The Ukraine-Russian conflict, the global economic downturn, and the effects of the coronavirus have dominated social media and the news this year, but the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss is still ongoing. World Rainforest Day, marked annually on June 22, is a reminder that it still needs to be recognised. We are working together to spread awareness of our rainforests and motivate people to take action.
Given that the Amazon rainforests alone provide 20% of the oxygen we breathe, the rainforests are regarded as one of the most precious resources on Earth. Read on to learn about some actions we can take to safeguard our rainforests in honour of World Rainforest Day:
Support the groups that are pursuing it.
Starting small is a good way to get started. Helping and supporting the organisations that are making progress in this direction would be the first step. There are many wonderful organisations dedicated to preserving the world’s rainforests. You can assist them by making monetary donations or by raising awareness of the issue.
Become more eco-conscious
The next step would be to stop leaving a carbon footprint, or at the very least, endeavour to do so. You can achieve this by using less electronic devices, taking the bus or a bicycle instead of a car, avoiding the use of plastic, and planting more and more saplings in the area.
eating vegetarian food
Cattle farming significantly contributes to deforestation, and many rainforests are destroyed in an effort to make room for the farm.
Select goods that are charitable.
Even while buying less is preferable, there are businesses that donate to different environmental organisations for each transaction we make. It is preferable to link yourself with such brands.
Buy goods that have been produced ethically.
Many businesses offer goods that are either created from recycled materials or are responsibly sourced. Such goods can significantly reduce tropical deforestation.