Wanted to send you all out a copy of the March 17th Call to Action to
Demonstrate Against Home Depot. Some of you may have seen it but please
pass it on to other networks, friends, allies etc. The word is just in Home
Depot has unveiled their long awaited environmental policy and it's a
complete scam! It doesn't even address the issue of old growth forests.
This means they need to hear from each and every one of us. We need
demonstrations at their stores everywhere so that they know that grassroots
activists are not going to tolerate them profiting from the liquidation of
the world's last remaining old growth forests! Organize a demonstration for
the 17th today! Let us know as soon as you know if/where you are doing an
event, who the local contact is (for both the media and activists that
contact us to be in involved in your event) phone, email and snail mail.
For more information you can reach me at the 1-800-989-RAIN number below or
at email@example.com. Keep up all the great work and keep in touch. In
solidarity,- Patrick, RAN
PLEASE POST WIDELY :
CALLING ALL ACTIVISTS!
This March 17th tell Home Depot to stop selling old growth wood and go
Home Depot is the world's largest retailer of old growth forest products.
On the shelves of their over 700 stores you can find products ripped out of
the heart of every major threatened forest ecosystem on the planet.
Since 1992 they have consistently maintained they are a good environmental
citizen while breaking every commitment they have made to protect old growth
forests. Now is the time for grassroots activists across the hemisphere
(U.S. Canada and Chile) to unite and show Home Depot that we won't allow
them to profit off the destruction of the world's remaining old growth
forests. With only 22% of the world's old growth forests left the
continued sale of products derived from this forests is not only barbaric
and immoral but sheer idiocy! Home Depot must stop!
A broad coalition of groups including American Lands Alliance, Rainforest
Action Network, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Free the Planet,
Action Resource Center, Rainforest Relief, Forest Action Network, Sierra
Student Coalition, Canadian Rainforest Network and activists in three
countries are organizing to make this March 17th a day that Home Depot will
Activities will range from informational pickets and protests to
guerrilla theater, civil disobedience and non-violent direct action. Pick a
store near you and start organizing today! To find your nearest Home Depot
check out their store locator on their web site at www.homedepot.com.
An organizer's kit with background information, the latest on Home Depot PR
efforts, campaign materials and information on how to do a Dead Rainforest
Tour is available for the Rainforest Action Network.
CONTACT RAN TODAY! 1-800-989-RAIN or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a
campaign list serve to help coordinate activities. To get on it contact Liz Butler
at American Lands Alliance - email@example.com or call 202-547-9098.
Send her your name, organization, and contact info and get on the list
serve. More information about the campaign is available at www.ran.org
If we don't take action to save the world's forests - who will?
Patrick Reinsborough, Grassroots Coordinator
RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK
221 Pine, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 398-4404 Fax: (415) 398-2732
Rainforest Action Network works to protect the Earth's rainforests and
support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots
organizing, and non-violent direct action.