With Earth Day only a couple of weeks away, many of us are taking a moment to reflect upon the state of the planet. Let’s see here: nuclear meltdown, continued drilling in the Gulf, ever shrinking forests all over the world. Ugh. We can’t deny it looks pretty depressing.
That’s why, when the going gets tough on the environment, the tough get actors…and Girl Scouts! That’s right. Entertainers and intrepid young activists can be just the inspiration we need during the darkest of times. Sometimes you gotta go big. Enjoy.
Table of Contents
1.Mountaintop Removal: An American Tragedy
2.Born To Be Wild 3D with Morgan Freeman
3.Rainforest Hero Badge for Girl Scouts
4.Vote for RAN!
5.You Be the Judge
6.RAN Earth Day Poster Contest
7.A (Mr.) Big Cup of Tea
Mountaintop Removal: An American Tragedy
With the generous help of actress Susan Sarandon, RAN is issuing a major wake up call about mountaintop removal for everyone still unaware of its tragic effects. Please watch and share this incredible video with everyone in your life who may not yet know about what’s happening in Appalachia. To share it with the CEOs of banks still funding MTR, Take Action below. http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=9LtARQ%2Fq9hTacIqS7AB99tTC6ssp7cWk
Born To Be Wild 3D
Morgan Freeman narrates the uplifting tale of orphan baby orangutans on their journey from ravaged forests, to rehabilitation, and back into the wild. Shot in breathtaking IMAX 3D, Born To Be Wild takes you right into the heart of Indonesia’s rainforests with Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas and a cast of incredibly charming creatures that even the most cynical curmudgeons (even those at Cargill) will not be able to resist.
Rainforest Hero Badge for Girl Scouts
Over the last two weeks,10,000 of you have signed our petition to the CEO of Girl Scouts USA asking her to get rainforest-destroying palm oil out of Girl Scout cookies. We’re off to a great start! Now we need your help to create a sea change from within. We’ve created a special limited edition renegade Rainforest Hero Badge, that Girl Scouts can earn using our new toolkit. Please share this with the Girl Scouts in your life!
RAN Earth Day Poster Contest
ATTN: Teachers and Students. How are you celebrating Earth Day in your classroom? Not sure yet? Join RAN and Tiki the Tiny Tiger for our annual Earth Day Poster Contest
Vote for RAN!
RAN is excited to be on the CREDO ballot for 2011. The more votes we get, the bigger the donation we receive, so we need your help! Voting is easy—just go to credomobile.com/ballot and cast your ballot for RAN. Not a CREDO member? No problem! Simply take an online action at credoaction.com first and then cast your vote.
You Be the Judge
Chevron has found a U.S. federal judge who is a little too willing to help the company launch counter-attacks against Ecuadoreans suing Chevron for environmental and cultural damages in the Amazon. Let CEO John Watson know that shady and abusive legal tactics won’t change the facts that Chevron is guilty.
A (Mr.) Big Cup of Tea
This Earth Day, actor, RAN supporter and tea enthusiast Chris Noth is launching a new tangerine green tea called “Sweet Florida Dream.” As part of LOVA Tea’s Charity Collection, the sales of the tea will be benefiting Rainforest Action Network. Thanks Big!