palm oil action challenge

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    join from anywhere!
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    Any Age

The Problem

Much of the rainforests in Malaysia and Indonesia are being cleared for palm oil plantations, which releases large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In addition to these emissions, the deforestation of these rainforests also removes the habitat of many endangered animals like the Bornean and Sumatran orangutans, the Sumatran rhinoceros, the Sumatran elephant, the Bornean pygmy elephant, and the Sumatran elephant. This deforestation not only drives animals out of their homes but also forces the indigenous people living in these forests. Human rights issues such as worker exploitation and child labor are also present on these plantations. Deforestation for palm oil plantations is clearly affecting our planet and those who inhabit it negatively, and action must be taken soon.

Our Plan

This challenge is meant to provide people of all ages with resources and activities to take ACTION against unsustainable palm oil production from wherever they are in the world! I was inspired by what Dr. Jane Goodall said in her video invitation to observe the International Day of Peace: "...but above all discuss what needs to be done, discuss what you can do, and take action. Don't just talk; there is too much talking. Take action". I think this challenge will be a great way for people who don't necessarily know what actions to take, to find easily accessible resources and shape a better future for the planet. here is the link to the challenge - - or scroll down for a clickable link!

Themes Addressed

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    Biodiversity Loss
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    Endangered Species
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    Indigenous Rights
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    Palm Oil

The Benefit

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