Welcome to this month’s edition of #WATWB – We are the World Blogfest, where writers and bloggers are invited to participate by sharing a post that resonates with them on good deeds going on around the world to focus on some of the good things good in the world. In light of Climate Change and the recent fires in the Amazon, I’m sharing this wonderful effort to help the Amazon Rainforest.
Ways That we can Help the Amazon Rainforest
“Organizations, communities, and individuals have been coming together over the past two weeks to mitigate the current fires burning in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. The Amazon is an amazing ecosystem that everyone depends on for the health of the planet
This year, there has been an over 80 percent increase of fires throughout the country; that means that every minute about three football fields are destroyed. Although the situation on the ground is complicated, there are some important ways that we can help.
While it’s hard to be so far away from a crisis, in today’s globalized society we have more power than ever. By changing our consumption and empowering communities on the ground, we can reduce deforestation and show solidarity.”
“A way that we can consume more consciously is by purchasing coffee and chocolate that are Rainforest Alliance certified. This certification ensures us that the food we are consuming did not cause forest destruction and that workers are paid a livable and just wage. Plus, Rainforest Alliance chocolates and coffees are delicious!
Unfortunately, many of the fires around the world are happening around farmland . . .Please Continue Reading to find more ways to contribute to saving the rainforest.
The last Friday of each month #WATWB celebrates good things happening around the world. If you’d like to participate, please follow this link. Your hosts for the month are: Sylvia Stein (@sylvia_stein07) Eric Lahti (@ericlahti1) Shilpa Garg (@shilpaagarg) & Lizbeth Hartz (@LizbethHartz)