Trees are the lungs of our earth! Protect the rainforests. Ancient forests are disappearing before our eyes. Not only does forest loss eliminate wildlife habitat and harm biodiversity, but tropical deforestation releases tons of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Help us protect forests and the climate. Read more.
Glenn Hurowitz of Grist to the rescue. He wrote a great op-ed in the LA Times about the omnipresence of palm oil in everything from shampoo to cookies, finding rhino-killer in Oreos, Chewy Chips Ahoy!, Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, Hershey's Kisses "Hugs," Twix and more. And not just the mainstream stuff: it's in products from Burts Bees, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and other "green" sources.
Your Supermarket is Selling Rainforest DESTRUCTION! Get the Facts On Palm Oil and the U.S. Snack Food Industry! Rainforest destruction for palm oil plantations is causing orangutan extinction, human rights abuses, and massive carbon pollution. Palm oil plantations turn rainforests into biological deserts. Learn more here: understory.ran.or...
Adriane Colburn, Forest for the Trees, 2010. Paper, ink jet prints, aluminium, steel, ink, paint. Building a set of hanging terraria out of emphatically man-made materials like steel, aluminum, and paper, artist Adriane Colburn made this work in an effort to isolate the effects and pitfalls of human efforts to contain and commodify natural processes.
The skilled climbing artists on team Greenpeace (seriously, climbing stuff must be a requirement on the application) have done it again; scaling the White House-lookalike headquarters of KFC in Louisville, Kentucky and unfurling a banner decrying the company’s role in rainforest destruction.