There’s a massive climate polluter hiding in your shopping bag

Youth activists joined the Ship It Zero coalition for an Earth Day rally on April 22, 2022, in Long Beach, California. Photo credit: Ship It Zero

Ship it zero

This is where Stand.earth and our allies come in. Together with our friends at Pacific Environment we launched the Ship it Zero campaign. We’ve identified one of the ocean shipping industry’s most powerful customers — retail giant Target — and are launching a campaign calling on Target to use its market power to transform the cargo industry from fossil-fuel laggard to a climate and public health champion.

Youth activists joined the Ship It Zero coalition for an Earth Day rally on April 22, 2022, in Long Beach, California. Photo credit: Ship It Zero

A crucial moment

We’re, uh, targeting Target because the company is a huge polluter, it’s lagging behind other retail giants, and because we know Target executives care about public opinion, especially when it comes to children’s health. Many of Target’s top decisionmakers sit on boards for Children’s Hospitals and public health organizations — the hypocrisy that their ocean shipping is increasing childhood asthma cases and other serious health issues in port communities cannot be missed.

Youth activists joined the Ship It Zero coalition for an Earth Day rally on April 22, 2022, in Long Beach, California. Photo credit: Ship It Zero

When we fight, we win

We’ll be honest: challenging billion-dollar companies like Target can feel like a daunting task. Heck, we never said that this work was going to be easy.

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