Celebrate Earth Month

80% OF TERRESTRIAL LIFE LIVES IN FORESTS

Every year on April 22nd, millions of people around the globe raise their voices to spread awareness about deforestation’s effect on the climate, biodiversity, and indigenous peoples.  Today, we ask you to make a pledge to support forest peoples in their effort to eliminate deforestation and help fight the climate crisis.

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$25

Secures monthly mobile phone coverage for a community monitor patrolling the forest to prevent illegal deforestation.

$50

Covers the cost of purchasing a GPS enabled mobile phone and solar charger for a community monitor for a month.

$100

Over the course of a year, $100/mo covers the cost of one drone used to alert indigenous communities about illegal invaders.

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You have the power

The rise in consumerism has opened the doors for unregulated industries such as illegal mining, logging and ranching to encroach on indigenous territories and fragment rainforest ecosystems.

Climate scientists across the globe agree that the next decade will be critical in the fight against climate change. Every year we see more signs of the climate crisis: from rising temperatures, wildfires, severe storms, and surging seas. Yet, the power to reverse this course rests with us.

While irresponsible governments and greedy corporations play an important role in greenhouse gas emissions, there are many actions that you as an individual can take to help protect our planet.

HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO

For Earth Day 2021, RFUS is launching a 10-day challenge with meaningful practices designed to strengthen your relationship with nature and lower your environmental impact.

Lifelong habits start with daily actions. Make the pledge to take these daily steps, now and into the future. You can make a difference. Together as a community, we can change behaviors, attitudes, and industries that negatively impact the world’s tropical forests and the indigenous peoples that call them home.

10-Day Challenge

DAY 1 

🌳 Healthy Environment 
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Happy Brain
Take a moment to reconnect with nature and give yourself a break.  Many of us spend most of our days at home or work; fostering a connection with Mother Nature is essential for our mental wellbeing.

DAY 2

🗑️ Go Zero Waste
Almost everything we consume is wrapped in plastic. Go plastic-free for one day! Avoid buying plastic-wrapped groceries and objects.

DAY 3

☎️ Contact your Elected Officials
Elected officials have the capacity to regulate industries that harm the environment. They can promote corporate accountability and demand climate responsibility. Contact your elected officials and demand #ClimateAction. 

DAY 4

👖Have an Eco-friendly Wardrobe
Rather than throwing away your old clothing, up-cycle it! Create new, unique pieces of clothing or artwork from your old products.

DAY 5

🛍️ Shop Smart
Fight climate change with your wallet. Pick one item that you use a lot and research what it is made of and what the company’s sustainability policy is.

DAY 6

📈 Invest in Environmental Friendly Funds
It is always a good time to invest in the future! Give back to the Earth by investing in sustainable, green companies, rather than those contributing to environmental destruction.

DAY 7

👩🏽‍🌾👨🏽‍🌾 Grow a Healthy Garden
Put your green thumb to test and build your own home garden. Don’t forget to use organic and natural fertilizers. Chemical fertilizers kill microbiota in your soil and contaminate nearby waterways.

DAY 8

🥦 Eat More Veggies
Cattle ranching contributes to more than 70% of deforestation in the Amazon basin. Every day that you forgo meat and dairy, you can reduce your carbon footprint by 8 pounds—that’s 2,920 pounds a year.

DAY 9

💰 Become an Monthly Donor
Join our community of monthly donors and help ensure that tropical forests continue to capture and store carbon, while also producing fresh air and clean water for generations to come!

DAY 10

📝 Make a Pledge
Post the pledge to your social media channels. Don’t forget to take a selfie or make a video explaining why you are taking the pledge to protect rainforests. Use hashtags #PledgeForChange, #SaveTheRainforest and #EarthDay2021. Don’t forget to follow us @RainforestUS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Adam crafts original content and repurposes existing material and information in a way that communicates the organization’s engagement priorities to various audiences. Prior to working at RFUS, he wrote for several outlets, including: The Wall Street Journal, The Budapest Times, and A&E, amongst others. He’s also a published fiction writer and has written and staged several plays in New York City. Adam holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University—Camden, and is a native English speaker who is bilingual in Hungarian and fluent in Spanish.