what can i do?
Know what you are buying, educate yourself as to what ingredients are in the products you buy. The less processed food you buy the less chance it contains palm oil. Check all of your home cleaning products and personal care products, see if they contain ingredients that may be palm oil. If they do then either change to a product which doesn't or check with the company to see how the palm oil/palm oil derivative they use in the product is produced. For help with how to do this click here : RESEARCH THE PRODUCTS YOU USE
We only have one planet, we should look after it as we do our children or our animals as without it, there is no us. Sign petitions, share information whether verbally or via social networks, if possible make donations to organisations trying to fight the good fight or trying to deal with the fallout. Pressure brands still using uncertified and unsustainable palm oil via email, phone, social networks & media. Be polite and be informed, let them know you do not accept them using products which are unsustainable
PETITION : Sign petitions which circulate - they do make a difference.
Try to infuse your life and living with thought & care. Reduce the amount of things you buy which are not necessary. Reduce the amount of plastic you have in your home. If buying wood or wooden items such as furniture, check where it has come from and only buy if it has come from a certified plantation, is second hand or is made from free fallen timber. Try to replace all the paper products you buy with recycled paper products eg kitchen towels, tissues, toilet paper, office paper etc. All of these things help save the rainforest.
if there is a particular cause you feel strongly about? Think of a way or ways that you can raise some funds to give to the organisations who are trying to better the planet or environment or better the world for animals or children .
JOIN AN ORGANISATION
Join an organisation which is trying to create change in the world
If it is too scary a thought to start raising funds by yourself then volunteer with a group or organisation which already has infrastructure in place to fundraise.
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SUPPORT OTHERS TRYING TO MAKE CHANGE
Attend a fundraiser, buy a raffle ticket, share a facebook post, buy some charity merchandise or just do something to support others who are trying to make change in the world, whether it is for rainforests or for a totally different cause. We are all responsible for the planet and all upon it, we all have a voice and we are all connected. Make the connection and "Be the Change you want to see in the world" Gandhi