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About RAN

At Rainforest Action Network (RAN) we believe that a sustainable world can be created in our lifetime, and that powerful action must be taken immediately to leave a safe and secure future for our children. With the help of thousands of concerned supporters around the world, RAN has won dozens of landmark environmental commitments from America's largest corporations, including Citi, Home Depot, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Kinko’s, Boise and Lowe’s.

Inside the minds of corporate pranksters

Will the real Chevron please stand up?

When Chevron Corp. rolled out its multimillion-dollar "green" advertising campaign to address negative images of itself last fall, the oil giant hit on a fresh, self-effacing theme: "We Agree."

The Sacramento Bee
Sunday, July 17, 2011

Forests

Rainforests are treasure troves of life, home to some of the most biologically and culturally diverse landscapes on earth. Since 1985, Rainforest Action Network has designed strategic campaigns utilizing bold tactics to defend the world’s most important and endangered forests.

Energy

To protect our climate and public health, we must decrease our country’s reliance on fossil fuel while building demand for a clean energy economy. Rainforest Action Network is using people power and creativity to challenge the coal and oil industries and the banks that finance them.

IOI Corp's palm oil not green or sustainable

IOI Corporation, one of Malaysia's leading producers of palm oil, has failed to comply with the terms set by the RSPO Grievance Panel last month, says an international coalition of NGOs that has filed several formal grievances against IOI Corporation, an executive board member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

malaysiakini
Friday, May 27, 2011

Activists' 'True Cost' report takes on Chevron

With Chevron Corp. set to hold its annual shareholder meeting this morning, a global network of the company's critics on Tuesday released a report accusing the oil giant of environmental crimes around the world.

San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Big anti-Chevron banner under Richmond Bridge gets environmental activists into trouble(video)

A big banner with the words "Chevron Guilty: Clean Up Amazon" fluttering under Richmond-San Rafael bridge on Monday morning, hung by 5 environmentalists who have accused the energy giant of causing rainforest pollution in Amazon, have got them into trouble.

The environmental activists including Amazon Watch finance manager Thomas Cavanagh were all arrested by Marin California Highway Patrol officers.

It happened two days before a scheduled Chevron shareholder meeting at San Ramon Chevron corporate headquarters.

International Business Times
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Making Girl Scout Cookies Better for the Planet

For Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, it all began with orangutans. Four years ago-inspired by the work of primate researcher Jane Goodall-the two friends from Ann Arbor, Mich., collaborated on a research report on the endangered primates to help qualify for their Girl Scout Bronze award, one of the highest prizes offered by the 3.2 million-member organization. Vorva and Tomtishen have both been scouts since they were five years old, and they take their roles and responsibilities seriously.

Time Magazine
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Peak Oil, Peak Water, Peak Resources, Peak Planet: Building a Currency for the 21st Century

In a planet running out of resources, the most important public policy tool may be the measuring stick.

This becomes important to remember amid the remarkable swings of pessimism and guarded optimism we’ve seen over the past two years on the ability of individual nations to scale-up the sustainable energy agenda.

National Geographic
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

No Concessions from Chevron on Ecuador

Among the developments this week at Chevron’s raucous annual shareholder meeting—some surprising, some not so—was the oil company’s continuing refusal to settle an $18 billion lawsuit over oil pollution in Ecuador.

A letter from New York state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and several investor groups urged Chevron to settle case, which has dragged on in various forms since 1993.

Triple Pundit
Friday, May 27, 2011