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  1. Howcan we save our rainforests?

  2. Did you know that in the 4 seconds it took you to read this sentence a football pitch patch of rainforest has been destroyed..

  3. Why are they being destroyed?

  4. People are cutting down the rainforests in pursuit of three major resources…

  5. 1. Land for crops

  6. 2. Lumber for paper and other wood products

  7. 3. Land for livestock pastures

  8. In the current economy, people obviously have a need for all of these resources

  9. But almost all experts agree that, over time, we will suffermuch more from the destruction of the rainforests than we will benefit

  10. Why do scientists say it is vital that rainforests continue to exist?

  11. 40% of the world’s oxygen is produced in rainforests

  12. Scientists estimate more than half the world’s animal and plant population live in rainforests

  13. About ¼ of all the medicineswe use come from rainforest plants

  14. More than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are thought to be potential cures for cancers such as AID’s and other diseases

  15. So who is here to help…?

  16. RGANISAT I ONS AINFOREST MAZON A V E H E

  17. STARO creates different types of projects that help us to save rainforests…

  18. The goals of these projects are…

  19. 1. To create sustainable alternatives to destructive agriculture

  20. 2. To prevent rural exodus (migratory patterns of peoples from rural areas into urban areas)

  21. 3. To recreate the model to all the many rural settlements that request it

  22. 4. To create a new income source for the forest dwellers

  23. A recent project involves buying stingless bees for local people to make honey, that they can sell…

  24. This project is called BUY THE BEES. Find out how you can get involved at staro.org

  25. What can wedo to help?

  26. Some steps for saving rainforests can be abbreviated as TREES:

  27. T R E E S eachothers about the importance of the environment and how they can help save rainforests estoredamaged ecosystems by planting trees on land where forests have been cut down ncouragepeople to live in a way that doesn’t hurt the environment stablishparks to protect rainforest and wildlife upportcompanies that operate in ways that minimize damage to the environment

  28. What can youdo?

  29. Think before you bite… Ask where your food has come from. Is it rainforest friendly?

  30. Traveling.. Petrolis made from oil and comes from below the ground, this can cause the destruction of rainforests. Try to walkor cycleto work or school instead of driving

  31. Recycling… Did you know that 80% of household waste is actually recyclable? Clothes, shoes, old books, phones, paper, toys and more can all help rainforests around the world if recycled

  32. Will you be one to dosomething about it…?

  33. Will you be one to make a difference…?

  34. Thank you

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