Trees are the lungs of our earth! Protect the rainforests. Ancient forests are disappearing before our eyes. Not only does forest loss eliminate wildlife habitat and harm biodiversity, but tropical deforestation releases tons of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Help us protect forests and the climate. Read more.
Glenn Hurowitz of Grist to the rescue. He wrote a great op-ed in the LA Times about the omnipresence of palm oil in everything from shampoo to cookies, finding rhino-killer in Oreos, Chewy Chips Ahoy!, Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, Hershey's Kisses "Hugs," Twix and more. And not just the mainstream stuff: it's in products from Burts Bees, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and other "green" sources.
You've Heard About This Problem With Our Trees, But Do You Really Know How Big It Is?
According to the National Geographic, rainforests could vanish from the planet completely within the next century if current deforestation rates continue." Here's a really cool infographic that illustrates the many, many reasons why we can't let that happen:
Deforestation does not just mark the end of a tree's life. Rainforests hold more than 6% of the earth's flora and fauna species frog insects birds macaw gorilla snakes (including anaconda) lizards spider sloth butterflies chameleon orangutan and more. Rainforests are also First Nations. The world's rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation. Honoring, advancing and loving First Nations people is the surest way to preserve our collective…