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Disney Overhauls Paper Sourcing Policy

The Rainforest Action Network, which had been critical of Disney Publishing’s paper policy in a report issued two years ago, praised the move as one that will help slow the deforestation of rainforests, particularly in Indonesia. “Disney’s commitment will reduce the demand for paper made at the expense of rainforests while creating incentives for improved forest management and green growth,” said Lafcadio Cortesi, the Asia director at RAN.

Publishers Weekly
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals

Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.

Huffington Post
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney updates paper purchasing policy to protect Indonesian rainforest

Environmentalists campaigning to prevent the wholesale destruction of the Indonesian rainforest scored a major victory on Wednesday after coaxing the Walt Disney company, one of the world's largest publishers of children's books, to revamp its paper purchasing policies.

The Guardian
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney adopts new paper policy after protest

In May of 2011, activists from the Rainforest Action Network hung a banner outside Disney's Burbank headquarters charging the entertainment giant with "destroying Indonesia's rainforests."

Los Angeles Times
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney revamps paper buying to protect rainforests

Environmentalists who had pushed for the changes praised Disney's decision as a major step to protect forests, the homes of animals that have inspired popular Disney characters in movies such as "The Lion King" and "The Jungle Book."

Reuters
Thursday, October 11, 2012

What You Need to Know About a Worldwide Corporate Power Grab of Enormous Proportions

The corporate cabal behind a new trade agreement including Cargill, Pfizer, Nike and WalMart, has done an exceptional job of maintaining an almost total lack of transparency as they literally design the future we will all inhabit.

Alternet
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rainforest Action Network Commends Disney for Global Rainforest Commitment

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Entertainment giant changes policy on sourcing its paper products, recognizes urgency of addressing deforestation, especially in Indonesia

Sends signal to controversial paper giants APP and APRIL

SAN FRANCISCO—Disney today announced a significant new paper policy that applies to the company’s extensive operations and those of its licensees, and means they will be eliminating paper connected to the destruction of endangered forests and animals.
 

Sumatran Orangutan Relocated as Forest Clearing Continues

An imperiled orangutan was rescued from a small patch of the Tripa peat swamp rainforest in Sumatra last month, in an effort to save this large adult male from starvation. But experts fear he could be among the last of his kind in what was once prime habitat for these graceful, shy great apes.

Environmental News Network
Monday, June 4, 2012

Indonesia's Ambitious Rainforest Plan Not Going So Well

A little more than a year ago, Indonesia enacted a moratorium on deforestation, and got major finanial backing from the US and Norway to make it happen.

Mother Jones
Friday, June 1, 2012

EPA Palm Oil Fight Brewing

The EPA's analysis looked at the loss of rainforest and the draining of peatlands as the big net loss for palm-oil based biodiesel, which keeps the fuel from being classed as renewable under the RFS. However one group - the Rainforest Action Network - claims that EPA hasn't gone far enough. Scientific and environmental groups summarized their comments to EPA's proposed finding and while they agreed with EPA's conclusion, they argue that EPA's analysis actually underestimates the greenhouse gas emissions of palm oil.

Farm Futures
Monday, April 30, 2012