Big brands are forcing consumers to buy clothes containing chemicals that cause toxic water pollution
I gave up most designer labels after my dad bombarded me with snippets from ‘No Logo’ at breakfast every day for a month. Any temptation I might have felt to shop at Abercrombie was quelled by my sister’s peculiarly effective way of reminding my younger self of the retailer’s dubious child labor practices.
One of my favorite Lead Activists, Brian, with his local KFC store manager
For this last month here at Greenpeace, I have been involved in the campaign for KFC to drop deforestation from its menus. It has made me all too aware of the colossal scale and pace of deforestation in Indonesia and its devastating consequences for species, communities and the climate.
As recently as the 1960s, more than 80 percent of Indonesia was forested. Today, just under half of Indonesia’s original forest cover remains – one of the reasons that Southeast Asia has the world’s highest rate of deforestation and critically endangered species.
When I was told that 5 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions are now coming from Indonesia, I was horrified, but also galvanized. I knew there was a big fight to be had and I was so ready to get involved!
Hello, my name is Anna and I’m an intern with the Greenpeace Activist Network.
Receiving thousands of Save The Arctic petitions
My fellow interns and I are having a fantastic time working here, it’s such a great opportunity. One of the things that we are all very passionate about is saving the Arctic. It’s been so cool to witness how much people care, and their willingness to take action to protect this fragile region. We’ve had over 4500 petitions (4771, to be precise) sent into our San Francisco office alone!