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[ World Rainforest Week is October 12-18 ]

How will you celebrate World Rainforest Week this year?

As tropical forests around the world continue to be endangered by unsustainable logging practices, climate change and the expansion of agribusiness, now is a critically important time to stand up for rainforests! Please plan to join a celebration of the forests by taking action to support these global treasures and ensure that future generations will benefit from the clean air, biodiversity and climate control that rainforests provide.

The Rainforest Action Network(RAN) has some great ideas on ways to celebrate World Rainforest Week.

Hold a movie screening and discussion showing the documentary “Green”: Green tells a moving story about the corporate conversion of rainforests in Indonesia for palm oil, tropical wood and paper through the eyes of a dying orangutan. As you may already know, almost 90% of orangutan habitat has already disappeared. If current trends of deforestation continue, the orangutan will be extinct in the near future.

Green can be downloaded for free at http://greenfilm.free.fr/. Register your screening by contacting Hillary@ran.org, and they’ll send you discussion questions and some tips for a successful movie night.

Gather petition signatures

Sign the RAN petition TODAY to protect our food supply and tell Cargill that you want corporate influence out of science and research.  And you can find more information about Cargill’s role in rainforest destruction for palm oil plantations at http://action.ran.org/problem-palm-oil-factsheet. (Please return all signed petitions to RAN!)

For more ideas on ways to celebrate World Rainforest Week, visit the Rainforest Action Network website here.

Have a wonderful World Rainforest Week! Comment below and tell us how you plan to celebrate!

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