What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
They are the lungs of the Earth, and they fill our lungs with oxygen. They nourish the soil and provide us with fresh water. They regulate climate. They are home to diverse and increasingly endangered life forms. They hold secrets we have yet to discover.
Forests aren’t just the stuff of fairy tales, but they are heading that way. Deforestation continues at a rate of 32 million acres per year. But you can help stop it.
Protect an acre
Through Conservation International, you can protect an acre of forest for $15
Adopt an acre
Through the Nature Conservancy, you can adopt an acre for $50
Buy certified wood and paper products
Check to see if the product you’re about to purchase is certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). Their logo looks like this: