THE STORY BEHIND DEFORESTATION AND PALM OIL THAT IS SOURCED SUSTAINABLY

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There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about Sustainably-Sourced Palm Oil. We wanted to give you a quick summary of the story as well as the players involved on all sides of palm oil production.

THE HISTORY OF DEFORESTATION IN QUOTES, FROM LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD

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There is a consensus among historians and scientists that deforestation practices likely began when the first humans occupied earth. Wood for fuel and building, as well as agricultural purposes drove it. It is interesting to note that the actual terminology of "deforestation" was first used in 1874,according to Merriam-Webster.

UNDERSTANDING WHAT GOES INTO A CARBON FOOTPRINT MEASUREMENT

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A carbon footprint measurement is the yardstick by which we measure our impact on the world around us. The saying "for every action there is an equal reaction" holds true when it comes to the things we do and how they affect the earth.

Saying we leave “tons of CO2 footprints” as we make our way on our journey is not an understatement. Every breath we take and everything we do has an impact on something, no matter how small. Some footprints are stronger than others, while a few are so minimal they go unnoticed.


HOW PLANTING TREES CAN HELP REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

HOW PLANTING TREES CAN HELP REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

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When you plant trees, you don't just make your property or your community nicer. You also directly reduce your carbon footprint. To a large extent, trees eat carbon dioxide. However, in addition to that benefit, you can also plant trees in a way to help you save energy and generate even less carbon.

TIPS FOR REDUCING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT AT COLLEGE

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Just because you're in college doesn't mean you can't reduce your carbon footprint. In fact, this is a great time to develop habits that will help you to be a lifelong friend of the planet. In addition, by making these changes yourself, you'll be part of a grassroots movement to improve your community and the world. Others will see what you do and make changes in their own lives.

CARBON FOOTPRINT FACTS AND STATISTICS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

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CARBON FOOTPRINT FACTS AND STATISTICS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOWIt is time to get to the bottom of carbon footprint facts and statistics. We are often inundated with opinions and political views that skew the real facts behind our carbon footprints.

The following are some verified carbon footprint facts that can help you make an informed opinion and take advantage of opportunities to help...


The best carbon footprint documentaries you should watch

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Carbon Footprint Documentary SmallWhen "carbon footprint" is mentioned, the phrase can invoke a variety of responses. Ultimately it is important for people to educate themselves on what acarbon footprint means and how it could impact them or others. There are some fascinating documentaries available that look at the subject from several different angles. Beforing choosing a documentary to watch about the carbon footprint, consider these points..

Fighting to protect the Amazon, 25 years after its most famous defender’s killing

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Renowned Brazilian environmentalist Chico Mendes poses outside the headquarters of his rubber-tappers union in 1988. Dec. 21, 2013, marks the 25th anniversary of his killing.Mr. De Oliveira, a slight, diffident and determined 24-year-old, has plotted all the damaged points in his patch of forest – a designated conservation area – and brought them to the nearest town. Here he works with a geo-processing expert, hunched over a map to match those points with satellite images that show a decline in forest cover and rough roads made by illegal loggers and those who seek to clear the forest to raise cattle and soybeans.


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