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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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October 2011 Photo of the Month

Blog by bmeyers | November 4, 2011

The October 2011 Photo of the Month by Ulet Ifansasti shows Greenpeace Indonesian activists in tiger costumes in Sumatra, Indonesia, where logging concessions are destroying the remaining habitat of the endangered Sumatran tiger. ...

Another Forest Win "Transforms" An Industry

Blog by Rolf Skar | November 1, 2011 2 comments

When Greenpeace released a carefully researched exposé How APP is Toying With Extinction in June, we exposed the ties between leading toy makers and rainforest destruction in Indonesia . Realizing parents don't want to buy toys...

Rising high to tell Brazilian President ‘Stop the Chainsaws’

Blog by Stephanie Goodwin | October 31, 2011

Almost one year ago to the day, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said something that made a lot of sense:   “ Brazil can expand its agricultural production without cutting .”  I agree. One year later, however, the president appears...

Kicked out of Indonesia for fighting APP's deforestation

Blog by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | October 26, 2011 3 comments

Until last Wednesday, I was in Indonesia. I'd travelled there to work with colleagues in Jakarta and Sumatra on our continuing campaign to end the devastation of the country's magnificent rainforests. TEST But after an extremely...

Giving deforestation the boot at Italian shoe fair

Blog by Jamie- Greenpeace UK | October 20, 2011 1 comment

Italian fashion: stylish and sophisticated, but unfortunately may be  linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest . As cattle ranching is responsible for about 80 per cent of deforestation in Brazil, it is likely that Brazilian...

Review: Searching for the Amazon's last tribes in "The Unconquered" by Scott Wallace

Blog by Daniel Brindis | October 18, 2011 1 comment

It’s hard to believe that even in 2011, after over 500 years of colonization and generations of new technologies that there still exist uncontacted groups of indigenous people have been able to preserver and maintain their lifestyles.

50,000 demand action by U.S. retailers to end rainforest destruction

Blog by chris eaton | October 14, 2011 22 comments

In the last 5 days, more than 50,000 people have sent a message to Walmart, Target, Kroger, Sam's Club, Safeway and Costco, urging the US retail giants to not sell rainforest destruction. At issue is the Indonesian-based company ...

Greenpeace director refused entry to Indonesia following smear campaign

Blog by Jamie, Greenpeace UK | October 13, 2011

In a bizarre turn of events usually seen in a John le Carré novel, the executive director of Greenpeace UK has been refused entry into Indonesia. Arriving at Jakarta's international airport earlier today, John Sauven was blocked from...

The Lacey Act, politics and premium guitars

Blog by Scott Paul | October 13, 2011 2 comments

When we think of lumber we don’t always consider pianos, guitars, and violins. Yet these musical instruments tend to be made of some of the most valuable, exotic and sought-after woods on the planet, often originating from some of...

Students Warn Campus Administrators About Asia Pulp and Paper

Blog by Zia Kandler | October 11, 2011 1 comment

The sun was shining on a Sunday morning in the almost empty downtown Pittsburgh as we arrived at the Convention Center to talk to Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education ( AASHE ) conference attendees.

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