Tuesday May 14, 2013 Part of ForestEthics’ theory of change is based on an important rule of business: The customer is always right. As long as the customer is doing the right thing, that is.... read more »
Friday Apr 26, 2013 When I was growing up, anytime I proposed something my mother considered impossible, she would say: “And pigs will fly.” I remembered that expression when I read this article in British Columbia’s Surrey Leader that leads with this sentence:... read more »
Wednesday Apr 10, 2013 It feels like there’s a lull in the media fervor over the Enbridge Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline proposed for northern British Columbia.... read more »
Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 This week we watched in horror as a small Arkansas suburb was flooded with toxic chemicals from Canada’s tar sands. Families were evacuated as thick black gunk gushed out of the ground, contaminating an entire neighborhood in the small town of Mayflower.... read more »
Thursday Apr 4, 2013 Trains are bringing bad news for the predominately poor and minority communities in the Southern California city of Wilmington, where several refineries are already using tar sands to make transportation fuel and spewing heart and lung harming sulfur dioxide in the process. Now those refineries want to use more tar sands that would come to them by train from Canada. ... read more »
Wednesday Mar 13, 2013 If there is a silver lining to Keystone XL—the proposed tar sands pipeline whose environmental and social rap sheet is longer than its planned 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) length—it is the inspiring new energy it has brought to the environmental movement.
How much energy? Here are just a few numbers to consider:... read more »
Thursday Feb 14, 2013 It is cold these days here in Bellingham, Washington, where I live and work. But there were many different brands of jackets available. So why did I buy a new jacket from Columbia Sportswear?
I wanted to show my appreciation for Columbia Sportswear’s action that is helping us find a solution to the problem of Canada’s tar sands. ... read more »
Monday Sep 17, 2012 The noxious fumes from the oil refinery near Tammy Thompson’s house in Joliet, Illinois were so nauseating that she had a hard time driving around the neighborhood without running her car off the road.... read more »
Thursday Jul 26, 2012 Dear Supporters,
Every day I see the flares and billowing smoke from the tar sands refinery near my home. I often wonder what that refinery is discharging into the air and water, especially since the recent BP refinery fire in February of this year. That explosion sent out huge columns of black smoke and bursts of fire. It scared me to death. ... read more »
Tuesday Jul 17, 2012 The cheap and ‘easy’ oil is tapped out. Now, our US economy and cars are relying on more hazardous forms of oil to fuel our needs - like synthetic oil from Canada’s tar sands. Even worse, this type of oil is extremely costly to our environment and to our health.... read more »