1) Contribute to ecotourism
The International Ecotourism Society has defined ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people.” Whereas “regular” tourism tends to cause damage, ecotourism is an educational experience that works to teach individuals, protect lands, and provide monetary to support conservation efforts. Ecotourism provides funding to organizations working to help the rainforest to heal. Visit Shipstern www.visitshipstern.com
2) Celebrating a birthday?
Encourage friends or loved ones to mark your special day with a gift from LaBrella’s collection
3) Say NO to palm oil
a key contributor to rainforest deforestation. Read your food and beauty product labels carefully and avoid this ingredient.
4) Buy sustainable coffee
Consumption of coffee can have a negative effect on the world’s rainforest. Coffee farms, like palm oil plantations, have also led to deforestation, and have also been known for their poor working conditions and human rights violations. You can work to lessen the ongoing damage to our rainforests by selecting coffee that is sustainably farmed. Look for a “Rainforest Alliance” label to show that this coffee was produced under sustainable conditions.
5) Become a friend of Shipsters or adopt a belizian animal of your choice
You will receive a certificate and as a friend of Shipstern you will also receive the newsletter “Shipstern News” twice a year. For more info please visit www.itcf.ch
6) Teach your children
about the importance of the rainforest to the health of our planet. Empower them to make responsible choices. Help them make the connection between choosing foods without the palm oil or conserving fossil fuels and protecting the rainforest. For more info at RainforestFoundation.org
Whether you choose to do trail maintenance in Costa Rica or rebuild indigenous rainforest communities in Canada, you can volunteer to save the rainforest. Through a number of organizations, you put your blood, sweat, and tears (plus some of your money) into important conservation efforts. Organizations such as United Planet, Environmental Quest, Goabroad.com, and others can help you select the volunteer opportunity that is right for you
8) Brazilian music, si, brazilian meat, no
60-70% of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon results from cattle ranching. Brazil is the world’s second largest beef exporter.
9) recycling aluminium cans
reduces the need for bauxit, which must be mized from the ground in tropical countries. Bauxit is the source of aluminium.