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In a recent report by As You Sow, Whole Foods scored an F on plastic waste

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Ian Corbet
Conservation America Campaign, Associate

Each year, 1 million acres of boreal forest is cut in Canada, much of it turned into pulp that is used for tissue products. This threatens wildlife and puts incredible pressure on our changing climate. 

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Ben Hellerstein
State Director

The new standards would reduce energy waste, water use, and greenhouse gas emissions

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We've been working for decades to protect this 19 million acre wilderness, and we're not giving up now.

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Alex Ferraro
Content Creator

John Muir was among the early advocates for preserving the Tongass National Forest. Teddy Roosevelt declared it a national forest — America's largest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion is owed to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.

For what would become the nation’s most effective conservation and recreation law, it was an awkward beginning. 

And why a mere "roadmap" misses the mark.

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Ben Hellerstein
State Director

“Net zero emissions” target described as “inadequate”