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And the Gold Medal Goes to... March 01, 2006 5:32 AM

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28 February 2006

World Champion Forest Destroyer

And the gold medal goes to... Kleenex! With a new world record for fastest forest destruction, Kimberly-Clark, maker of Kleenex, is the world champion of forest destruction, making four million tons of tissue products – like Kleenex facial tissue and Cottonelle toilet paper - from clearcut ancient forests every year.

Kleenex sponsored this year’s Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy, promoting the company’s "Kleenex Moments" ad campaign. Well, it takes 90 years to grow a box of Kleenex, and just a moment to throw one away, so I suppose I can’t accuse them of false advertising.

TAKE ACTION: You can award Kleenex with your own gold medal

Sincerely,

Pamela Wellner

Pamela Wellner
Olympic Judge (and Forest Campaigner)

p.s. If you’re a small business owner, we’d like you to take the Kleercut pledge not to sell Kimberly-Clark products in your store.

Polar bears are on thin ice

This year’s winter Olympics had it all – except for much snow. Even primetime news was making a connection to global warming. But Torino isn’t the only place lacking snow. The sea ice in the Arctic has been disappearing, and the polar bear may disappear right along with it if we don’t stop global warming.

We’ve joined forces with other environmental groups to list the polar bear on the endangered species list. Now it’s your turn to lend polar bears a hand. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is officially considering listing the polar bear, and they want to hear from YOU.

TAKE ACTION: Help polar bears stay afloat.

Sincerely,

Melanie Duchin

Melanie Duchin
Clean Energy Campaigner

 

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