Sunday, October 28, 2012

Minnie gets busted

Let’s hear it for Minnie Mouse, who chained herself to the railings outside Disney Headquarters. Actually she’s an activist for the Rainforest Action Network in a rather cunning disguise. 

Minnie was protesting the fact that Disney–my publisher– had been using paper from endangered rainforests in Indonesia for its books, possibly including ‘Mousenet.’ And the protest worked!! Disney hadn’t realized where its suppliers were getting their paper until Minnie told them, and from now on they’ll insist that it be from sustainable sources. So ‘Mousemobile’ (due out next fall) will be environmentally respectable.

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