19 May '11, 5am

MT @DashkaSlater: Disney destroys tiger habitat. RAN protests. Disney calls it publicity stunt. What would Tigger say?

MT @DashkaSlater: Disney destroys tiger habitat. RAN protests. Disney calls it publicity stunt. What would Tigger say?

This isn’t a trivial matter. According to RAN: Indonesia’s rainforests, home to unique species like the orangutan and the Sumatran tiger, are under severe threat from paper companies that rely on clearing natural rainforests and peatlands. The carbon emissions from this large-scale deforestation has made Indonesia the world’s third largest greenhouse gas polluting country, behind only the U.S. and China. In a buyers guide published last year , RAN found that Disney’s paper purchasing policy lagged behind those of other other publishers including Scholastic, Hachette Book Group, and Simon & Schuster. Disney isn’t ignoring the issue. Its latest corporate responsibility report says: Disney seeks to have 100% of paper sourced for product and packaging by its non-licensed businesses be sustainable. The paper sourced will contain recycled content, be sourced from certified fores...

Full article: http://www.marcgunther.com/2011/05/18/mickey-mouse-ravage...

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Mickey Mouse: Ravager of Rainforests?

Mickey Mouse: Ravager of Rainforests?

greenbiz.com 19 May '11, 3pm

Those pesky activists from the Rainforest Action Network are at it again. Today (May 19), four activists including a coupl...