The Patagonia Campaign is heating up! Momentum is building after Pro-Build, one of the largest construction suppliers in the US, decided to drop Chilean wood products over the controversial plans to dam Chilean Patagonia's Baker and Pascua rivers. You can help now more than ever.
People from all over the world have already sent tens of thousands of protest emails to companies involved in these plans. The multi-billion dollar HidroAysén scheme would savage an untouched wilderness, wreak havoc with local communities, destroy traditional jobs, and irreversibly crush a delicate web of life. The dams would require transmission lines 1,500 miles long, and much of that would slash through rare Patagonian forests.
We're now focusing our attention on The Home Depot; they're one of the largest US buyers of wood products from the Matte Group's "CMPC" and the Angelini Group's "Arauco." The Matte and Angelini groups together control the Chilean partner for the HidroAysén scheme that would kill the Pascua and Baker rivers. As important customers of the Matte and Angelini groups, The Home Depot has strong buying power to help us stop HidroAysén.
As the next step in stopping this disaster, we're asking you to help us flood The Home Depot's corporate headquarters with old-fashioned (100% post-consumer recycled) paper letters. We've come up with a model for the letter (see below). All you need to do is fill in your information below; when you hit send, your letter will be automatically signed and emailed to us. We'll then print it out on that 100% post-consumer recycled paper, collect a large pile, and mail them all directly to Frank Blake, the CEO of The Home Depot.
And remember that you also have buying power as a potential or actual customer of The Home Depot. Tell them you won't shop at their stores until they stop buying CMPC and Arauco products.