This is a copy of my letter to the company today.
As a consumer, I care about what’s at my Costco. Our oceans deserve better. Costco needs to be a leader in ocean conservation, not a contributor to ocean destruction. I want Costco to have a sustainable seafood policy and stop selling red list seafood, starting immediately with orange roughy and Chilean sea bass.
Your customers want to know the truth. Stop hiding and let your customers make informed decisions about their purchases. I want Costco to have sustainable seafood and transparent labeling for all of us to see.
Costco must also begin to stand up for the oceans and support positive environmental change.
In almost every Costco store you’ll find freezers and coolers full of unsustainable fish. In fact, Greenpeace surveys found that Costco continues to sell fifteen of the twenty-two red list seafood items.
This is illegal! I will publicize the heck out of this until you decide to do the right thing. This really pisses me off.
In such a competitive world I would think you would realize how this publicity will effect your business.
I’ll get straight to the point. We need to use less oil so we can stop drilling in the arctic as well as along our coasts. If we can reduce our need for oil we can solve this rising crisis now.
If not we must keep it here to the people that cause this need and put the oil rigs right on their front beaches as a reminder of what we are doing to our world. I believe this is why we dont face this issue head on is because we dont have to look at what we are doing.
We instead import oil and drill for it in areas where wildlife and marine life will be hurt. Out of sight out of mind approach. Not exactly sure who pulls all the strings but I believe it is they with the most money.
We need to reform this outdated and failing business model. It is mainstream now to realize the important role nature plays in our economy and our daily lives. When you harm any part of the environment you are hurting yourself. This needs to come to an end.
In my life time I will see no drilling at all anywhere on our coasts or any other for that matter. We will see new technologies that support solar, wind, and alternative US fuels. So you might as well get on the band wagon now, rather than looking like the fool later.
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