Listen up Team Griffin, this is serious. I’mma make it short and sweet. The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is on mother fuckin fire. This year it’s burning down faster than it has in the last five years combined. The fires are illegally being started by private interest groups and farmers. Why should you care? Because the Amazon provides over 20 percent of the planet’s oxygen. It’s also removes 20% of the carbon dioxide in the air which is a deadly poison to humans and animals.
Why are they burning down the Amazon? To clear the land for special interest including cattle farming for the fast food industry. Then they start burning the cows which creates even more sulfur and carbon monoxide polluting up the air…
Brazil’s right winged President is most definitely working with our idiot President, and has ordered his government officials to “look the other way” so that these ignorant motha fuckas can continue to burn shit down.
We can only abuse the planet for so long before our lives and our families lives are at stake. And we are expeditiously reaching that point.
It’s time to take action. Here’s what YOU can do to help.
First of all, start with your daily habits and the example you lead. Use less plastic. Eat more plant based meals (less meat!). If you have the funds to do so, donate to causes that are saving the planet.
Instagram has created an easy way to donate to the Amazon specifically. Just search for the donation button in your story giphy section and post!
Cnet.com also posted thirteen ways to support the Amazon. Check out the list below and take action!
Donate to the Rainforest Trust to help buy land in the rainforest. Since 1988, the organization has saved over 23 million acres.
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.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (known as the World Wildlife Fund in the US and Canada) works to protect the species in the Amazon and around the world.
Ecosia.org is a search engine that plants a tree for every 45 searches you run.
Donate to Amazon Watch, an organization that protects the rainforest, defends Indigenous rights and works to address climate change.
Donate to the Amazon Conservation Team, which works to fight climate change, protect the Amazon and empower Indigenous peoples.
Amazon Conservation accepts donations and lists exactly what your money goes toward. You can help plant trees, sponsor education, protect habitats, buy a solar panel, preserve Indigenous lands and more.
Donate to One Tree Planted, which works to stop deforestation around the world and in the Amazon Rainforest. One Tree Planted will keep you updated on the Peru Project and the impact your trees are having on the community.
Sign Greenpeace’s petition telling the Brazilian government to save the Amazon rainforest and protect the lands of indigenous and traditional communities.
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