How do you conserve something that you aren’t sure is there? The answer is simple: go make sure you know what’s there.
|Give the gift of RAN.|
Forget Black Friday. It’s Non-Profit Tuesday! (No, we didn’t make that up.)
The holidays are coming up soon, and you’re probably starting to look for gifts for your loved ones. But—going out on a limb here—I’m willing to bet you don’t want to give a bunch of useless stuff to your friends and family. That’s why we’re excited to offer a variety of gifts that will make a world of difference without crowding our world with more disposable junk.
A Certificate of Action from RAN isn’t stuff—it’s a unique way to support our work to protect rainforests around the world and the people and wildlife that depend on them. You’ll be giving a meaningful gift to a loved one while at the same time doing something good for the planet.
|Action Packed Gifts for 2012|
|Found only in Malaysia and Indonesia, man’s closest relative is being threatened by rapid loss of rainforest habitat. Your gift will support efforts to stop the devastating expansion of paper and palm oil plantations into Indonesia’s tropical forests, saving the lush wild places that orangutans call home.|
|Your gift directly supports the grassroots efforts of historically underfunded organizations and communities struggling to protect their rainforest homelands—known to be the best guardians of the forest. Help ensure that small local organizations and Indigenous federations across the globe are supported in their efforts to protect the world’s remaining rainforests for many generations to come.|
|There are less than 400 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild and habitat destruction by the pulp and paper industry is a primary cause of their decline. Your gift will support RAN’s campaign to stop the conversion of Indonesia’s stunning and diverse rainforests into a wasteland of single species pulp plantations to make cheap copy paper, books, tissue and toilet paper.|
|The biggest banks are threatening to take us to the edge of an ecological catastrophe if they don’t stop funding coal, the primary driver of climate change. Coal is responsible for 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and poisons the world’s streams, rivers and oceans with mercury, arsenic and other dangerous chemicals. It’s long past time that U.S. banks start funding a renewable energy economy.|
Celebrate the holiday spirit this year by giving a gift that makes a world of difference. Thank you for your ongoing support!
For the rainforests,
P.S. These creative gifts make it easier than ever to support RAN’s work for the environment.
Help us save the last remaining Sumatran tigers and stop KFC from destroying rainforests by making a donation of $5 today.
Last week, over 40,000 online activists sent a message to KFC CEO David Novak asking him to end his company’s relationship with rainforest destruction.
With only 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, time is running out to save their forest homes from destruction for fast food packaging.
KFC is definitely feeling the heat. KFC restaurants in Indonesia have already cut business ties with notorious rainforest destroyer, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). But there’s been nothing but a shameful silence from the company’s headquarters in Kentucky. That has to change.
It’s only going to happen if we keep up the pressure. And that’s exactly what we intend to do with your support.
Please make a donation of $5 so that we can continue to put pressure on KFC and save the Sumatran tiger from extinction.
With so few tigers left in the wild, and their habitat disappearing fast, it is important that we act now to protect them.
Greenpeace is funded by people, not corporations, and the success of this campaign depends on activists like you uniting to stand up to corporate greed.
With your support, we’ll fight back with our expert staff on the ground, international market pressure from customers, and worldwide media exposure — but we need to do it now. The Indonesian rainforest, where the only wild Sumatran tigers left on the planet live, is being destroyed every day at an alarming rate. Please donate $5 today to help save the Sumatran tigers by getting KFC to end its relationship with rainforest destruction.
For the forests,
Rolf Skar Greenpeace Forest Campaign Director
|There are only 400 Sumatran tigersremaining in the world and they’re in serious trouble.Help us raise $60,000 by June 8th to save the last Sumatran tigers and their forest homes.|
Only 400 Sumatran tigers are left in the world.
Just 80 years ago, there were three unique subspecies of tigers found in Indonesia. Today, two of them are extinct — and now the last one is in serious trouble.
At these horrifically low numbers, every day counts for the Sumatran tiger.
They need our help now. Please make an urgent donation to help save them.
The Sumatran tiger is classified as “critically endangered” — on the brink of extinction and barely hanging on.
They’ve lost 93% of their habitat because companies like Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) are destroying their forest homes. Tigers are left to roam landscapes where they are easily slaughtered by poachers for their body parts or shot by the people moving in.
How many more acres of destruction can the Sumatran tiger survive before its status moves from “critically endangered” to “extinct”? We have to act, and fast.
To fight back, we need your help to expose the massacre, pressure corporations like KFC to cut ties with APP and fight on the ground in Indonesia to save these last remaining Sumatran tigers.
We can’t wait another day. Not when we’re dealing with a population of only 400 tigers. If we don’t act now, these beautiful animals will be pushed to extinction — gone forever.
Since Greenpeace takes absolutely no money from corporations or governments, we depend entirely on you to power our independent and hard-hitting campaigns. Will you help save these 400 Sumatran tigers?
Please help us raise $60,000 in the next 9 days to make it possible. We need just 100 people from Washington to reach our goal.
Without you, these 400 tigers don’t stand a chance. APP will continue lining its pockets with profits, poachers will continue shooting these tigers and reselling their body parts in places like China, and these last Sumatran tigers will just be collateral damage.
Together, we can stop them.
Make a gift to Greenpeace today.
With the financial help of supporters like you, we’ve already put the squeeze on APP, convincing major companies like Nestle, Kraft and Mattel to stop buying products linked to rainforest destruction. And other companies have followed suit as well.
Over the past few weeks we’ve turned up the pressure on KFC to end their relationship with APP and to stop using rainforest fiber in its throw-away paper products. We’ve hit them in the press, at their corporate headquarters, on the web, over the phone lines and at stores around the world. We have plans to do even more — but we need your support to keep this work going and save the Sumatran tiger.
Please give a gift today to help give these last Sumatran tigers a future — before it’s too late.
Together we’ve rallied to overcome seemingly insurmountable problems and won victories to protect the planet — and I know we can do it again to save the Sumatran tiger.
Together we are powerful, together we make a difference.
For the forests,
Greenpeace Forest Campaign Director
P.S. We need just 100 supporters like you to donate from Washington to meet our goal.
Please donate right now via our secure website or by calling 1-800-722-6995.
Brazil‘s Congress has just passed a bill that gives loggers and farmers free rein to cut down huge swaths of the Amazon. Only President Dilma can veto it. Domestic pressure is mounting, but a massive global outcry will prove her international reputation is at stake. Let’s tip her over the edge to stop the Amazon chainsaw massacre — sign the urgent petition and tell everyone:
The Brazilian Congress has just passed a catastrophic forestry bill that gives loggers and farmers free rein to cut down huge swaths of the Amazon.
Now only President Dilma can stop it.
Fortunately, the timing is on our side — in weeks Dilma will host the world’s biggest environmental summit and insiders say she cannot afford to open it as the leader who approved the destruction of the rainforest. She’s facing mounting domestic pressure, with 79% of Brazilians rejecting this new bill. Now, if we join them we can turn up the global heat and push her to axe the bill, not the rainforest.
Dilma could make her decision any day.
Let’s get her to veto the bill now. Click below to sign the urgent petition to stop the Amazon chainsaw massacre and if you have already signed — send this to everyone:
The Amazon is vital to life on earth — 20% of our oxygen comes from this magnificent rainforest, and it plays a key role in mitigating global climate change. Over the last decade, Brazil has vastly reduced deforestation rates, achieving a 78% decline between 2004 and 2011. The reason? A world-acclaimed forestry law, strong enforcement and satellite monitoring.
But this dangerous new bill would open up an area the size of France and Britain combined to clear-cutting and gives loggers amnesty for all past deforestation crimes. This would not only spark total forest devastation in Brazil, it would also set a bad precedent for other countries. That’s why it’s so crucial that we all protect it.
Brazil is a rapidly developing country, battling to lift tens of millions out of poverty. Despite evidence that growth does not require deforestation, Dilma is under pressure from the powerful agriculture lobby that helped her get elected to cut down rainforest for profit. And it is an ugly battle — activists are being murdered, intimidated and silenced. But ex-Environmental Ministers and people across Brazil have sent a clear message to Dilma that they want to save the Amazon. Now, it’s up to all of us to stand with them and urge President Dilma to remain strong.
The fate of Brazil’s rainforests is dangling by a thread. But, with President Dilma so vulnerable to public pressure right now, we can bring the global force of people power to get a win for our planet! Sign the urgent petition below and tell everyone – the petition will be delivered by Brazil’s former Environment Ministers directly to Dilma:
In the last three years, we have won battle after battle against the odds. Now, let’s come together before it is too late to stop the destruction of the Amazon, protect our planet and herald Dilma as a true international environmental leader.
With hope and determination,
Luis, Pedro, Maria Paz, Alice, Ricken, Carol, Lisa, Rewan and the entire Avaaz team
Brazil’s Congress approves controversial forest law (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17851237
Brazil Forest Code Passes In Defeat For Dilma Rousseff (Huffington Post) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/27/brazil-forest-code_n_1457149.html
Revised Brazilian Forest Code good for environmental criminals, bad for forests (IB Times) http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/20120501/revised-brazilian-forest-code-environmental-criminals-forests-common.htm
Amazon deforestation record low (BBC) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8358094.stm
Brazilians reject axing of forest protections (WWF) http://wwf.panda.org/?uNewsID=200698
|Help Greenpeace protect Sumatran tigers and the rainforest they call home by making your first gift to Greenpeace today.
Last year was an amazing one for our campaign to protect the world’s 400 remaining Sumatran tigers and the Indonesian rainforest they call home.
There seemed to be a new victory to celebrate every month. And while I couldn’t be prouder of the work we did together in 2011, I know that if we want to continue to protect Sumatran tigers and achieve our global target of zero deforestation by 2020 that this year has to be even better. That can only happen with your support.
Now is the time. Make your first gift and join Greenpeace and help us protect Sumatran tigers and the Indonesian rainforest. www.GreenPeaceUsa.org
Our goal is to get 2,012 people to make their first gift to Greenpeace by the end of February. We’re already over half way there, but we still need 17 people from Washington to make it happen!
Greenpeace is completely independent. The work we do is supported entirely by the generosity and convictions of people like you. We don’t take money from corporations or governments, which means our campaigns are only concerned about what is necessary to protect the planet.
We have big plans for this year. Calling out forest criminals, exposing the corporate greed that is driving deforestation and continuing our work on the ground in Indonesia. Your support will make this work possible.
Help make 2012 the best year yet for our forests campaign and all of the work we do to protect the planet by making your first gift and joining Greenpeace today.
Philip Radford Greenpeace USA Executive Director
P.S. We need just 17 people from Washington to reach our goal of 2,012 first time gifts by February 29th. Donate online or at 1-800-722-6995 today.
Today, we have an exciting victory to announce. And we didn’t even have to climb a building to get it.
Rainforest Action Network is known by most for our flashy banner drops and other creative ways of confronting corporations through non-violent direct action. What few people know is that RAN also spends countless hours behind the scenes in delicate negotiations with Fortune 500 companies.
And sometimes, these comparatively mundane boardroom tactics lead to forest protections by some of the most influential companies in the world—like denim giant Levi Strauss & Co.
In the fall of 2009, Levi’s received a letter from RAN asking it to cut any ties with notorious Indonesian rainforest destroyer Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and its affiliates. This was one of a hundred letters in RAN’s campaign to convince global fashion companies to stop buying from APP and choose responsible alternatives like recycled paper instead.
The Levi’s team called us and immediately began working with us to create a comprehensive paper policy that maximized recycled fiber and barred paper suppliers connected to rainforest destruction, like Asia Pulp & Paper.
We are pleased to announce today that Levi Strauss & Co. has implemented its new paper policy in its operations around the globe. This makes Levi’s the latest company in an ever-growing list of major corporate customers to exclude Asia Pulp & Paper for its human rights abuses and blatant rainforest destruction, and to take a stand to protect forests and the rights of communities that depend on them.
Kudos to Levi Strauss & Co. for adding its powerful voice to the growing chorus of companies telling Asia Pulp and Paper, and logging companies like it, that rainforest destruction will not be tolerated. And thanks to all of you who support all of our work—from the thrilling direct actions to the tedious negotiations—we can’t do any of it without you.
Thanks to your hard work, Kroger — which was previously the largest seller of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) consumer tissue products in the US — has put out a public statement saying it will stop sourcing from APP. We only launched this campaign in October and within five days over 50,000 people like you took action. It’s clear that Kroger got the message.
The bad news is that APP still wants to sell tissue linked to rainforest destruction here in the US. Even after losing its largest US customer, APP is still refusing to take the simple steps needed to solve this problem. And, there are still major retailers in this country selling APP products. Kmart is one of the largest.
Our campaign is clearly working. Help us keep up the momentum and tell Kmart to follow Kroger’s lead by removing APP’s tissue products from its shelves until APP cleans up its act.
Rainforest destruction wrapped up in the form of throw-away tissue products is starting to pop up all over the US. Often stores selling the products don’t even know it. Together we can change that, harnessing the power of the marketplace to save forests in Indonesia.
Now is the time to keep the pressure up. That is why it is so important that you take a minute now to tell Kmart that there shouldn’t be any space for rainforest-destroying toilet paper on its store shelves.
With only 400 Sumatran tigers left, we can’t stop now. Now is the time to re-double our efforts, stand tall, and tell retailers not to buy APP tissue products until it ends its deforestation habit for good.
For the forests,
Greenpeace Senior Forest Campaigner
P.S. If we want to get Kmart to do the right thing, we need to spread the word far and wide. After you take action, please be sure to forward this email to friends and family who you think would also like to help out. The last 400 Sumatran tigers — and their rainforest home — are depending on us.
Wow, it’s been an incredible year and it’s time for us to say thank you.
It’s activists like you that got us to the negotiating table with Disney to get rainforest destruction out of their supply chain. It’s activists like you that pushed President Obama to make the decision to delay (and possibly kill) the Keystone XL pipeline.
Together, as Rainforest Action Network, we have amassed a lot of hard work, skill and passion to fight for thriving forests, the rights of Indigenous frontline communities and a stable climate. It is not easy work. Not even close. But the rewards of success are so great, it is worth every moment.
So to thank you for everything—the emails, phone calls, rally support, financial contributions, direct actions, and all the events you showed up for—we put together this little video.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Take action and tell stores like Walmart and Kmart not to sell rainforest destuction by avoiding APP’s “Paseo” tissue products.
Walk into major U.S. retail stores and you may find a secret hiding on the shelves: rainforest destruction.
It could be there in plain sight, but Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) hopes you’ll never notice. The company — which is responsible for driving massive rainforest destruction in Indonesia — has begun stocking the shelves of U.S. stores with their own line of toilet paper and tissue products marketed under the brand name ‘Paseo’.
But these products aren’t like the others. Paseo products have no recycled content — they’re made of 100% virgin tree fiber. Worse, those trees come from pulpwood plantations that are eating into Indonesia’s rainforests and destroying the last Sumatran tiger habitat.
They’re wiping away rainforests for throw-away tissue.
APP has shown no signs of stopping. They’ll only change if they learn that rainforest destruction is bad for business. That is why Walmart, Kmart and other major retailers need to say “no” to selling Paseo tissue products until APP cleans up its act.
If 40,000 of us speak out in the next 72 hours we can really get their attention. Take action and tell major U.S. retailers like Walmart and Kmart: “Don’t sell rainforest destruction — don’t sell Paseo tissue products!”
APP says its Paseo products are ‘fully sustainable’ and ‘made in the USA.’ But what their packaging and advertising won’t tell you is that Paseo tissue products are made from wood fiber shipped from overseas linked to widespread rainforest destruction.
We need to put a stop to it, and fast.
With your help, we know it’s possible. Just last week, we announced that Mattel, the world’s largest toy maker, had agreed to drop business with forest destroyers like APP. Many other companies have done the same. Why? Because companies have heard from people like you that they can’t afford to look the other way when it comes to rainforest destruction.
Send a message right now to these retailers urging them to avoid business with notorious rainforest destroyer APP.
Asia Pulp & Paper needs the U.S. market to expand their business. So far they have shown no signs of stopping their destructive ways. But together we can change that.
For the forests,
Greenpeace Senior Forest Campaigner
P.S. To hit our goal of 40,000 signatures in the next 72 hours we are going to need everyone who cares about the future of our planet’s rainforests to speak up. Forward this message to anyone you know who wants to make sure the last 400 Sumatran tigers survive.