of Brazil's Amazon timber is illegally cut by pirate loggers with violence and
corruption. In a five-month undercover operation Greenpeace illegally bought
1,400 cubic feet, turned it into 29 cubic meters of sawed stock and transported
it 3000 miles across country to Sao Paulo, where they handed it federal police
as criminal evidence. Prime TV even aired the story to 40 million viewers.
find where your supplier gets their wood - even "certified" is probably
clear-cuts ancient forest for paper brands, like Kleenex, which contain no
recycled material. KC has responded, but has still not indicated a willingness
to stop sourcing ancient forest fiber, but they seem more open to using Forest
Stewardship Council certified sources and may be willing to push their suppliers
in that direction.
purchase paper products with purpose not coupons - choose recycled
Japanese announced at 2006's International Whaling Commission their intent to double their quota of "scientific research" kills, though
no meaningful scientific data is collected and the whale meat ends up at market.
They are illegally whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, which was
internationally established in 1994.
ships have been intercepted by
Greenpeace at great risk, enduring water cannon, harpoon bow shots and even
ramming. Greenpeace has appealed to Nissui, an owner of the fleet and Gorton's,
who markets fish sticks.
choose your brands
waste is a toxic threat, particularly in Southeast Asia, which accepts
it for unregulated reprocessing . . . in people's backyards.
Greenpeace is campaigning to eliminate toxic materials and PVC plastic
in electronics and ACER in China, ranked 4 in the laptop market, is
making commitments to phase them out.
CAN YOU DO?
we are looking over our shoulders
at our carbon global-warming footprints.
your fridge's condenser coils, wash with cold water, travel less, drink
tap water, turn off appliances and lights, buy energy saving machines,
eat less, avoid harsh cleaning products, pesticides, and chemical use,
recycle and reduce consumption … it saves you pounds to tons of CO2.
You can count CO2 pounds like calories to reduce. Reducing
calories even reduces pounds of CO2. Also, become more
intense about recycling. Recycle one aluminum can and save three
hours worth of electricity used by your TV.