This weekend in Washington, DC World Cup fans rooted for the Amazon rainforest at a showing of the USA v England game in Dupont Circle! Check out more pics on Flickr. Join the U.S. National Team’s Defender Jonathan Spector in supporting NWF’s TEAM AMAZON! Visit www.nwf.org/worldcup today to sign NWF’s petition and show your support for Deforestation-Free Leather products. Resources: Root for companies that ‘play fair’ – Join NWF’s TEAM AMAZON! Follow the FIFA World Cup with NWF on Facebook Learn more about the Amazon-World […]
Root for rainforests during this year’s FIFA World Cup June 11-July 11! Join National Wildlife Federation’s TEAM AMAZONand show your support for cleats, balls, apparel and other leather products that are deforestation-free. Stay involved–follow the 2010 World Cup with the National Wildlife Federationon Twitter and Facebook! Resources: Root for companies that ‘play fair’ – Join NWF’s TEAM AMAZON! Follow the FIFA World Cup with NWF on Facebook Learn more about the Amazon-World Cup connection NWF International – Protecting Forests in Unlikely Places NWF’s Climate Change, Deforestation […]
Join TEAM AMAZON, National Wildlife Federation – International’s NEW! Facebook page. Get updates on the 2010 FIFA World Cup games and learn more about how NWF & World Cup sponsors are showing deforestation the red card! http://www.nwf.org/worldcup — COMING SOON!
Check out National Wildlife Federation’s latest video clip to learn more about the connection between the Amazon rainforest and products we use each day! An area of rainforest as large as the state of Texas has been cleared in Brazil’s Amazon and is now used for cattle pasture, making cattle expansion the largest driver of deforestation on the planet. Beef, leather and other cattle products make it into items we use, eat and wear each day. But solutions exist! Visit http://www.nwf.org/deforestation to find out more… Related Resources: National Wildlife Federation Climate Change, […]
What does the fashion industry have to do with tropical rainforests? Check out our NEW PAGE to follow the National Wildlife Federation as we travel around the world, from Brazil to China, promoting market-based solutions to deforestation in the Amazon and other tropical regions. We’re working to engage international producers, retailers and consumers to address the “forest footprints” of key agricultural products, including leather sourced from the Brazilian Amazon. See our latest update: HONG KONG–Working Towards Company Commitments to Deforestation-Free Leather To learn more, follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
At a special event on Capitol Hill this week, conservation giant Jane Goodall joined Avoided Deforestation Partners founder Jeff Horowitz in calling on lawmakers to include sufficient funding for international forest protection in U.S. climate and energy legislation. The Capitol Hill briefing focused on opportunities for U.S. leadership today, and stressed the importance of tropical forests in climate, energy and foreign policy. Also lending their voices in support of the cause were Senator Patrick Leahy (Vermont), Senator Sam Brownback (New Mexico), Congresswoman Nita Lowey (New York), and the Presidents […]
This week Nestlé responded to public demand that it stop buying palm oil—an ingredient in products from Kit Kat bars to Pringles—from areas of tropical deforestation. This decision followed two months of campaigning by the international environmental group Greenpeace. The take-away message from this story: to save our planet’s rainforests, we have to focus on major international drivers of deforestation–and when it comes to influencing big companies, every voice counts. Whether we like it or not, palm oil is an ingredient in […]
Make your voice heard! Last week, supporters sent thousands of messages to the United States Senate asking their senators to tell Majority Leader Reid to include funding to protect rainforests in the American Power Act. Many developing countries are trying to put an end to deforestation, but they cannot do it without support. A “set aside” of allowances for rainforest protection programs would help developing countries strengthen their ability to measure and reduce deforestation. The American Clean Energy and Security Act, passed in the U.S House […]
A senate climate bill will be announced on Capitol Hill today to address America’s climate and energy crisis, but they left out one important element—protecting rainforests. Tropical deforestation contributes as much as 15% of all carbon dioxide pollution each year. Tropical forests are home to over half of all species on earth and millions of people depend on them for their livelihoods. That’s why it’s essential that U.S. climate legislation include funds to protect rainforests and assist developing countries in transitioning to a clean and sustainable energy […]
As the weather turns beautiful again on the east coast, spring and summer fashions have arrived! Patent leather heels and flats are especially big this season. If hiking outdoors is more your style, great new leather boots and gear are now on sale. But these products bear hidden costs beyond their price tags. When we buy leather in glittering malls in the United States, many of us are unaware of the impacts our purchases have on distant rainforests. Thanks to a new […]