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Help Save Our Environment By Fighting For A Zero Deforestation Policy

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     Something to think about: “ The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Let’s scale that to 46 years. We have been here for 4 hours. Our Industrial Revolution began 1 minute ago. In that time, we have destroyed more than 50% of the world’s forests” (Greenpeace International). Remember, there is no Planet ‘B.’ It is estimated that within 100 years there will be no rainforests. We are leaving future generations with our mess of a planet because we are too caught up in our own selfish ways to do something. How would it make you feel knowing you are killing your own grandchildren because of these selfish needs?

     Rainforest's are hotspots for biodiversity and filter vast amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. Destruction of these rainforests for palm oil plantations is driving species to extinction and causing massive carbon pollution. Fifty percent of the products we buy contain palm oil; cosmetics, food, detergents, soaps, etc.

     Deforestation affects our environment in many ways, it increases global warming, decreases food for natives, causes more soil erosion, and creates more carbon dioxide. It not only affects the countries facing forest clearing, but it also harms the whole world in dealing with the after-effects. Trees that are removed cause more animals to become extinct, disrupting our food chain, and at the same time causing a decrease in resources for vital medicines. The major cause of deforestation: palm oil plantations. 300 soccer fields of rainforest are cleared every hour for palm oil industries at the cost of the lives of thousands of endangered species.

     If we keep buying products that contain palm oil, manufacturers will continue to use it. Rainforest destruction is likely found in every room in your house. But if corporations have the ability to destroy the world's forests, they also have the power to help save them. By helping in the fight to develop a Zero Deforestation Policy, we will ask suppliers to supply products that won’t impact the environment.

     All delivered materials must be traceable back through the supply chain. This ensures that by 2020, all manufacturers will know the sources of all palm oil they use, and will only buy palm oil that is guaranteed “free from deforestation.” By only buying from companies that have a commitment to the Zero Deforestation Policy, we ensure that the products we buy are creating an environmentally friendly change.

     By supporting the Zero Deforestation Policy, we ensure that millions of species of plants and animals will be sustained, and our carbon dioxide levels in oxygen will be controlled. It will reduce global warming from occurring, and completely reverses the harm deforestation has on the world, prolonging life.

        If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money. Stop palm oil industries from killing our world. When you help petition for the Zero Deforestation Policy, you help eliminate the problems we’ve created. We won’t have a society if the environment is destroyed. So please don’t support palm oil products for your own death, spread the word!



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