WHAT: Rainforest Action Network and Portland Schoolchildren Fly 12-story Dinosaur Hot Air Balloon To Protest Boise's Outdated Logging Practices
Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Environmental Middle School students and demonstrators fly giant dinosaur balloon to highlight the absurdity of old growth destruction and to confront Boise's local customers, including the State of Oregon and Portland State University. Boise distributes products made from endangered, old growth forests around the world and actively logs U.S. public lands, despite overwhelming public support for wilderness and old growth protection. The dinosaur balloon flight comes on the heels of a recent series of contract cancellations by Boise's top customers including Levi-Strauss, L.L. Bean, University of Notre Dame, and Patagonia.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 5, 2002
8:00 a.m. to 9 a.m.
WHERE: Environmental Middle School, 6490 SE Orange Street, Portland, Oregon
WHO: RAN, Environmental Middle School, public and press invited.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Sara Brown Riggs at RAN: (415) 398-4404 x316 or cell: (415) 572-8466.