Take a stand for rainforests by joining Rainforest Relief at a rush hour protest in Northwest Portland from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 20 against Cost Plus World Market, a chain of 220 stores that sells outdoor furniture made of woods from highly endangered rainforests in Indonesia and Indochina. Three-fourths of the logging in Indonesia is being done illegally. Indigenous people and wildlife, particularly the highly endangered orangutan, are being decimated by this logging.
We will legally display a large banner and hand out flyers to shoppers to increase the pressure on this company, demanding that they immediately stop selling the Indonesian products and stop selling any other products containing woods from endangered rainforests. Meet at the bottom of the stairs behind the Cost Plus store at NW 23rd and West Burnside. Bring drums or other instruments if you have them!
Rainforest Relief has sent over a thousand postcards to the company asking that they stop selling these woods, and held two prior protests at one of their Portland stores last December (see story at http://www.rainforestrelief.org/News_and_Events/Recent_Actions/Northwest_Chapter_Targets_Cost_Plus.html)
We know they are taking notice, as they have begun discussing environmental issues around their furniture on their website. Unfortunately, they have not ceased sales of woods from endangered forests.