Nearly 200 different actions, events and demonstrations against Kimberly-Clark took place across Canada and the USA and around the world as part of the International Day of Action to Save the Boreal Forest on November 3rd.
Protests and events were held in cities as diverse as Birmingham, Alabama.; Edmonton, Alberta; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Las Vegas, Nevada; Seattle, Washington; Toronto, Ontario; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita, Kansas to name just a few. The actions are part of a growing groundswell of support for the protection of the Boreal forest.
Forest activists and Greenpeace volunteers set up art installations of toilet bowls flushing forests in public squares, placed mock clearcuts in busy pedestrian malls, staffed information tables at schools and universities, ‘adopted’ grocery stores selling forest destruction, broadcast radio clips via pirate radio and dropped banners over expressways – all to raise the profile of Boreal forest destruction and to pressure Kimberly-Clark to stop wiping away ancient forests.
Thousands of other activists called Kimberly-Clark and sent letters of concern to Kimberly-Clark through the Kleercut Action Center, supporting from their homes, offices and libraries those activists took action on the streets of North America.
The actions are part of a coalition effort by environmental groups including Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network, ForestEthics, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. All told over 350 different events occurred pressuring forest products companies like Kimberly-Clark, Victoria’s Secret and Xerox to stop the destruction of ancient Boreal forests.
If you haven’t taken action yet – you can still do so now.
Call Kimberly-Clark and tell them to stop destroying ancient Boreal forests.