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HOW YOU CAN HELP

We have carefully compiled a list of ways to join the movement in protecting the Amazon and indigenous peoples.

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SPEAK OUT & TAKE ACTION

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DIVEST FROM DEFORESTATION

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GET POLITICAL

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VOLUNTEER

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CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION

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SUPPORT

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

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LEARN AND BE MEDIA LITERATE

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DONATE

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.

 
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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.

CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION

We vote with our dollars. We all contribute to the global economy.

 
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Learn about how beef & leather is the number one driver of deforestation in the Amazon, and how you can help this industry switch to a more sustainable path.

Ensure your wooden furniture, paper, and gold products do not come from illegal logging or illegal mining. Learn more and be an ethical consumer.

Buy Rainforest Certified and support companies that give back, like B-Corporations, and other Sustainable Forest Products

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!

 
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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. 

 
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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

GET POLITICAL

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.

 
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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!

Peru’s President: atencion-ciudadano@presidencia.gob.pe 
US Embassy of Brazil in DC: pd.washington@itamaraty.gov.br

Write to the Chinese government asking them to source soy and beef sustainably: premier@mail.gov.cn or english@mail.gov.cn
Email your local US representative asking to take a stand against deforestation 

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.

 
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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"

VOLUNTEER

"We need you, please join the movement," - Atossa Soltani, Founder & Director of Amazon Watch

 
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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.

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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

Yawanawa Community Fundraiser

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

 

DONATE

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