Rainforest Action Network (RAN) protects our planet's rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. Since 1985, RAN has campaigned to transform the global marketplace through grassroots organizing, education, and non-violent direct action. RAN's emphasis on the link between corporate practices and rainforest destruction, and their willingness to publicly challenge corporations in the court of public opinion, has led many large corporations, including Citibank, Home Depot and Boise Cascade, to adopt significantly more environmentally sustainable business practices.
RAN has played a key role in organizing and mobilizing consumers throughout the United States. Through education, grassroots organizing and financial contributions, RAN supports the efforts of indigenous peoples living in threatened forest ecosystems to implement ecologically sustainable solutions within their own regions.
ABC Home & Planet Foundation applauds the effectiveness of RAN's grassroots efforts, which have dramatically raised public and corporate awareness of these critical issues. We are honored to support their ongoing work in protecting the world's remaining rainforest ecosystems.