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Levi Strauss & Co. Adds Voice to Major Companies Excluding Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) Over Ties to Rainforest Destruction

Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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War of words between Greenpeace, Asia Pulp & Paper over deforestation allegations

Greenpeace and Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), a giant global paper supplier, are locked in a heated battle over the activist group's allegations that APP products contain fiber sourced from the destruction of forests in Indonesia. At stake is APP’s access to some of the world's most lucrative markets.

After losing several high profile customers in recent months due to the Greenpeace campaign, APP earlier this month fired back at Greenpeace in a press release that accused the activist group of making "false allegations."

mongabay.com
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Greenpeace versus Mattel: A social media battle over rain forest [UPDATED]

The battle between Mattel, the world’s biggest toy company, and Greenpeace, one of the world’s largest environmental groups, moved into a social media combat phase Wednesday as more than 180,000 people viewed a spoof video of Ken breaking up with Barbie over rain forest destruction. The video, featured on various nations' Greenpeace sites as well as on YouTube, was translated into 18 languages.

Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

4 rainforest activists arrested at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney.

Several protestors - two of whom were dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse - were arrested Wednesday in a short-lived demonstration after they chained themselves to a gate at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.

Contra Costa Times
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mickey, Minnie Mouse Chain Themselves to Disney Headquarters in Defense of Indonesian Trees, Tigers

Here's one way to get half-lidded 7 a.m. commuters to notice your niche environmental campaign:

LA Weekly Blog
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Protesters dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse arrested at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank [Updated]

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney.

Protesters dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse were arrested Wednesday morning after they chained themselves to the gates of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank.

LA Times Blog
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Four Arrested at Disney’s Burbank Headquarters in Dramatic Protest Over Rainforest Destruction

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

For hi-res photos of the protest and arrest, visit ran.org/disneyphotos.

Rainforest Action Network Finds Disney Tied to Forest Destruction and Endangered Tiger Loss

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

High-resolution photos available at ran.org/disneyphotos.

Rainforest Action Network Calls on Lead Palm Oil, Pulp and Paper Consumers to Support Indonesian Moratorium on Forest Destruction

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2011

San Francisco, CA—Days before the President of Indonesia is expected to sign a moratorium on the expansion of logging on new pulp, paper and palm oil concessions, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has warned leading consumer companies and investors of potential shortcomings in the moratorium. A Briefing Note about the moratorium was sent to almost 100 companies including Bank of America, General Mills, Target, Staples, Gucci Group, Office Depot, Scholastic, Levi’s, Safeway, and other leading brands.
 

New Report Shows Publishing Industry Trend to Protect Rainforests; Two Leading Publishers Receive Failing Grades

Release Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2010

San Francisco – Eleven of the nation’s largest children’s book publishers are receiving grades on their roles in rainforest protection today. In a new report and consumer guide released by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), “Rainforest-Safe Kids' Books: How Do Publishers Stack Up?” leading book publishers are being ranked based on their paper policies and purchasing practices.