "We Agree"--followed by the signatures of Chevron higher-ups. The ad is an apparent reference to a years-long lawsuit in Ecuador, where Chevron is accused of being responsible for $27 billion of oil pollution clean-up costs.

Fast Company
Monday, October 18, 2010

Fast Company: 'Chevron's Pricey PR Push Still Cheaper Than Pollution Cleanup'

Chevron's Pricey PR Push Still Cheaper Than Pollution Cleanup
BY David Zax

October 18, 2010

Fast Company
Monday, October 18, 2010

Chevron Ad Campaign Answers Critics Head-On

As Big Oil struggles to repair its image in the wake of the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Chevron   Corp. is responding head-on to industry critics.

The company's new ads, designed to evoke anti-industry posters, feature slogans such as "Oil companies should put their profits to good use" and "It's time oil companies get behind renewable energy." Stamped in red are the words, "We agree."

Wall Steet Journal
Monday, October 18, 2010

Activists Target Every Chevron Station in San Francisco

Release Date: 
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Contact: Nick Magel, Rainforest Action Network, nmagel@ran.org, (419) 283-2728

San Francisco – Rainforest Action Network is sending clean-up crews to all 10 Chevron gas stations in the city of San Francisco today, Sunday, in conjunction with 350.org’s 10/10/10 Global Work Party, which is taking place in 183 countries worldwide. The Chevron clean-up crews are highlighting the company’s unprecedented oil catastrophe in Ecuador and its continued obstruction of climate change initiatives here in California.

General Mills Ditches Dirty Palm Oil

Sinar Mas, the now notorious purveyor of palm oil, just lost another customer.

Fast Company
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Demonstrators dangle from skyway in protest against Cargill

Protesters against Cargill Inc.'s palm oil operations had good timing Thursday. As they dangled from a downtown Minneapolis skyway, a palm industry consortium had just reprimanded a Cargill palm oil supplier for its environmental practices in Indonesian rain forests.

Minnesota Star Tribune
Thursday, September 23, 2010

General Mills To Use 100% Sustainable Palm Oil - Eat Your Wheaties Without Destroying the Rainforest

Or tuck into your bowl of Cheerios happily knowing that doing so won't be helping General Mills contribute to killing orangutans and other endangered species, nor trampling on indigenous rights.

Treehugger
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Activists Drop Banner on Grain Exchange Skyway to Call out Cargill

Release Date: 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Contacts: Margaret Swink, 415.720.0080
               Ashley Schaeffer, 707 391 8208 (on the ground in MN)

Free downloadable photos and b-roll available.

General Mills Moves Away From Rainforest Destruction

Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Minneapolis, Minn. – America’s favorite food company, General Mills (GIS), is taking a crucial step to protect rainforests today, with the release of a new palm oil policy that limits the company’s exposure to an increasingly controversial commodity. The company’s new policy, along with previous actions to move away from problematic suppliers like Sinar Mas Group, puts them in the front of efforts by the U.S. food sector to address deforestation resulting from palm oil.