Saving our home the Rainforest

Saving our home the Rainforest

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Maggie Kirk started this petition to Rainforest Trust

By saving the rainforest you save your friends, family, and future. Did you know that 60% of all anti-cancer plants come from the rainforest?

By signing you will impact the earth as well as many plants and animals around the world. In a study in the Amazon rainforest between 2014 and 2015, 381 new species were discovered.

Chemicals, when exposed to the forces of nature, wash off into other areas of the rainforest and leach into layers below the ground, where the chemicals may lay for many years. Some pesticides can be toxic to plant and animal life, inhibiting growth and causing illness.

People have also been chopping down much of the rainforest to make products like paper and wood, about the size of New Jersey is cut down every year!

The loss of trees and other vegetation can cause climate change, desertification, soil erosion, fewer crops (which are transported all over the world, and a lack of crops, which will cause a higher rate of hunger), flooding, which can cause people’s homes to be destroyed, and increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. 

Forests cover 31% of land on our planet. They help people thrive and survive by, purifying water and air and providing people with jobs. Some 13.2 million people across the world have a job in the forest sector and another 41 million have a job that is related to this.

Many animals rely on forests. Eighty percent of the world's land-based species, such as rhinos, and elephants, live in forests. Forests also play a critical role in mitigating climate change because they soak up carbon dioxide that would otherwise be free in the atmosphere and contribute to ongoing changes in climate patterns. 

My mission is to donate to conservations such as rainforest trust that work to protect the rainforest from harm.

When you sign this petition you vouch to limit the amount of plastic waste you let into the environment, to make sure you aren’t buying paper and wood products from companies that clear cut, and to stop the use of pesticides and herbicides you use, and instead use alternatives like vinegar, that removes invasive plants. It doesn’t harm animals and is found in almost every American household.

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