Giving Back : Amazon Watch
Along with the rest of the world, we here at Appalachian Bittersweet have been following the fires in the Amazon Rainforest with great concern, and we want to do what we can to help. For this reason, we have pledged to give back 25% of our profits for the entire month of September to Amazon Watch - an organization that protects the rainforest, defends Indigenous rights, and works to address climate change.
There are many other ways you can also contribute to the efforts:
- Donate to the Rainforest Trust to help by land in the Rainforest. Since 1988, the organization has saved over 23 million acres.
- Reduce your paper and wood consumption.
- Reduce your beef intake. Beef found in processed products and fast food burgers is often linked to deforestation to create more grazing for cattle.
- The World Wildlife Fund works to protect the species in the Amazon and around the world.
- Ecosia.org is a search engine that plants a tree for every 45 searches you run.
- Explore Change.org petitions. A lawyer in Rio Branco has accumulated over 3 million signatures to mobilize an investigation into the Amazonian fires.
- Donate to the Rainforest Action Network - a non profit organization that protects acres of the Amazonian Rainforest. Currently they are working urgently to help the communities that are directly impacted by the fire.