I'm Amanda, an organizer here at Greenpeace and this #standforforests campaign is particularly close to my heart. You see, I have a deep-rooted love of trees. This passion for our world’s leafy giants goes back as long as I can remember.
I believe trees have an amazing ability to unite people from all walks of life and I’ve seen it in action. Before becoming Volunteer Organizer at Greenpeace, I worked to build a movement for city trees (our urban forest) and I was always captivated at how it didn’t seem to matter who I spoke with, be it a neighbour, local business owner or Bay St. professional, everyone had a positive story connecting them to trees.
Many of you have heard about the lawsuit Resolute Forest Products has launched against Greenpeace Canada and two of our campaigners who stood up on behalf of trees. The lawsuit attempts to silence Greenpeace after we spoke out against Resolute’s destructive forest practices, including the companies disrespect for our forest ecosystems, endangered caribou herds and First Nations rights; many of the same reasons why Resolute recently had three of its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) management certificates suspended.
These past few weeks, over 46,000 people have signed the #StandForForests pledge expressing your concerns and if you haven’t signed it yet please do, but a pledge is not enough to influence one of Canada’s largest forest companies to change. We need to take more action to illustrate the wide spread support for our forests that exists across this country. Because the forest can’t defend itself.
Join me and show some love for Canada’s trees. If you believe our trees and forests need to be respected, tie a green ribbon around the tree in your yard, local park or predominant place in your neighbourhood.
It’s so easy;
Make your own #StandForForests ribbon. Need some help to get you started? Download our DIY Ribbon Idea Guide.
Write why YOU stand for forests on the ribbon and tie it around a tree.
Take a selfie with your ribbon tree and share it on our #StandForForests Solidarity Ribbon Facebook page. Tag the location and watch for us to add your ribbon to our corresponding Google map at www.standforforests.ca. Don’t have Facebook? No Problem! Send your ribbon tree image, city and neighroubhood to and we’ll make sure it gets included.
Together we’ll show Resolute that when it comes to the health of Canada’s forests, none of us will be silent… in fact... we’ll get active.
Click Here: To learn more about how you can participate in the Solidarity Ribbon as well as a National Day of Action to Stand for Forests on March 22nd.
P.S Don’t forget to take down your ribbon on March 22, 2014 and participate in a National Day of Action.