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Jodie E.

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Review for Rainforest Action Network, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started with RAN with Randy Hayes as he founded it; prophet of old growth forests needed for the health of the entire world. Aware the destruction was driven by Corporate greed the focus was corporate campaigns to stop their violent behaviors. Over the years RAN has developed many methods starting with how to be an effective organization that works for the people of the forests as the first reason to keep the forests standing and for the people of the community working to save those forests, connecting all of us. Core to the work is that we are all connected. The team at RAN are rockstars of change on the planet. Supporting them and the network is key. And being relentless, picking a target because it is needed to change behavior and not giving up until that behavior changes, which has a cascading effect to the entire industry. It is brilliant, nimble, connected directly to those most directly affected and those needed to create the Change. The first decade was so effective that old growth wood was no longer sold in any form in the US. houses, furniture, building supplies and paper. All the industries had been shut down. We moved next to banks, taking on the biggest, everyone said it was impossible, but now all banks have staff to relate to activism committed to stopping their investments in the destruction of the planet. Disney and Pepsi Co agreements are so far reaching and global. Asia Pulp and Paper who were on the path to take out all the Indonesian Rainforests left Indonesia because of the Disney deal. The layers of life on earth that saved is beyond understanding. Network is core to the success of RAN and the care of the Rainforest, those in Action and the Network are core to the success.

Role:  Board Member

Review for Truthout, Sacramento, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What would we do without Truthout. They nurture real journalism and true journalists. Reading Truthout everyday i find the conversation i need to be more informed and smarter. Thoughtful and consider arguments and explorations into peace, climate change, racism: the issues we are grappling with daily by those in contact with the front lines.

Role:  General Member of the Public