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There's nothing sustainable about destroying forests for palm oil

Posted by Richardg — 16 July 2014 at 10:52am - Comments
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Deforestation for palm oil

Some of the biggest companies in the palm oil industry just launched the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto. They say its a step forward - but we say it's greenwash that won't stop them trashing Indonesia's rainforests.

APRIL is pulping the rainforest - but its customers are walking away

Posted by Richardg — 10 July 2014 at 11:05am - Comments
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Customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company APRIL after we exposed its destruction of rainforests and fire-prone peatland.

6 myths Indonesia's biggest forest destroyer wants you to believe

Posted by Richardg — 10 July 2014 at 10:54am - Comments
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Pulp and paper company APRIL, along with its sister companies, is the greatest threat to the Indonesian rainforest. But these destructive companies are telling fibs to stop their customers deserting them. Here are APRIL's six biggest porkies.

Inspired by history

Posted by Nikos — 10 July 2014 at 10:06am - Comments
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It was 29 years ago today that the Rainbow Warrior came to rest at the bottom of the port of Auckland after her bombing by French secret service agents. She took Fernando with her. We will always remember both.

8 amazing renewable energy projects that we love

Posted by Richard Casson — 8 July 2014 at 10:06am - Comments

David Cameron is clearing the path for fracking in the UK. So as part of the movement (which you can join by signing the petition to keep fracking out of the UK), let's take a look at a few ideas he could be throwing his weight behind instead. Here are 8 renewable energy projects that we totally love:

Lego, we're feeling sad too

Posted by ianduff — 2 July 2014 at 4:37pm - Comments
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Lego, don't let Shell play with the Arctic

LEGO says they’re saddened Greenpeace have used its famous brand as a tool in our campaign to stop Shell drilling in the Arctic.

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Posted by jamie — 1 July 2014 at 2:49pm - Comments

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country - nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little plastic feet. What a day it's been.

A letter to the employees at LEGO

Posted by ianduff — 1 July 2014 at 11:04am - Comments
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Dear LEGO employee

As an employee of LEGO, you have helped to create a company admired around the world. Millions of people associate LEGO with happy childhood memories, creativity, innovation and imagination. At the same time, LEGO has realised the significance of social responsibility and taken a number of steps towards becoming a better corporate citizen. These have undoubtely strengthend LEGO’s image as a responsible and well-loved company.

Lego and Shell - FAQs

Posted by Sondhya Gupta — 1 July 2014 at 9:00am - Comments
lego arctic scene with walrus and oil spill
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What has Lego got to do with the Arctic?

Lego has a longstanding relationship with Shell, with plans to renew its deal later this year.

Shell wants to drill for oil in the Arctic. The only reason they’re able to do this is because the Arctic ice is melting because of climate change. Something that oil companies are responsible for. Scientists say that it’s extremely risky to drill in the Arctic and any oil spill in those freezing conditions would be impossible to clean up.

It's time for LEGO to block Shell

Posted by ianduff — 30 June 2014 at 4:45pm - Comments
Lego mini protest in front of cathedral
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Lego protest in front of cathedral

Imagine you’re eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it.

It’s just an endless sparkling expanse of sea and ice, populated by brave scientific explorers, magical animals and Indigenous Peoples who have called the far north home for millennia. An enchanted place to explore, create stories and let your imagination run free.

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