Commonly referred to as "the lungs of the planet," the Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% of the world's oxygen and absorbs more than 2.2 BILLION TONS of carbon dioxide in a normal year. So yeah, this is a HUGE DEAL.
So now we're all thinking, "Well, how can I help?", right? Here are some ideas!
1.Donate to Rainforest Action Network, which offers a "Protect-an-Acre" conservation program that distributes grants to frontline communities and Indigenous-led organizations.
2.Donate to the Rainforest Alliance which is an alliance of farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers who are dedicated to more sustainable living.
3.And speaking of the Rainforest Alliance, check out their helpful list of sustainable and rainforest-safe businesses here!
4.Donate to Amazon Watch, a program that fights to protect the rainforest, defend Indigenous rights, and address climate change.