Monday, March 26, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Do you want to quit smoking? There is a very powerful quit smoking tip that can literally change your life – because it would ensure your 100% success. Do you want to know what this is? Read on and find out all about it.
What You Need To Quit Smoking Once For All
I read once a quip that made me smile – ‘Who says quitting smoking is difficult? I have quit it five times and there is nothing to it.’ Yes, usually this is what happens. You think you left smoking for good and the habit is behind you. Then, you just smoke once with your friends – for the sake of old times – and that is it.
In your mind, this is just a one-time-smoke bit; nothing to worry about. This would be like an occasional chocolate cake slice when you diet. However, in no time, you find yourself ‘treating’ yourself on a regular basis, and supposedly out of the blue you will back smoking regularly again. You need to know and keep in mind that getting back to smoking is extremely easy. You also need to know what you would encounter when you attempt to stop smoking. The withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant and painful. Are you ready to tackle this problem head on? Do you know what medication can help you with the withdrawal symptoms? Do you know how long it takes to get rid of the habit? You need to have nerves of steel and a high level of commitment to get yourself rid of this toxic habit.
The Difference Between Success And Failure – A Great Quit Smoking Tip
When you decide to quit smoking, take another decision in your mind. Decide never to smoke a cigarette that is bought with your money, and never carry a pack on you. How this quit smoking tip helps you stay off cigarettes? Read on.
1. The first part of the quit smoking tip – never buy your own cigarettes means that if you smoke you would need someone to offer you one. Most people do not like to share their cigarettes on a regular basis and if you are identified as one who is out for freebies, you would very soon be a loner.
2. The second part of the quit smoking tip – never carry a pack of cigarettes with you. This means that you cannot depend on having a cigarette when you need one – behavior change – and hence, you would outgrow the dependency on it over time.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Last week we revealed some shocking news.
Asia Pulp and Paper - a company that is pulping Indonesia's rainforests and threatening Sumatran tigers with extinction - has been caught red-handed using a threatened and internationally protected tree species called ramin. We asked those of you following us on Facebook and Twitter to take action and ask companies still buying APP products to stop doing business with this company until it cleans up its act.
Many of you have already contacted the companies involved and it had immediate effects: within mere days some of them took action to distance themselves from APP!
However Xerox, Danone and others still have not committed to stop buying completely from Asia Pulp and Paper - if you haven't contacted them yet we still need you to help us ask these companies to stop using APP products. If you already have - thank you! And please consider asking friends and family to do the same.
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Ramin is a threatened species, protected under Indonesian law as well as the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species, the same convention designed to stop the ivory trade. The evidence of ramin at APP's pulp mill was captured on film and put online here in a totally transparent way, as well as being given directly to police in Indonesia.
Not only is APP undermining Indonesian and international regulations, it is implicating some of its biggest customers in this scandal.
Tell APP's customers to drop their contracts until APP stops pulping Indonesia's rainforests.
Thank you for supporting our campaign to protect Indonesian rainforests!
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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Peter Oswald, CEO of Mondi Group
Dave Chambers, CEO of Progressive Enterprise
John Fahey, CEO National Geogrpahic USA
Emmanuel Faber, COO Danone
Dear sir or Madam,
I am writing today because of your connection to Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), a company that has been exposed time and again for its role in the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests. For the last decade a wide range of campaign groups and others have highlighted the devastation that APP has caused in Sumatra and beyond – yet your company continues to use APP paper products.
Greenpeace’s latest investigations have exposed how APP pulp mills are riddled with ramin, an internationally protected species. The logging and trade in ramin is banned under Indonesian law.
Since 2001, at least 180,000 hectares of Sumatran peat swamp forests have been cleared in concessions now controlled by APP – an area twice the size of New York City. It’s in these sorts of forests that protected ramin trees grow and also where critically endangered Sumatran tigers can be found. With only 400 left in the wild it is crucial for their long term survival that APP stops pulping this tiger habitat.
Greenpeace’s investigation has also highlighted how your company is linked to this rainforest scandal. Forensic fibre testing of your products by independent laboratories has found they contain rainforest fibre. Supply chain research has linked these products back to APP.
Now that this issue has been brought to your attention I am asking you to act, by immediately ceasing to use APP products and publicly committing to suspend contracts with APP until they agree to stop pulping Indonesia’s natural forests.
APP has already lost contracts with companies like Adidas, Mattel and Nestle for pulping Indonesia’s rainforests and until they stop relying on rainforest timber any company using their products is complicit in this destruction.
Please take the decision today to act on this information and distance your company from APP’s illegal rainforest scandal until they clean up their act.
Thanks for your consideration.
Ramin trees are an internationally protected species and come from Indonesia’s peat swamp forests, which are home to the endangered Sumatran tiger. Only 400 remain in the wild.
Act with us: tell these companies to stop doing business with APP until they clean up their act!
Read more here: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/forests/asia-pacific/app/Tell-app/
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the world's largest producers of pulp and paper, has been caught red-handed with an internationally protected species, ramin, at their main pulp mill in Indonesia.
This violates Indonesian laws governing the logging and trade in this protected species and shows that APP's public claim to have "zero tolerance for illegal timber" is yet more inaccurate greenwash.
Ramin grows in peatland swamp forests - which are also habitat for the endangered Sumatran tiger, only 400 remain in the wild. Inside forest concessions now controlled by APP areas of peatland swamp forest twice the size of New York City have been cleared since 2001 - when logging in ramin was officially banned.
The following major companies around the world are implicated in APP's illegal -timber scandal, because they are buying products from APP that contains rainforest fibre: Xerox, Walmart, Mondi, Countdown, Danone, Collins Debden, Acer, Barnes&Noble, Parragon, Constable & Robinson, and National Geographic. You can send an email to their CEOs right now, demanding the act on this information and stop using APP products.