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By Kim Henderson

Despite the superior conservation and environmental policy-making efforts, at the least 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest disappear every day. If motion isn't taken now, specialists estimate that the world's rainforests will more often than not disappear inside of 50 years. presently, the destruction of tropical forests is liable for 17 percentage of artificial carbon emissions—more than what comes from all of the world's autos, airplanes and ships mixed! Tropical rainforests want our help—and that is the place 50 uncomplicated Steps to avoid wasting the World's Rainforests is available in. the way forward for the world's rainforests lies to a wide quantity within the collective palms of shoppers and the way they store, because call for is what fuels the forces using deforestation—agriculture, logging, and source extraction. throughout the 50-step trip, you are going to find out how, as a client, you could unwittingly aid rainforest destruction and extra importantly, accurately how one can make assorted offerings that support save...

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And that he has done. Women source most of the ingredients sustainably, earning fair wages. Although shea nuts, the main ingredient used in Alaffia’s body-care products, are sourced from wild trees of the African savanna, not the rainforest, we include this company anyway as some of its ingredients, such as Kpangnan butter from the African butter tree, are sustainably sourced from the rainforest. Ten percent of _ Alaffia’s sales go toward community enhancement projects in Togo, West Africa and locally in Washington state, where the company is headquartered.

DAVID SUZUKI CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST Time for a biggy: palm oil. You may not even know what palm oil is, let alone how it might be affecting tropical rainforests. As the world’s most-traded plant oil, cultivation of palm oil is a major force to be reckoned with and the situation is not easily solved. However, the good news is that your consumer choices have a major impact on how this oil is produced. THE SCOOP Palm oil cultivation is a serious threat to the world’s tropical rainforests, particularly in Southeast Asia.

A deep and sincere thank you to friends who supported me and provided vaLuabLe feedback throughout the process of writing this book—Diana GouLd, Judy McLaughLin-Ryan, Ann Marsh, Linda Modaro, Marcia Newman, Katrina VogeL, Marcy Crawford, MicheLLe Liebman AngeL, Sharon Morov Warden, Lisa SLoan Strom, NeLLy Kaufer, UrsuLa GabeL Baird, Shannon CeLia, ALecia Singer, Robin ALtman, Kathy Lunsford, LiLy Jackson and Laura WeLtman. I couLd not have compLeted this without my champions—my mother, LuciLLe Stevenson, and my Late father, PauL Stevenson.

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