ON THE NINTH DAY OF PEATMAS, THE PLANTATION GAVE TO ME
9 LIKEABLE LINKS!
Has Peatmas sparked your interest to learn more about sustainable palm oil, or endangered orangutans, or how you can take action? Orrr… what have we left out?
Well check out below for 9 very likeable links, for whatever peaks your interest!
1. Do you know if your favorite brand is an RSPO member? Check it out here: http://www.rspo.org/en/members_search
2. Look at the some of the amazing work being done by the Sumatran Orangutan Society to help save critically endangered animals! http://www.orangutans-sos.org/ Ever heard what an orangutan sounds like? Check it out HERE! (hint: scroll down to the very bottom)
3. Clear Labels not Clear Forests! Check out an action by Rainforest Action Network asking Cargill to disclose their supply chain and assure its customers it is not sourcing rainforest-destroying palm oil. Add your voice here: http://ran.org/act/cargill_notrade?t=u
4. Rainforest destruction for palm oil is not just a problem in Southeast Asia. See dramatic photos of tropical forest destruction to make way for a palm oil plantation in Cameroon. http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1126-hance-herakles-photos.html
5. Did you know that 2012 was the Year of the Orangutan at the Philadelphia Zoo? Celebrate the year (before it’s too late!) by telling companies you care about their impact on the planet, and thank them for their commitment to using 100% certified sustainable palm oil! http://unless.philadelphiazoo.org/send-a-thank-you/
6. Remember the pictures from Day 1 of Peatmas, of the Tripa Peat Swamp Forest burning? The Indonesian Ministry of Environment has challenged the palm oil company charged with the burning, PT Kallista Alam, in civil court. http://www.orangutan.com/conservation-news-palm-oil-company-pt-kallista-alam-fails-to-show-in-tripa-court-case/
7. A Success Story: Girl Scouts and Palm Oil : Read on to find out more about how two girl scouts were awarded U.N. Forest Heroes Award for all of their work bringing attention to the threat palm oil production poses to orangutans and the rainforest in Malaysia and Indonesia and leading a campaign to remove palm oil from Girl Scout cookies.
8. More of a Visual Learner? Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGyM0IEmdIw Or you can just watch it below:
9. Where There’s a Will, There’s Already Available Land. More Palm Oil Using Less Land? Check out these sustainability maps by the World Resources Institute: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1031-wri-maps-indonesia.html
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