MIGHTY EARTH

Mighty Earth is a global campaign organization that works to protect the environment. The program is inspired by the wonder of Nature and the potential for ordinary people to band together to achieve outsized, unexpected results. We focus on the big issues: conserving threatened landscapes like tropical rainforests, protecting oceans, and solving climate change.  Visit the Mighty Earth website at http://www.mightyearth.org/

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Report: BURNED: Deception, Deforestation and America’s Biodiesel Policy

by Glenn Hurowitz

Feb-01-2018

This report by Mighty Earth and Action Aid USA provides a dramatic on-the-ground glimpse of the unintended negative consequences of food-based biofuels.

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On the road with Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa beans

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"In 2018, Mighty Earth and Global Forest Watch sounded the alarm when they reported that 90 per cent of Côte d’Ivoire’s primary forest has already been razed and that on a global scale, deforestation there was accelerating at a rate surpassed only by neighbouring Ghana."

Spring can be a time for ‘green eggs and chocolate,’ say UBCO experts

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"Dr. Li also advocates for buying fair-trade chocolate, which is produced without child or forced labour. For making informed choices, he recommends reading the annual Easter Chocolate Shopping Guide. Compiled by the Mighty Earth environmental advocacy group, the guide assigns ‘Good Egg’ and ‘Rotten Egg’ awards to companies on a range of social and environmental criteria that can impact purchasing decisions."

ADM pledges to remove deforestation from its supply chain by 2030

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Mighty Earth

"Deforestation, in particular, has been a controversial issue among food manufacturers and ingredients suppliers, and ending its use is one of the goals ADM has a set target for. Competitor Cargill also stated in June 2020 that it too plans to eliminate deforestation by 2030 globally. Previously, Cargill outlined plans in 2019 to make its soy supply chain deforestation free, although it came under fire that same year by environmental watchdog Mighty Earth for not doing enough. Since then, Cargill reports that it has revamped some of its processes, with 95.68% of its soybeans sourced from Brazil coming from deforestation-free land as of June last year."

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About Mighty Earth

Mighty Earth is a global campaign organization that works to protect the environment. The program was inspired by the wonder of Nature and the potential for ordinary people to band together to achieve outsized, unexpected results. It focuses on the big issues: conserving threatened landscapes like tropical rainforests, protecting oceans, and solving climate change. 

Mighty Earth campaigns and its team have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to adopt policies to eliminate deforestation and human rights abuse from their supply chains, and driven adoption of multi-billion dollar shifts to clean energy. Steering Committee Chairman, former Congressman Henry Waxman, is responsible for some of the most important environmental legislation of the last 50 years, notably the 1990 re-authorization of the Clean Air Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. We’re proud to partner with The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on our rubber work.

Since April 2017, Mighty Earth has been a proud member of the High Carbon Stock Approach Steering Group.  It is committed to the HCS approach and will work to support the application of the HCS methodology around the world.

Whether rallying for change internationally or locally, Mighty Earth is building a movement to protect the environment.

 

Mighty is a fiscally sponsored project of the Center for International Policy.