Trees serve a number of important purposes: they provide habitat for wildlife and help reduce harmful carbon in the air. But irresponsible agricultural practices can lead to massive deforestation, and millions of acres of rainforest are destroyed every year.
It is absolutely critical that we save the trees and rainforests. When trees are cut down, they can no longer absorb carbon. Even more dangerous—the trees release stored carbon into the atmosphere when they are cut. The increased carbon in the air contributes to climate change, which is threatening the global environment.
Over one billion people around the world—often impoverished—rely on forests to earn a livelihood. Smallholder farms face increasing challenges from rising temperatures and erratic rainfall patterns caused by climate change. In addition to helping farms adapt to these challenges, the Rainforest Alliance trains farmers in methods that safeguard the health of the land for future generations while boosting yields for today's markets. Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms protect the long-term well-being of the farming community, as well as the vitally important forests and wildlife.
Help the Rainforest Alliance—pledge to buy products that carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal of approval, and join the fight to save rainforests and our climate.