Late last year, we decided to research Amazon’s climate impact…and it wasn’t pretty: Amazon’s shipping in 2017 alone released at least 19.1 million metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
That’s not all: when we scrutinized Amazon’s renewable energy claims, we found them to be not just lackluster, but misleading.
We’re not alone in being concerned about Amazon’s pollution: shareholders have asked the Board of Directors for a report on the feasibility of achieving “net-zero” emissions by 2030. However, as of this writing, Jeff Bezos has refused to even allow a vote on this.
Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting is tomorrow (May 30), so we need to act fast.
Will you join us in asking Amazon to act urgently on behalf of the climate? Here are a few things you can do right now:
- Send an email to Jeff Bezosasking him to adopt the “net-zero” resolution
- Retweetor share the Facebook post of our new Kids’ Challenge video with kids asking Amazon to deliver a fossil-fuel-free future (share especially with friends at Amazon!)
- Read and share our research into Amazon’s massive footprint
From fighting the Head Tax here in its hometown to soliciting tax breaks from American cities for its second headquarters, Amazon is using its power in deeply questionable ways.
Please join us in asking the company to take responsibility for its impact…there’s no such thing as being customer-centric when your business practices are helping to cook the planet.
Email Rebecca if you’d like to be part of the Amazon team!