Join the KIMBERLY-CLARK & GREENPEACE Twitter Chat!

Five years ago, Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace established a framework for collaboration to work positively toward long-term solutions to conserve and protect forest resources worldwide. Appropriately marking the traditional “wood” anniversary, K-C and Greenpeace will host a first-of-its-kind Twitter chat to discuss progress and future goals.

The chat will cover topics such as how K-C and Greenpeace resolved their differences five years ago, what they’ve achieved since, how their relationship thrives, and where the two are moving next.

Twitter chat guests will include:

  • Peggy Ward (@PeggyatKC), Kimberly-Clark’s sustainability strategy leader for North America consumer tissue
  • Richard Brooks (@RBGreenpeace), forest campaign coordinator for Greenpeace Canada
  • Rolf Skar (@RolfSkarGP), forest campaign director for Greenpeace USA

Join the conversation at #ForestSolutions on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PST.

[BLOG]: TESORO’S CLEANUP OF MASSIVE NORTH DAKOTA OIL PIPELINE SPILL (PHOTOS)

Though the Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed due to popular backlash, oil and related hazardous materials continue to flow through the United States on trains and through pipelinesIncreasingly these pipelines leak, contaminating the surrounding neighborhoodsrivers, and wheat fields with hazardous cancer-causing chemicals like benzene.

Last year in North Dakota a Tesoro pipeline carrying oil obtained by fracking ruptured in a farmers field, spilling an estimated 20,600 barrels over a seven acre area, one of the largest land based spills in US history. The spill was caused by a leak the size of a quarter coin, and went undetected by Tesoro until the farmer drove his combine into a sodden field of oil. Tesoro has recently begun a two year cleanup, during which they will use a”thermal desorbtion” process, involving the excavation and baking of thousands of tons of soil.

Here are some things you might not know about Tesoro’s pipeline spill:

[BLOG]: THE KOCH BROTHERS DON’T LIKE SUBSIDIES YET RECEIVED $10.5 BILLION IN THEM

Crosspost from Friends of the Earth

Earlier this month, billionaire siblings Charles and David Koch made it publicly clear that they hate subsidies of all kinds — even the ones they benefit from as oil producers. Although it is refreshing to hear that even oilmen are now against oil subsidies, it would be even more refreshing if the Kochs were willing to lead by example — that is, if the Kochs were willing to return their share of the billions that fossil fuel companies receive every year in government largesse.

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[BLOG]: 7 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW TO SURVIVE A SHARKNADO…2

Join @GreenpeaceUSA on 7/30 at 9pm ET for live tweeting of the ultimate fake extreme weather event of the year Sharknado 2: The Second One — with Climate Campaign Director Kelly Mitchell @kellyemitchell and Oceans Campaign Director John Hocevar @JohnHocevar.


Duh-duh, duh-duh, DUH-DUH! Hear that? It’s the sound of the massive social media storm about to hit us this Wednesday at 9pm EDT when Sharknado 2: The Second One premieres.

For the uninitiated, a sharknado is exactly what it sounds like. A tornado made of sharks. But don’t worry, it’s not even close to real. It was, however, the ultimate campy scifi made-for-tv movie of 2013, with over 1 million people tuning in when it aired. And this week, the fin-omenon is back for a second round, featuring Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, and even Kelly Osbourne.

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