In June 2010, we took a stand against Canada's fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, the tar sands. Located in Northern Alberta, the tar sands supply the United States and Canada with fossil fuel and are rapidly expanding into the most environmentally destructive project on earth. At LUSH, we believe that protecting the environment is everyone's responsibility, and investing our economy in a finite resource is simply not a sustainable option for future generations. To symbolize all we have to lose by investing in the tar sands, our shop staff donned nothing but fake oil barrels and rallied our customers to sign a petition asking Prime Minister Harper to invest in green energy solutions. We created a limited edition Bath Bomb called Wild Rose, also Alberta's provincial flower, 100% of the proceeds from which were donated to our campaign partners, Rainforest Action Network.
Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action. To learn more, visit: www.ran.org
You bought a whole bunch of Wild Roses for Rainforest Action Network! $42,000 worth, in fact. We also signed Dogwood Initiative to our Charity Pot program during the campaign and were able to make a donation of $10,000 through your purchase of Charity Pot. 24,015 petition signatures for Prime Minister Harper were collected in just a two-week campaign!