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Three Sapphic Books for World Rain Forest Day

World Rain Forest Day
World Rain Forest Day: Get Wild About Saving Our Lungs

Take a walk on the wild side and dive into the lush world of rain forests. We’ve got all the juicy details to help you celebrate this important event in style. Let’s explore!

Origins and Significance: Why We Celebrate

World Rain Forest Day was first celebrated on June 22, 2017, as a collaborative effort between multiple organizations, including the Rainforest Partnership. The goal of this annual event is to raise awareness about the vital role rain forests play in maintaining our planet’s health and to inspire action to protect these precious ecosystems.

Often referred to as the “lungs of the Earth,” rain forests are home to more than half of the world’s plant and animal species. They also absorb vast amounts of carbon dioxide, helping to mitigate climate change. Sadly, deforestation and other human activities pose a significant threat to these invaluable habitats.

A Global Effort: How the World Comes Together for World Rain Forest Day

Countries and organizations worldwide have embraced World Rain Forest Day as an opportunity to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts.  The Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) in Brazil focuses on sustainable development and rain forest preservation in the Amazon region. In Indonesia, the Orangutan Foundation International works tirelessly to protect orangutans and their rain forest habitats. The Rainforest Alliance, a global organization, empowers local communities to conserve rain forests while promoting sustainable livelihoods.

Tips and Ideas to Celebrate World Rain Forest Day

Ready to go green and make a difference? Here are some ideas to help you celebrate:

  • Educate yourself and others: Learn about the importance of rain forests and share your knowledge with friends, family, or on social media.
  • Support rain forest-friendly products: Choose products that are certified by organizations like the Rainforest Alliance, ensuring they’re sustainably sourced and support rain forest conservation.
  • Donate to or volunteer with a conservation organization: Support organizations working to protect these vital ecosystems, such as Rainforest Foundation US or Amazon Watch.

Also check out WECAN International, a global network of women advocating for climate justice and environmental sustainability.

Embrace the Green and Make a Difference

Now that you’re armed with all the knowledge and inspiration you need, it’s time to make a difference! Share your passion for protecting our planet’s lungs with friends, family, and your community. Happy World Rain Forest Day!

Today we’re recommending three sapphic books set in tropical locations.

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