The local chapter of Dogwood Alliance, http://www.dogwoodalliance.org , staged a protest at a taco bell today. It was on the news and if they post a video of the event I'll post it here.
Wilmington Fast Food and Trees
Posted: Feb 6, 2008 09:00 AM
Updated: Feb 6, 2008 09:09 AMWILMINGTON -- Members of the Dogwood Alliance were protesting in front of the Taco Bell on South College Road, Wednesday.
The Dogwood Alliance is an organization that is against corporations' impact of industrial forestry practices.
About a dozen members voiced their concerns that fast food restaurants are destroying Southeastern North Carolina's swampland region by using paper packaging.
Trees in the Green Swamp area are cut down and used for paper packaging.
The alliance has collectd 1,300 signatures in a petition that will be sent to the CEO of Yum Brands.
Yum Brands is the parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC.
"These are 1,300 people that are involved in this campaign. From there, we are going to radiate out and get 10,000 more in the next couple of months, and they are a message to the CEO. Something we convey to them, give to them, and deliver to them," said Ruth Morrison of the Dogwood Alliance.
Members of the organization plan to protest at other Wilmington fast food restaurants in the upcoming weeks