Gaia’s lungs are ablaze. The Amazon rainforest has been on fire for the past three weeks. Smoke from the wildfires can even be spotted from outer space.
I’ve been processing this over the past few days, unable to post about it due my own heart break and outrage. Regardless of political agenda and blame, this is a wake up call to the world about prioritizing environmental action!
We all might feel hopeless watching our sacred forests burn from afar. For those of you thinking and praying for the Amazonian Rainforests, here are 9 ways to bring prayers into action:
🔥 Do not contribute to the cattle industry that fuels roughly 80-90% of Amazon destruction and is part of the driving force behind these fires - eat less meat! 🌱
🔥 Donate to the Rainforest Trust to help save land in the rainforest. Since 1988, the organization has saved over 23 million acres and counting. Their current project in Peru is saving land in the Amazon for just 76 cents an acre.
🔥 Reduce your paper and wood consumption. Double-check with Rainforest Alliance that what you're buying is rainforest safe. You can also purchase rainforest safe products from the alliance's site.
🔥 Explore Change.org petitions. A lawyer in Rio Branco has accumulated over 77,000 of his 150,000 signature goal to mobilize an investigation into the Amazonian fires.
🔥 Donate to Amazon Watch, an organization that protects the rainforest, defends indigenous rights and works to address climate change.
🔥 Donate to the Amazon Conservation Team, which works to fight climate change, protect the Amazon and empower indigenous peoples.
🔥 Amazon Conservation accepts donations (which can be tax deductible) and lists exactly what your money goes toward. You can help plant trees, sponsor education, protect habitats, buy a solar panel, preserve indigenous lands and more.
🔥 Contact your elected officials and make your voice heard. You can find a list of your elected officials at http://www.commoncause.org
🔥 Support Survival International - Brasil. They're fighting to protect the land and the rights of indigenous people in the Amazon.
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