Chase’s Big Rainforest Problem

We all know JPMorgan Chase is the largest funder of fossil fuels, and is the leading banker of climate chaos, by a long shot. But did you know that Chase’s…

Organizing During Crisis

People power has the potential to create monumental change– and this has never been more evident than now. Understanding how to organize safely during the recent crises has resulted in some of the most creative and collaborative movement building we’ve seen in recent times.

keep forests standing banner in rainforest

Covid Community Relief Funds

The impact of COVID-19 has been hardest felt by the poor, people of color, and Indigenous Peoples. This summer, we asked you if you could help create a grassroots matching gift to send support where it was needed most.

watercolor by Charlize Branch

The Money Behind the Big Business of Burning

Tropical forests do not burn by themselves — Big Agribusiness is setting the fires intentionally, as it’s the cheapest way to clear new land for palm oil, pulp and paper, soy, and beef. But they need the cash from the world’s mega banks and investors like fire needs oxygen — to defend our forests we need to defund the fires.

One Year Later: The Rainforests Are On Fire

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire; and where there’s fire, there’s greed. One year later & rainforest FIRES are back in the Amazon & Indonesia, driven by corporate greed, polluting our planet, & destroying lives and livelihoods. Last year was horrible but this year is on track to be WORSE.

UPDATED: Follow Up from the Frontlines

UPDATE: RAN has now been able to provide over $400,000 in grants to frontline and Indigenous-led organizations in the Amazon region since last year’s fires, thanks to RAN supporters!

Fires Week of Action 2020

We’ve teamed up with allies around the world to hit hard the brands and banks responsible for driving tropical deforestation and to support the communities directly impacted by this devastating destruction. Here are four ways you can help us stop the fires and put an end to the big business of burning, this week and beyond!

Rigged Games

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and its corruption scandals are directly tied to rainforest destruction: The Games’ timber supplier Korindo was “allegedly engaged in questionable deals” as they bought up rainforests in Indonesia to harvest timber and develop palm oil plantations. But to date, the Tokyo 2020 organizers have failed to disclose how much Korindo wood they used, rejected six complaints we brought against them over their use of Korindo wood, and only partially disclosed where the wood was sourced from.

Black Lives Matter

RAN stands in solidarity with those in the streets bringing attention to the movement for black lives and seeking to gain justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and…

Who’s banking the Keystone XL pipeline?

May 2020 update JPMorgan Chase remains the primary banker of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline through its support for TC Energy, the company behind the project. It’s followed…

Keep Forests Standing
Campaign Launch!

Today, we’re putting 17 brands and banks on notice: end deforestation and the expansion of logging and industrial agriculture into the last tropical rainforests of Indonesia, the Amazon, and the Congo Basin, in particular areas traditionally owned and managed by Indigenous Peoples and local communities…NOW.

Taking Care and Taking Action

At RAN, we fully recognize the global health and financial crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. And we know that, like the existential threat of climate change, these crises require unprecedented global action in solidarity with those most vulnerable.

Forests of the Singkil-Bengkung region of the Leuser Ecosystem (Photo: Paul Hilton)

Liberty Mutual Stands With Tar Sands Oil

Liberty Mutual spends hundreds of millions of dollars every year advertising their insurance coverage for homes, cars and more. For the general public, they don’t advertise that they also insure…

Offshore Drilling: Guyana

Guyana, a small South American country with less than one million people, is a newcomer to oil production at a time when the world must move away from fossil fuels….

Expansion: Amazon Oil

Despite widespread concern over the vulnerability of the Amazon rainforests, four companies (Andes Petroleum, GeoPark, Frontera, and Amerisur) are actively pushing to expand fossil fuel extraction deep into the western…

Coal Mining: Turów Mine

PGE (Polska Grupa Energetyczna) is the largest producer of electricity and heat in Poland, 91% of which it derives from burning coal. PGE’s plans to develop Europe’s deepest lignite mine…

Taking care of each other during crisis

Just like you, our family at RAN is trying to navigate the global pandemic that is reaching into our communities and around the world. Social justice and mutual aid are…