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Take Action to Save the Amazon
Petition by Green Peace
To UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
UK government: no trade talks with Brazil until the Amazon fires are out
“The Amazon rainforest is burning. If the fires continue to rage, it’s not just the rainforest that’s at stake – it’s our very survival. Because if the Amazon dies, our chances of avoiding total climate breakdown will be seriously under threat.”
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Petition by The Sum of Us to:
President of the European Council,President of the European Commission, President of the European Parliament
Immediately end negotiations with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and halt the EU-Mercosur trade agreement.
“With the blessing of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, illegal loggers are mounting an all-out assault on our planet’s “green lung”, its vital carbon stores and the three million species of plants and animals who call it home.”
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Petition by Care2 to:
Brazilian officialsThe Amazon Has Been Burning For Weeks, Demand Accountability!
“The Amazon rainforest, sometimes referred to as the lungs of the earth, has been uncontrollably burning for weeks now. This may be the first you’ve heard of it given that mainstream media took 3 full weeks to decide this environmental destruction was worth covering. The fires were set by people looking to clear land and make money off of it, but now we need to hold them accountable!
Sign the petition to ask the Brazilian government to do something about the people who just decided to burn down this critical rainforest!
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World Wildlife Fund
Here are 5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE AMAZON RAINFOREST from the World Wildlife Fund
“Right now, the Amazon is burning. We’re all outraged and heartbroken by what’s happening – and many of you probably feel powerless. But here are 5 ways you can help.”
Indy100 from the Independent
Many more ideas for action you can take from Indy100 from the Independent. Includes a list of charities
Lots of people have set up their own Facebook donation pages so you can feel like you’re doing something where you can see a slight difference, but you can also donate to “top charities like Amazon Frontlines or the Rainforest Action Network who are doing all they can to minimise the damage. Activists like Gina Martin have detailed more information on their personal accounts. In addition various other charities and organisations such as Amazon Watch, the World Wildlife Fund, the Rainforest Alliance,and the Rainforest Trust all have emergency donation buttons set up on their home pages to make it quick and easy.
Please read more and take action, a wide range of activities to choose from all in one place.
Seven ways you can help save the Amazon rainforest
https://www.indy100.com/article/how-to-save-amazon-rainforest-fires-climate-change-brazil-9076416 Concerning Number 3 Eat Less Beef. In fact it is best if you can go vegan: Eat no meat, dairy or eggs
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Save the rainforest by purchasing land for as little as $10 – $10 protects 10 acre of land
“In the past three weeks, tens of thousands of fires have ignited in the Amazon Rainforest. Help protect the lungs of the Earth by purchasing land for protection.
GreaterGood.org has partnered with Rainforest Trust to help preserve a critical area of 6 million acres currently at risk. Together, we can help 220 indigenous communities gain legal protection over their land so they can fight back against the expansion of logging and agricultural deforestation.”
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Rainforest Action Network
Amazon Fires: How Can You Help?
The Amazon Rainforest is on Fire, and We Need to Act NOW
Three ways to help save the Amazon: