By Kim Henderson

Despite some of the best conservation and environmental policy-making efforts, no less than 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest disappear on a daily basis. If motion isn't taken now, specialists estimate that the world's rainforests will usually disappear inside of 50 years. at present, the destruction of tropical forests is answerable for 17 percentage of synthetic carbon emissions—more than what comes from all of the world's vehicles, airplanes and ships mixed! Tropical rainforests desire our help—and that is the place 50 uncomplicated Steps to save lots of the World's Rainforests is available in. the way forward for the world's rainforests lies to a wide quantity within the collective palms of customers and the way they store, on the grounds that call for is what fuels the forces riding deforestation—agriculture, logging, and source extraction. during the 50-step trip, you'll learn the way, as a shopper, you'll unwittingly help rainforest destruction and extra importantly, accurately how one can make various offerings that support save...

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But in order to do so, we must know exactly what is driving deforestation. THE DRIVERS OF DEFORESTATION Despite increased awareness and Herculean efforts on the part of conservation groups, environmental policy makers and activists, the world’s tropical rainforests continue to slip away each day. com. What’s driving the deforestation? Subsistence farming is the largest driver, followed closely by cattle ranching, commercial agriculture and logging. A small percentage of deforestation is driven by oil drilling, metal extraction and other activities.

Com WHAT YOU CAN DO To ensure you are not harming rainforests when you buy gold, follow these suggestions: Buy recycled gold jewelry (see our suggestions at left). Buy vintage jewelry. If you type the words “vintage jewelry” into any online search engine, you’ll find dozens of results. Purchase sustainably sourced gold from retailers such as Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co. was the first retailer to work with Earthworks’ No Dirty Gold campaign. Or for more casual jewelry, check out the Love Earth collection available from Walmart and Sam’s Club where you can actually trace the origin of your jewelry!

And that he has done. Women source most of the ingredients sustainably, earning fair wages. Although shea nuts, the main ingredient used in Alaffia’s body-care products, are sourced from wild trees of the African savanna, not the rainforest, we include this company anyway as some of its ingredients, such as Kpangnan butter from the African butter tree, are sustainably sourced from the rainforest. Ten percent of _ Alaffia’s sales go toward community enhancement projects in Togo, West Africa and locally in Washington state, where the company is headquartered.

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