Now that you know everything you ever wanted to know about the Forest Code (and then some), you’re probably wondering why we’ve chose to write so much about these reform proposals that took place back in July. Great question. (insert pat on the back here) In order for the Forest Code to be changed, ( ie the reforms to pass) – it would first have to go through the full Chamber of Deputies. Following that, because Brazil has a bicameral legislature (2 houses, […]
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!
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 […]
The National Wildlife Federation’s international team hosted rainforest champion, Brazilian Senator, and presidential candidate Marina Silva for a press conference earlier today at NWF’s Washington, DC office. Brazilian journalists covering Marina Silva’s visit to the U.S. capitol learned her impressions of the 40th anniversary Earth Day rally, where the Senator delivered an inspirational speech to a crowd of thousands this Sunday on the National Mall. Marina Silva also touched on her special meeting Sunday night with famed Avatar director James Cameron, and discussed her meeting with EPA Administrator […]
Where does the beef in the classic American burger really come from? You won’t find out from the label. New York Times journalist Michael Moss was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting this week for his investigation of food safety concerns from contamination in hamburger meat. Moss’ reporting brings to light some scary failings in federal regulation, and reinforces the urgent need for improved traceability in the sourcing of ground beef for sale in our schools, restaurants and grocery stores. Moss’ […]