Micro-Lending for Small Businessess

Ripple worked with Accion to raise awareness about their efforts in Colorado, where they have provided loans totaling more than $8.2 million to some 608 small businesses across the state, leading to the creation of over 1,200 jobs.

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#Coal #KeepItInTheGround

Ripple has worked with the fierce and fearless WildEarth Guardians on a number of campaigns to keep coal in the ground in an effort to slow down climate change.  One of these campaigns involved a lawsuit that the Guardians won against the U.S. Department of the Interior, which illegally approved the expansion of two coal […]

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Divest from Fossil Fuels

As governments move ever-so-slowly to determine viable policy solutions to climate change, there is a fast-growing movement among foundations, universities and other investors to take matters into their own hands.   Ripple worked with the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and the Intentional Endowments Network to publicize the first-ever Colorado gathering of experts exploring how to divest […]

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Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools is a national organization that helps kids graduate by providing them with food, clothing, medical care, and other services that kids need in order to stay engaged.

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McDonald’s Marketing To Kids

Ripple teamed up with Corporate Accountability International to publicize a shareholder resolution targeting McDonald’s predatory marketing practices to children. The media attention generated was astounding.

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Bottled Water Out of National Parks

Ripple worked with Corporate Accountability International’s ‘Think Outside the Bottle’ campaign to get bottled water out of our national parks – which seems to us like a pretty obvious thing to do.

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We The People Amendment

Ripple publicized a press conference held by Move To Amend in which Congressman Rick Nolan introduced a constitutional amendment to declare that corporations are not people and money is not speech.

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Nanoparticles in Food Products

Ripple propelled the issue of nanotechnology in food into the mainstream media. With stories in the NY Times and Scientific American, we are hoping to pressure companies into coming clean about their use of nano.

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Suspicious Ohio Election Software

Ripple worked with renowned voting rights advocates to publicize a lawsuit about a last-minute “experimental” software patch that controls vote counting tabulators in electronic voting machines in 39 counties in Ohio.

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Toxic Phones

Ripple teamed up with HealthyStuff.org and iFixit.com to release a new study on toxic chemicals in cell phones, including the iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III. NY Times, CNET, Wired and others covered this story.

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Toxic Children’s Jewelry

The Ecology Center’s recent study of toxic chemicals in low-cost jewelry proves that lead, cadmium, nickel, mercury and other hazardous chemicals are contained in many of these products marketed to children.

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The Hands That Feed Us

New York Times, NPR, Daily Beast, Los Angeles Times, Fox, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune & many other media outlets covered this first-of-a-kind report by the Food Chain Workers Alliance.

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