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*Take Action* Tell America's Biggest Brands to Use Deforestation-Free Palm Oil


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Kit
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Tell these major corporations that--for the sake of our atmosphere, tropical forests, peatlands, and endangered species--the time to act is now. Please sign the Petition!



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Sue H. (6)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 9:56 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 9:56 am
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Petition from Union of Concerned Scientists:

Tell America's Biggest Brands to Use Deforestation-Free Palm Oil

Palm oil, an ingredient in thousands of everyday products from snack foods to shampoo, is ubiquitous in our grocery stores and homes. Unfortunately, the big brands behind our favorite products often use palm oil responsible for tropical deforestation. As tropical forests are cleared or carbon-rich peat swamps are drained and burned to make way for palm oil plantations, carbon is released into the atmosphere, driving global warming and shrinking habitat for endangered species. Tropical deforestation currently accounts for about 10 percent of the world's heat-trapping emissions.

Many of America's top brands—including Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo, General Mills, McDonald's, and Dunkin' Brands—continue to use palm oil that could be wreaking havoc on our environment. They are the leaders in their industries—setting the standard for other food, personal hygiene, and consumer goods corporations. They must set the bar high and make a firm commitment to use only deforestation- and peat-free palm oil.

Tell these major corporations that—for the sake of our atmosphere, tropical forests, peatlands, and endangered species—the time to act is now.

Please make your letter personal by adding in your own thoughts and concerns. Every letter makes a difference, but customized letters have the greatest effect!

***Please do sign and share **** Thank you!

 

CherAway C. (1471)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 9:57 am


Thnx hun!


 

Ben Oscarsito (380)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 10:28 am
Signed. However; -I say NO to palm oil, it's a bloody curse!
http://www.ecosia.org/search?q=no+to+palm+oil+petitions
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 1:21 pm
Done...
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 1:44 pm

The FACT is we do not need palm oil for anything. When I cook at home, I use coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil, none of these harms the planet and all are actually good for your body. I know that these huge food companies use palm oil for a preservative, but the question is do we need it? We have managed a very long time without the use of Palm oil and the massive damage it causes.
 

Ljiljana Milic (108)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 2:05 pm
Signed > Thank you for taking a stand for tropical forests, our climate, and endangered species
& Thank you Kit
 

Pat B. (355)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 2:12 pm
Thank you, Kit. Signed.
 

Cinzia Palamara (44)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 2:23 pm
Done. many thanks Kit
 

Nicole W. (643)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 2:52 pm
ty dear Kit
 

Barbara K. (70)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 3:18 pm
done, thank you, my friend
 

Vivian B. (168)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 3:29 pm
Signed and shared, vociferously!!
What are we leaving our children to live on? A useless hunk of rock that cannot support life! There's nowhere else to move, so where are we gonna live?
Thanks so much, Kit!
 

Terry King (113)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 3:56 pm
You are absolutely correct Kit. We have no need for palm oil... The answer is an outright ban, not regulation. Like "clean coal", ecologically friendly palm oil is a fairy tale.
 

AniMae C. (460)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 4:31 pm
SIGNED
 

Lois Jordan (60)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 4:46 pm
Letter sent. Noted. Thank you, Kit.
 

JL A. (286)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 6:28 pm
signed via email, noted; thanks for posting Kit.
 

Bryan S. (108)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 7:07 pm
Done and done, don't buy anything with it either!
 

Natasha Salgado on holidays (635)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 7:29 pm
S+S-thx Kit
 

Ruth R. (215)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 7:49 pm
Signed. Thank you for the post. Step in a good direction. Is there any such thing as good for people palm oil ?
 

FinalCountDown BeforeMoving (80)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 9:56 pm
Thanks Kit, signed with pleasure
 

Kathy G. (0)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 10:02 pm
Biodiversity of forests needs to be maintain- try to decrease one's use of palm oil
 

Marie W. (67)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 10:45 pm
S&N
Though I believe all use should be banned.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (407)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 1:53 am
Noted and signed, thanks Kit. Please save our trees and wildlife!
 

Sylvie A. (175)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 4:05 am
Notée, signée, partagée. Merci.
 

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 4:59 am
Signed-with little to no hope. they will keep hiding behind the RSPO lie. Terry is correct on this, no such thing as "sustainable palmoil" either. No remedy against greed. Thx
 

Nils Anders Lunde (598)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 6:44 am
N&S
 

Vallee R. (260)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 10:10 am
S & N thanks
 

Terrie Williams (783)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 2:50 pm
SSN. No to ALL palm oil, none of it is sustainable.
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 3:55 pm
Signed. I agree with Terrie- palm oil will almost always be produced at the expense of something- if not the rain forest, then they will kick farmers off their land and then claim the resulting palm oil was "deforestation-free". Palm oil does NOT need to be used anyway! It is used because it is cheap, and it is used in mostly junk food- so we are wiping out rain forests and orangutans for creme filled cookies and chocolate hazelnut spread!
 

Mary T. (336)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 6:10 pm
Thank you Kit - signed and noted and shared
 
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