HOW YOU CAN HELP
We have carefully compiled a list of ways to join the movement in protecting the Amazon and indigenous peoples.
SPEAK OUT & TAKE ACTION
Boycotting alone won't solve the crisis in the Amazon. There are ways each of us can take action every day.
Write to companies asking them to not source deforestation products. Learn more about the "Dirty Dozen" companies driving deforestation and burning the worlds forests, in Complicity in Destruction, a series of detailed reports & studies. We've put together a list of contacts, sample letters, & resources.
Tell Costco; Stop Funding Environmental Destruction
Write to the CEO of BlackRock to stop financing Amazon fires and demand an Amazon Ceasefire
Call educators to action on the climate crisis. Call the US Department of Education's hotline
1-800-872-5327. Also, talk to your friends and family about it, informed dialogue is vital for our progress.
We vote with our dollars. We all contribute to the global economy.
Consider a partial or fully vegan diet, which reduces demand for deforestation soy and beef, reduces climate change emissions, reduces animal suffering and is very likely to be healthier for you as long as you supplement correctly.
Eat locally produced food, and follow these eco-friendly shopping tips
DIVEST FROM DEFORESTATION
Banks and financial institutions are using our money to invest in the destruction of the rainforest.
Let's change that!
Learn which banks finance rainforest destruction and why you should avoid them
Switch your bank, and cancel your credit card. What will really get their attention? When they ask for a reason for cancelling, tell them it's because they're driving deforestation, intensifying the climate crisis, and making future pandemics more likely They will listen to your feedback.
Tell JP Morgan Chase to stop Financing Amazon Destruction
Get a green credit card
Demand an Amazon Ceasefire. Write to Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock to stop investing in Amazon destruction.
SUPPORT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Indigenous people are the forest guardians. They have been fighting to protect their forest and communities that live within it, for generations. They need our help.
Sign the petition to request a Moratorium on the Invasion and Destruction of Amazonian Indigenous Lands & more ways to defend indigenous rights at Amazon Watch
Sign the Sacred Headwaters Declaration. The Indigenous federations that are part of the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative are calling for emergency support to stop the governments of Ecuador and Peru from expanding new fossil fuel, mining, and large-scale industrial development in one of the critical headwaters regions of the Amazon River. View their powerful declaration and share widely with others.
Buy Indigenous made sustainable forest products like OMA bracelets, that protect an acre of rainforest while empowering indigenous artisans with fair-trade opportunities. Other products include Hahku Jewelery, & 3coracoes coffee.
Connect with your local indigenous community! Quickly find what territory you are in using the Land Acknowledgement Hotline 1-907-312-5085
Watch and listen to indigenous made films and music on Voices of Amerikua, or The American Holocaust on Red Nation TV
We all have to get involved. This is not partisan, this is about our survival. Many politicians have not fully seen the impacts of deforestation or its effects on our economy and health.
VOTE for politicians who will protect the environment. (Register to vote ASAP at vote.gov)
Get politics out of our money. Join the movement to take over the banking system and use it for good!
CONTACT GOVERNMENTS AND INSIST ON CHANGE!
US Embassy of Brazil in DC:
Run for office! Get resources to run and help others to run
LEARN AND BE MEDIA LITERATE
In the last three decades, the world has entered a whole new realm of communication. The internet has connected more people than ever before, new social media platforms have become a global force, cell phones have become computers in the palms of our hands, and 24-hour news outlets have pumped out more and more sensational media to compete for advertising dollars and vie for our treasured attention. In this new age of media and communication, media literacy and education are more important than ever.
Don't share fake news. Help fight misinformation by checking before sharing.
See the latest news from the Amazon Rainforest, learn more about it, and share from a reputable source like Mongabay
Learn the simple economics of saving the Amazon Rainforest, with this podcast by Freakonomics
Learn about the interconnection of our global economy and how the US-China trade war, and China's demand for beef and soy drive deforestation in Brazil with this podcast by Global Dispatches
Watch Vox Atlas short series, "The Destruction of the Amazon, Explained"
"We need you, please join the movement," - Atossa Soltani, Founder & Director of Amazon Watch
Volunteer for Emergency Fund partner organization
Volunteer doing reforestation, organic gardening, wildlife and animal monitoring, trail maintenance, and educational workshops for local communities around the Amazon.
See a directory of Amazon volunteer opportunities including wildlife rescue & rehab
Volunteer doing research in the Peruvian Amazon with Hoja Nueva
Join the movement to reform children's school lunches. Up until recently, policies that push unhealthy, climate-harming foods into lunch rooms have been the norm, but there’s a growing movement to introduce lunch options that are better for health and the environment.
Support Indigenous Led and Community Fundraisers
Povos de Amazonia - Kaninde, Rondonia
Roots that Heal - Indigenous and local communities who act as guardians of the forest are threatened by the spread of COVID-19
Protect a piece of the rainforest, buy an acre of forest from World Land Trust
Amazon Emergency Fund - Supporting Amazon Forest Guardians -Support Rapid Response Grants for Urgent and Immediate Prevention and Care
Protect the Amazon Sacred Headwaters
Support Wildlife rescue and rehab in Peru by Hoja Nueva
"Giving is not just about a donation, it's about making a difference" -Kathy Kalvin