Beyonce was just named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people and the number one theme trending on Facebook right now is Beyonce's North American tour starting in July. If there is any time that Pepsi will listen to Beyonce about not blocking GMO labels, it's now.
Some things, you truly have to see to believe, or at least to understand. Last week's reject and protect rally was one of them. For six days, a coalition of ranchers, tribal communities, environmentalists and many others came together in Washington D.C. to stand united against pollution, climate change and the political odds. Oh, and Neil Young was there, so that was awesome.
I don't know if this action will stop the KXL pipeline. The State Department has delayed the final decision yet again, so it will be a few more months before we know for sure. But when we stop this pipeline, and all the pipelines, I believe it will be because of actions that look like this. See for yourself here
On April 22, dozens of Environmental Action members delivered "greenwasher of the year" awards to their local Walmart as part of our campaign to get the company to stop fibbing and live up to it's own promises to protect the planet. Here are some of the reports we rceived from members:
A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks, so I wanted to share a quick update on our campaign to get Smucker's to stop blocking GMO labels and what else is coming up.
I was honored to stand with West Virginians as they took 50,000 petition signatures for clean water, including 20,000 from Environmental Action members to the Office of Surface mining this week. It was an amazing moment that brought home just how important it is never to forget the people impacted by environmental disasters. Johanna De Graffenreid, our partner in raising $2500 for clean water deliveries, took a moment to record this moving thank you for all of us who helped. Her account of the day is below, which included a meeting with government officials who said they had never seen a report this thorough.
“I’d like to order a large cheese pizza,” the caller said. “It’ll be there in about 20 minutes,” responded the receiver. It wouldn’t be a noteworthy exchange except that the person taking the order was speaking from her desk in the executive offices of Chevron in San Ramon, California.
Elsewhere in PA, that same week, hundreds rallied to deliver the signatures of thousands more PA residents calling on Gov. Corbett to keep a statewide ban on fracking our forests and parks intact.
Read the whole report about Environmental Action members making their own actions with our partner MoveOn.org and getting real results for the planet!