I woke up to the news earlier this week to see the Amazon burning …the lungs of the earth that provide 20% of earth oxygen is being burnt down as I write this. So it appears the company seeking to make more money for themselves think that’s it makes sense to burn it down to grow cattle & mining?
Honestly, I felt overwhelmed & hopeless…what can I do a little person on the other side of the world…then I looked at my two little one’s bright smiles & thought if I don’t do something, albeit small, nothing will change for them. So I’ll ask you to do the same, to share this on social media, with your network & show the policymakers & corporates that we see that they’re burning our home & we’re taking action.
It’s as simple as a click to contribute to the collective action for the Amazon Forest.
WHAT ACTION CAN YOU TAKE?
Sign Greenpeace’s petition telling the Brazilian government to save the Amazon rainforest and protect the lands of indigenous and traditional communities.
Sign Change.org petition by A lawyer in Rio Branco has accumulated over 77,000 of his 150,000 signature goal to mobilize an investigation into the Amazonian fires.
Donate to Rainforest Action Network to protect an acre of the Amazonian rainforest.
Donate to the Rainforest Trust to help buy land in the rainforest. Since 1988, the organization has saved over 23 million acres.
Ecosia.org is a search engine that plants a tree for every 45 searches you run.
Reduce your paper and wood consumption. Double-check with Rainforest Alliance that what you’re buying is considered rainforest-safe. You can also purchase rainforest-safe products from the alliance’s site.
Reduce your beef intake. Beef found in processed products and fast-food burgers often comes from the rainforest.
Switch your energy consumption to use a renewable energy source for your home & business.
Contact your elected officials and make your voice heard. [FOR US & EU – as they are Brazil’s biggest buyers of meat, soy & wood products]
Source: Cnet 📷Ivan Canabrava/Reuters