Rainforest Action Network is a 501c3 organization based in San Francisco, CA whose mission is to challenge the world's largest corporate polluters through education, grassroots mobilization, and non violent direct action.
Originally founded in1985 by Randy Hayes and Mike Roselle, RAN has led a number of successful international campaigns targeting climate change and rain forest destruction. The organization gained early international prominence through a successful campaign that pressured Burger King to stop destructive beef ranching in Central American forests.
The organization is now led by Lindsey Allen and has a staff of over 30 people. RAN also has a strong, committed board including honorary members Ali MacGraw, Bob Weir, Bonnie Raitt, Woody Harrelson, and Daryl Hannah.
Related to climate change, RAN is focused on the following program areas:
Related to rain forest protection, RAN focuses on the following:
You can support RAN through membership, monthly giving, or the "Protect an Acre" program.
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The Politics of Energy - Educated Voices Needed
The next two years will be challenging for advocates of clean energy in America.
The new Republican majority in Congress is threatening to rollback the progress of the past 6 years. Fossil fuels (tar sands oil, coal and natural gas) are their energy sources of choice - with renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal) pushed aside and starved of funding.
That is why the non-profit organizations we are highlighting in this series need your support. They have the means to educate - to inspire - to call to action - the people (like you) that can make a real difference in the debate - and keep us moving on the road to clean energy.