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Whether it’s convincing Barbie to go for greener packaging or partnering with the music industry to promote responsible-sourced instruments, by working together we are making a difference.

Great news for Indonesian rainforest: Asia Pulp & Paper commit to forest conservation policy

BOS Foundation (Borneo Orangutan Survival)We primarily focus on consumer power to protect vulnerable ancient forests. When an individual makes an environmentally-conscious choice, it is an important step for conservation. But when a corporation implements an environmentally-conscious policy, that impact is amplified thousands of times over.  Often times, it takes the power of the consumer to pressure a company to do the right thing.


And all the amazing creatures who call those forests home can thank mindful consumers for making that important step in the conversation process.

 

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Trees can be endangered too and this one is in trouble

Blog by Danielle Van Oijen | July 16, 2014

When one thinks of endangered species, the usual large animals spring to mind. Elephants, tigers, rhinos. And quite rightly they are the ones who get the lion’s share of the attention at the meeting of the standing committee of the Convention on...

Busted! Rainforest Destroyer and Its US Customers Exposed

Blog by Amy Moas | July 8, 2014

Customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company APRIL, which is part of the Royal Golden Eagle Group, as photographic evidence from Greenpeace shows continued destruction of rainforests and fire-prone...

Pushing for transparency in Congo Basin palm oil

Blog by Amy Moas | June 30, 2014

The global palm oil industry is at a critical juncture. In 2012 we published a report that outlined how Africa is a new frontier for industrial palm oil production. This may bring much needed development to the continent, but it could also just...

Can Used Cell Phones Really Save the RainForest?

Blog by Amy Moas | June 25, 2014

Greenpeace is working hard every day to end deforestation worldwide. But we cannot do it alone. We are proud to stand with other organizations that are also doing great work in pioneering new ways to save our forests. Every year more than 150...

Illegal wood and murdered activists in the Amazon

Blog by Jason Schwartz | May 29, 2014

The US is the largest market for timber exported from Brazil. While Americans buy massive quantities of wood, often taken illegally from forests, to construct floors, outdoor paths, and piers, activists working to protect the Amazon are being...

Stop the suffocating haze from forest fires in Indonesia

Blog by Zamzami | May 28, 2014

Every year for as long as I can remember, this time of year has been a smoky, hazy month in Sumatra – and each year it’s getting worse. I’ve chatted to farmers, doctors, and parents, and everywhere I hear the same thing: the Haze Wave has to...

Licence to Launder

Publication | May 27, 2014 at 5:00

The oil palm plantation being developed by Herakles Farms in the southwest region of Cameroon – an area of great biodiversity surrounded by five protected areas – illustrates what happens when irresponsible companies are not held accountable to...

Breaking: Greenpeace Activists protest illegal logging at Lumber Liquidators’s...

Blog by Daniel Brindis | May 15, 2014

This morning, Greenpeace activists from all over Brazil and the US halted the operations of a Brazilian timber exporter, Pampa Exportacoes, in Belém, Para. Pampa Exportacoes’s primary international customer is Lumber Liquidators, the largest...

Illegal timber from the Brazilian Amazon sold all over the world

Blog by Daniel Brindis | May 15, 2014

Amazon timber is all over the U.S. You can find it in hardwood flooring at national retailers like Lumber Liquidators and in walkways at landmarks like Atlantic City, Miami Beach, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Much of this wood comes from Pará State,...

Consumer power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away

Blog by Joao Talocchi | April 8, 2014

This post Consumer power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away originally appeared on the blog of Greenpeace USA. About 400,000 emails to Procter & Gamble CEO Thousands of phone calls to P&G offices around the world Dozens...

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