Boycotts are a crucial weapon to fight environment-harming firms

Laurance, Bill (2014) Boycotts are a crucial weapon to fight environment-harming firms. The Conversation, 7 April 2014.

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[Extract] In October 2000, I was driving through downtown Boise, Idaho, and nearly careered off the road. Just in front of me was a giant inflatable Godzilla-like dinosaur, well over 30m tall. It was towering over the headquarters of Boise Cascade, one of North America’s biggest wood products corporations. For years, the firm had been tangling with environmental groups who blamed the company’s logging practices for declines in the extent of old-growth forests across the globe.

Item ID: 35272
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: consumer boycott, corporations, deforestation, environmental damage, free speech, liberal-national party
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2015 23:30
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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