Forests

Home to around two-thirds of all plant and animal species found on land — in addition to the millions of people who depend on them for survival — our remaining ancient forests are some of our most diverse ecosystems. They are also vitally important to the health of our planet, especially when it comes to regulating the climate.

 

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With so many of the world's forests already destroyed, we urgently need to protect what is left. Yet industry is still relentlessly converting forests into disposable products that end up in our shopping baskets - while pushing species to the brink of extinction, destroying the lives and livelihoods of forest communities and exacerbating global climate change. We need your help to protect what forests remain.

Our Motivation

Around the world, forests are being logged for timber and paper pulp and cleared to grow mono-crops like soy and palm oil while also deteriorating from impacts of global warming. Deforestation is a major driver of global warming, responsible for up to 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions–more than all the cars, trucks, planes, boats and trains in the world combined.

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Our vision

Solutions to deforestation exist. We're campaigning for zero deforestation globally by 2020.

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Our impact

Whether it's convincing Barbie to go for greener packaging or partnering with the music industry to promote responsible-sourced instruments, our supporters can fortunately celebrate several victories for the forests.

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Our current projects

Learn more about our current projects in forest protection.

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Pressure Procter & Gamble

Blog by admin | March 14, 2014

Background – March 12, 2014 Let’s flood Procter & Gamble’s social media accounts with messages about what their sustainability really looks like: 1. Leave a comment on this Procter & Gamble Facebook post: COPY AND PASTE:P&G, your kind of “caring...

From Chicago to San Diego: Stepping up for the Tigers

Blog by Elise Nabors | March 10, 2014

Greenpeace recently launched a campaign linking palm oil used in products like Head & Shoulders (owned by parent company Procter and Gamble) to the destruction of Indonesia’s Paradise rainforest. Now we’re excited to share news of hundreds of...

Photos of a tiger ziplining around Procter & Gamble’s corporate HQ

Blog by Jason Schwartz | March 5, 2014

Yesterday we launched an action at Procter & Gamble’s corporate headquarters to protest the company’s continued use of palm oil linked to deforestation. Nine activists were able to access Procter & Gamble’s two large towers in Cincinnati and send...

Procter & Gamble, orphan orangutans & flying tigers

Blog by Joao Talocchi | March 4, 2014

Today started as a regular day. My son woke up at 5 am, at 7am I got a coffee, walked to the subway and after a 40 minute commute I got to the office. But this ain’t no regular day. This is the day Procter&Gamble will have to stop ignoring the...

BREAKING: Activists on a zipline protest Procter and Gamble’s link to deforestation

Blog by Cassady Sharp | March 4, 2014

Cincinnati, March 4th 2014 – Greenpeace activists protested Procter & Gamble’s link to tropical deforestation at the company’s global headquarters today, hanging from a zipline between the building’s two iconic towers. TAKE ACTION NOW! 10:10 AM...

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