04 May '11, 6pm

Why is Girl Scouts USA censoring its membership and undermining girls' leadership initiative? @girlscouts‎

Losses from deforestation top $36 billion in Indonesian Borneo (04/29/2011) Illegal forest conversion by mining and plantation companies in Indonesian Borneo has cost the state $36 billion according to a Forest Ministry official. RSPO: Labeling palm oil as an ingredient is fine, provided other oils are labeled too (04/21/2011) The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a body that sets criteria for social and environmental certification of palm oil, weighed in on the debate on Australia's proposal to require listing of palm oil as an ingredient on package labels. At the same time the RSPO announced its own labeling initiative to distinguish products that use RSPO-certified palm oil from those that do not. Malaysian palm oil giant in fight with forest people gets rebuke from RSPO (04/06/2011) A Malaysian palm oil company facing criticism for a land use dispute with fore...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0504-hance_girlscouts.html

Tweets

Girl Scouts censor Facebook criticism of palm oil in cookies:

Girl Scouts censor Facebook criticism of palm o...

grist.org 06 May '11, 12am

On a personal note, when I launched this effort with two Girl Scouts, Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen , along with Ra...