Monday Oct 19, 2015 On October 20, ForestEthics added four companies to the list that are distancing their brands from the logging industry Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) greenwash scheme. SFI is the industry’s fake eco-label, designed to mislead consumers about destruction of forests.... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Thursday Sep 5, 2013 As a father of two pre-K kids, I will be buying school supplies every fall for about the next 15 years. Among the list of pencils, notebooks and folders we must buy, I cringe to think of the clearcuts, erosion, water pollution, and spraying of toxic chemicals associated with many of those products. What’s worse, some of these products that come from irresponsible logging have a cute, leafy symbol telling moms and dads that these products are ‘good for forests.’ ... read more »
Friday Aug 16, 2013 One sunny morning in June, I was at work in front of my computer, wading through an avalanche of emails, when something caught my eye: a message from the “SFI Newsroom.” I took a sip of my iced coffee and briefly fantasized about the news the Sustainable Forestry Initiative will someday share with us: “SFI admits it’s a sham and shuts down its phony forest product certification program.” ... read more »
Thursday Jun 27, 2013 Earlier this week, President Obama delivered a long-overdue speech on combating climate change. He seems to understand the significance of protecting forests in addressing the climate crisis. In his speech, the President lauded responsible forestry as a pathway to emissions reductions. This is a positive step–but will the President hold industry accountable?... read more »
Tuesday Apr 30, 2013 This week Office Depot, Southwest Airlines, Cricket Communications, and Hewlett-Packard joined the growing market trend against the logging industry’s greenwash program, the ‘Sustainable Forestry Initiative’ (SFI).... read more »
Wednesday Jan 23, 2013 Yesterday, I joined millions in tuning in to watch President Obama place his hand on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Bible and take the sacred oath of office: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."... read more »