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Here are a few tips on how you as a consumer can help protect rainforests:

Eat Brazil nuts! ACA’s Brazil nut program brings income to the Amazonian people to help give them a livelihood and ensure the legal protection of nearly a million acres of forest.

Support Amazon-friendly companies. Purchasing sustainable products from Amazon rainforests helps stimulate their local economy, which in turn helps the residents preserve their land. Products range from natural latex rubber to the craftwork of Amazonian tribes. Help encourage bigger companies to continue their actions to help preserve the rainforests.

Use sustainable products from renewable resources. Rainforests are a wealth of medicinal and food supplies, including delicious products such as chocolate, mango, açai, Sacha Inchi, Brazil nuts, shade-grown coffee, acerola, and guaraná.

Look for the “FSC certified” mark when buying wood products. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.

Plant a tree. A single tree can absorb a ton of carbon dioxide within its lifetime. The fast-growing trees in the Amazon in particular store a vast amount of carbon, giving them the nickname “the lungs of the world.” 

Purchase Amazonian Offsets. The vast amount of trees in the rain forests have a 25% higher value for carbon offsetting.

Be an ambassador. Share this list with your friends and support organizations such as the Amazon Conservation Association.

Donate. Support ACA’s work to protect the Amazonian forests of Peru and Bolivia and the communities that depend upon them.

Getting Married? Brides and grooms can now protect the rainforest and honor their guests through a tax deductible contribution to ACA on behalf of their guests. ACA will provide your guests donation cards sustainably letterpress printed on Smock bamboo paper, explaining how your donation has helped protect the Amazon rainforest and create a better livelihood for local communities. For more information please contact Gena at .


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Boat tracks at Cocha Cashu. Photo: Raechel Running

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