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Less stuff, more orangutans


 

Give the gift of RAN.
It’s so easy to give something meaningful.

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
Help An Orangutan 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. Give this Gift
Support a Community 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. Give This Gift
Save the Tiny Tigers 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. Give This Gift
Stand for Human Rights 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. Give This Gift

Celebrate the holiday spirit this year by giving a gift that makes a world of difference. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Scott Kocino

For the rainforests,

Scott Kocino
Membership Manager

P.S. These creative gifts make it easier than ever to support RAN’s work for the environment.

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Will the EPA Choose Political Influence over Science?


Rainforest Action Network
 
Tell Obama’s EPA not to cave to industry pressure on palm oil and climate change.
EPA Science
Take Action

The EPA recently confirmed that the destruction of rainforests for palm oil is having a devastating impact on our climate. In fact, this deforestation, in large part for palm oil plantations, has led Indonesia to become the third largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world, just behind China and the United States.

These severe climate and forest impacts should ensure that palm-oil based biofuels stay out of the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates that American motorists use 36 billion gallons of biofuel in their cars and trucks by 2022. But not if the powerful palm oil lobby has anything to do with it. A massive lobby effort led by palm oil companies Cargill and Wilmar is being waged to persuade the EPA to overturn its own climate science on palm oil.

Tell Obama’s EPA not to cave to industry pressure on palm oil and climate change.

Palm oil companies know this is jeopardizing news to their multi-billion dollar industry. In the United States, the EPA’s decision could also determine to what extent the U.S. becomes a major palm oil buyer. Consumption of palm oil in the United States is growing at a much faster rate than anywhere else in the world–making sense that industry reps from Indonesia and Malaysia are concerned about protecting palm oil’s reputation here.

The palm oil industry will do whatever it takes to maximize profits at the expense of destruction of the forest, species, and communities of Indonesia and Malaysia–where 85% of the world’s palm oil is cultivated.

Please urge the EPA to adhere to its own scientific findings over listening to palm oil industry giants such as Cargill and Wilmar.

Ashley Schaeffer

For the forests,

Ashley Schaeffer
Rainforest Agribusiness Campaigner

Will the EPA Choose Political Influence over Science?


Rainforest Action Network
 
Tell Obama’s EPA not to cave to industry pressure on palm oil and climate change.
EPA Science
Take Action

The EPA recently confirmed that the destruction of rainforests for palm oil is having a devastating impact on our climate. In fact, this deforestation, in large part for palm oil plantations, has led Indonesia to become the third largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world, just behind China and the United States.

These severe climate and forest impacts should ensure that palm-oil based biofuels stay out of the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates that American motorists use 36 billion gallons of biofuel in their cars and trucks by 2022. But not if the powerful palm oil lobby has anything to do with it. A massive lobby effort led by palm oil companies Cargill and Wilmar is being waged to persuade the EPA to overturn its own climate science on palm oil.

Tell Obama’s EPA not to cave to industry pressure on palm oil and climate change.

Palm oil companies know this is jeopardizing news to their multi-billion dollar industry. In the United States, the EPA’s decision could also determine to what extent the U.S. becomes a major palm oil buyer. Consumption of palm oil in the United States is growing at a much faster rate than anywhere else in the world–making sense that industry reps from Indonesia and Malaysia are concerned about protecting palm oil’s reputation here.

The palm oil industry will do whatever it takes to maximize profits at the expense of destruction of the forest, species, and communities of Indonesia and Malaysia–where 85% of the world’s palm oil is cultivated.

Please urge the EPA to adhere to its own scientific findings over listening to palm oil industry giants such as Cargill and Wilmar.

Ashley Schaeffer

For the forests,

Ashley Schaeffer
Rainforest Agribusiness Campaigner

Are you connected to rainforest destruction? …Ashley Schaeffer, Rainforest Action Network


Until recently, very few consumers had even heard of palm oil—much less understood that the expansion of palm oil plantations is one of the biggest causes of rainforest destruction in the world today.

Most people still have no idea that rainforest destroying palm oil is in roughly 50% of packaged goods sold on grocery store shelves.

Please share the infographic below to spread awareness about the problem with palm oil and help build public demand for sustainable options.

Awareness is the first crucial step to building necessary pressure on corporations like Cargill that will transform how business gets done in the palm oil industry and the fate of Indonesia’s rainforests.

Share RAN’s new palm oil infographic with everyone you know.   Email it, blog it, tweet it, Facebook it!

Thank you for empowering the people in your life with the knowledge they need to protect the world’s forests.

For the forests,

Ashley Schaeffer
Rainforest Agribusiness Campaigner
Twitter: @probwithpalmoil

 

Give a Green Gift this year


Rainforest Action Network
Give the gift of RAN this year
Give the perfect green gift to your loved ones this holiday season.

I have to say it: the people in my life don’t need any more stuff. Trinkets, gadgets, doodads—the kind of things that stuff stockings in December and end up in landfills by New Year‘s.

I’d rather give a gift with some meaning. And if you feel the same, Rainforest Action Network has the perfect solution. Give your friends and family a piece of the action with a holiday Certificate of Action from RAN.

A Certificate of Action isn’t stuff—it’s a unique way to support RAN’s vital work around the world. You’re giving a gift not only to a loved one in your life, but to threatened communities and fragile forests. And best of all, you get to decide which campaign to support.

Give someone in your life a Certificate of Action and together you will help fund one of RAN’s groundbreaking campaigns to protect the Ecuadorian Amazon the historic mountains of Appalachia, and the rainforests of Indonesia. Click here to give now.

Giving a Certificate of Action is easy:

Step 1. Choose A Gift Program

Step 2. Fill Out The Payment Info

Step 3. Email or Download & Print

Pick a Certificate of Action that matches what you and your gift recipient care most about:

Support a Community Protect An Acre Of Rainforest
The ultimate guardians of the world’s forests are not surprisingly the very communities that have lived harmoniously within them for generations. A Certificate Of Action for RAN’s Protect-An-Acre (PAA) program ensures that small and historically under-funded local organizations and Indigenous federations across the globe will be supported in their efforts to protect the world’s remaining ancient forests.
Give a piece of the action for forest communities.
Help An Orangutan Save Indonesia’s Forests
Orang Utan” actually translates as “People of the Forest.” Found only in the neighboring countries of Malaysia and Indonesia, man’s closest relatives are being threatened by ever- expanding paper, and palm oil plantations. Rainforest Action Network interrupts business as usual for corporations that aim to destroy orangutan habitat. Giving the Certificate Of Action for orangutans means a greater chance of long-term survival for these majestic animals.
Give a piece of the action for orangutans.
Stand for Human Rights Hold Chevron Accountable
Decades ago, Chevron poisoned the pristine waterways of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador with billions of gallons of toxic oil waste. Indigenous and local Ecuadorean people are fighting it all the way. Giving a Certificate Of Action for human rights in Ecuador means that Chevron can’t just get away with disregarding respect human rights and destroying the delicate ecosystems where it operates.
Give a piece of the action for human rights and the rainforest.
Protect America's Mountains Stop Mountaintop Removal
From the hills of Tennessee and Kentucky, to the hollers of West Virginia and Pennsylvania, mountaintop removal (MTR) mining companies are blowing up the tops of Appalachia’s beautiful mountains for coal. A Certificate Of Action to protect these mountains means clean drinking water for local communities, lush wilderness for all of Appalachia’s wild creatures, and the preservation of America’s purple mountains majesty.
Give a piece of the action for America’s mountains.
Save the Tiny Tigers Preserve Sumatran Rainforests
Since the extinction of Javan tigers in the 1980’s, Sumatran tigers have become the smallest tigers in the world. Rainforest Action Network along with cartoon spokescat Tiki The Tiger are working together to educate kids, teachers and parents about how humans can save the tiny tigers of Sumatra. Give the Certificate Of Action for tigers and help save Tiki’s rainforest home.
Give a piece of the action for Sumatran tigers.

We hope this holiday season is the very best ever for you and yours.

David Taylor

For the rainforests,

David Taylor
Online Director