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Rain Forests and Old Growth Forests

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Forests, especially rain forests and old growth forests, are the lungs of the planet. Taking in carbon dioxide that is expired by animals and produced by burning of fossil fuels, the forests produce oxygen that we need to live. Rain forests and old growth

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Dee C (229)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 7:03 am
These unique resources should be protected as human heritage sites and natural resource treasures. Old growth forests have not been logged for at least 200 years. They contain a variety of tree species of varying ages, including some very large trees that are hundreds, or even thousands of years old. Covering less than 2% of the Earth's total surface area, the world's rainforests are home to 50% of the Earth's plants and animals. Other types of forests can be managed sustainably to provide the materials that are needed for human use.

The root causes of deforestation are poverty, overpopulation, market forces, globalization, and government policies. Proximate causes are unsustainable logging, conversion of forests to agriculture and urban land uses, road and pipeline construction, overgrazing, and harvesting of trees for fuel.

Do you love the Earth? Want to walk your talk? Then take one or more of these steps today:

Stop using paper plates and napkins—use reusable plates and cloth napkins
Take a reusable cup to buy coffee or tea
Buy paper products with at least 30% postconsumer recycled content
Don’t eat beef from cows that were grazed on cleared rain forests
Contribute to efforts to reduce rates of poverty and overpopulation
Support government policies that protect old growth forests and rain forests
Buy wood products that come from sustainably managed forests
Don’t buy products containing palm oil, much of which comes from plantations that have replaced rain forests
Buy fair trade products such as Brazil nuts and shade grown coffee that are grown sustainably in rain forest ecosystems and that provide a viable income to the workers.

Alexandra G (250)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 7:05 am
thank you, Dee, fo very interesting article

Ben O (172)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 7:43 am
I wonder if we will EVER learn about the importance of our Rain Forests and Old Growth Forests...???

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 9:37 am
We really should enjoy what forests+trees are here now cos in 50-100 years most will be destroyed+replaced with concrete+glass structures.. Thanks

penny C (88)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 2:41 pm

thanks Dee.

Chris Otahal (507)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 6:10 pm
Other opportunities to help out forests at these sites - just click your mouse! (Swedish Site - press the brown button with the trees)

Remember to repeat daily :) We all need to do our part!

Also, you can now redeem butterfly credits to save rainforest land too :)

Judith Emerson (0)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 7:48 pm
i'm wondering how we're gonna be able to breathe in 20-30 yrs. Things aren't going well for our kids' & grandkids' future! :(

Dee C (229)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 8:09 pm
Thanks for all the links Chris..I really like the new rainforest land that we can donate to..

Dee C (229)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 8:11 pm
I'd like to think we can and will make it better for future generations..We have to try our best to do so..And think positive..

Sheila Baker (0)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 10:15 pm
We must save the rainforest if we're going to save the planet.

Sylvie A (193)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 4:40 am
Cet espace est primordial pour l'avenir de la planète. Il faut le protéger.

Dee C (229)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 5:44 am
Yes Sylvie..We need to do everything in our power to protect it..It is a sacred space..Indeed..

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 7:42 am
Best keep on signing these petitions then and make sure that we know exactly whom we need to vote into power.

. (0)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 7:42 am
Noted & posted

Frances Darcy (170)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 10:51 am
noted .

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 11:12 am
noted,signed,shared in fb,twitter,google+.thx.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 11:42 am
Noted, I try to do most of these ideas already, but it always good to be reminded..

Carla van der Meer (648)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 1:38 pm

David C (165)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 1:47 pm
I try to do these and click at all the sites mentioned during the discussion, also spam flagged.

Dee C (229)
Monday March 17, 2014, 9:13 pm
Thanks Dave..
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