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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.

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.

The rainforest paper trail that leads to Tesco; Store sells products from firm accused of environmental destruction

Britain's biggest supermarket group is selling paper products made by a company that is destroying thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest and threatening the habitat of the critically endangered Sumatran tiger.
Tesco has continued to buy paper products from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) after Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer cancelled contracts because of the company's environmental record.

Times of London
Monday, July 5, 2010

In the Battle to Save Forests, Activists Target Corporations

The image of rainforests being torn down by giant bulldozers, felled by chainsaw-wielding loggers, and torched by large-scale developers has never been more fitting: Corporations have today replaced small-scale farmers as the prime drivers of deforestation, a shift that has critical implications for conservation.

Yale 360
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Are Children's Publishers Destroying the Rainforest?

Do children’s publishers deserve to wear green hats—or black ones? After all, it’s tricky to make good-looking four-color picture books from recycled paper, or affordable ones from virgin paper that is certified as eco-friendly. The cost issue sends publishers to Asia, where paper and materials are cheaper. The problem: printers there may use fiber from Indonesian rainforests.

Publisher's Weekly
Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Rainforest Safe Book List Tells Parents How to Go Green for Summer Reading

Release Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO ¬– Just in time for summer reading, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has released a list of 25 children’s books that are “rainforest-safe.” All books are printed on post-consumer recycled, FSC certified or recycled paper, allowing parents the assurance of knowing that their childrens’ books are not contributing to the loss of endangered rainforests.

Kids books said to be eco-unfriendly

Crain's New York Business
Monday, May 24, 2010

Gucci's Luxury Packaging Gets a Green(er) Makeover

We have been following Rainforest Action Network's (RAN) "Don't Bag Indonesia's Rainforests" campaign since its inception and it continues to reach new heights in the fight against the pulp and paper industry; Over 20 leading fashion brands including Valentino, Versace, and Prada have taken action against deforestation in Indonesian forests--driven by top fashion brands' demand for custom packaging--and now Gucci has kept their word (following their pledge back in November to reduce paper use) and announced yesterday that all of their luxury packaging has been newly designed with FSC Certif

Tuesday, June 8, 2010