Tuesday Jul 1, 2014 Taking on the largest companies in the world isn’t easy. Back in the late 1990’s I was new to corporate campaigning and I was lucky: a handful of incredible mentors gave freely of their time, shared their insights, and helped me improve in a field that was mysterious at times, to say the least. There was no textbook, no series of TED talks, no college course on corporate campaigning.... read more »
Monday May 19, 2014 The US government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying to do the right thing when it comes to greenwashed product labels. There’s a problem out there that they’re working to address: Phony green labels can trick well-meaning consumers into buying things that are anything but green.... read more »
Wednesday Apr 30, 2014 Even if you didn’t know it, you probably love 3M products. 3M products can be found in your cabinets, drawers and at your office.
People love their Post-it Notes. They’re colorful! They’re useful! They cover our desks and our walls.
What about Scotch brand masking tape? Incredibly useful. Painters use it to get that clean line…
Oh, and then there are Scotch-Brite sponges, which many folks use to wash their dishes. More on that in a moment...... read more »
Saturday Mar 22, 2014 You’d probably agree that the first step to making change is knowing what needs to be done differently. Today, a few hundred more people know about a big brand that’s damaging our world’s forests in a big way. And you’d probably agree that that’s a step in the right direction.... read more »
Friday Feb 14, 2014 The campaign to persuade 3M to ‘do the right thing’ when it comes to our forests is gaining momentum, and 3M is starting to feel the heat. ... read more »
Wednesday Jan 22, 2014 Megabrand 3M may have billions in revenue each year, but having deep pockets doesn’t mean it can get away with destroying the environment and misleading consumers. Conscious consumers won’t stand for it.... read more »
Tuesday Jan 14, 2014 3M, maker of Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape, is sponsoring the 20th Annual Half Marathon in Austin, Texas on January 19th. As an avid runner, I can really appreciate the hard work that goes into half marathon preparation. People train for months to work up to 13.1 miles and often push for a personal record on race day. Regardless of how long it takes participants to cross the finish line, the support and community that forms around promoting a healthy lifestyle is uplifting. ... read more »
Wednesday Dec 18, 2013 3M may be getting some coal in its stocking this holiday season. The mega-brand's policies are hurting the forests and wildlife…and Santa’s not happy about it. You see, 3M sources paper for many of its 55,000 different products from forests, including endangered forests and illegally logged forests. ... read more »
Monday Dec 9, 2013 As 2013 comes to a close, let’s take a look at who’s been naughty and who’s been nice when it comes to how big American brands use paper. Some companies have joined a growing trend to move away from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s eco-label (which, as it turns out, is anything but “good for forests” as it claims).... read more »
Tuesday Nov 19, 2013 In an October 24th Portland Tribune article, logging giant Weyerhaeuser's vice president of “sustainable” forestry, Cassie Phillips, admitted that the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certification program approves “conventional commercial forestry.” It’s nice that the timber industry finally agrees with us! That is exactly what we’ve been saying. ... read more »