The leather in your shoes could come from cattle that contributes to the destruction of the Amazon.
Please send a message to brands like Nike, Timberland, Adidas, Reebok, Clark's, and Geox that you care about where their leather comes from and that it cannot come from Amazon deforestation.
Tropical deforestation accounts for one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than the transportation sector worldwide. The biggest driver of deforestation in the Amazon is Brazil's cattle sector, and one of this sector's biggest businesses is the leather industry.
Not only is the cattle industry the main driver of deforestation in the Amazon, but it accounts for 14% of the world's annual deforestation and is Brazil's main source of carbon emissions. When we allow the Amazon to be destroyed for cattle, we destroy one of the most biodiverse rainforests in the world which releases tons of carbon into the atmosphere contributing to climate change.
Tell companies that every step counts when it comes to saving the Amazon and protecting our climate.
*Warning: Timberland, in a very deceptive move, may respond to you in an email that appears to come from Greenpeace. We'll make counterpoints available soon, but the bottom line is Timberland can not assure their leather isn't coming from Amazon destruction.