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8 solutions to act against deforestation

The Amazon, the most famous forest on the planet, is the symbol of the deforestation that is rampant all over the world. If the future of this green lung, treasure of biodiversity is in danger, it is also all the forests in the world that are threatened. Intensification of natural disasters, disruption of water resources, worsening global warming, the consequences of deforestation are numerous.

Essential to our survival and that of our planet, forests must be preserved at all costs. The fight against deforestation is a global challenge. How can we protect our forests and achieve the zero deforestation objective?

Here are 8 simple and concrete solutions to act daily against deforestation. Become a real agent of change!

1. Buy products without palm oil


A real scourge of tropical forests, palm oil is responsible for massive deforestation. Malaysia and Indonesia, the main producers of this maligned oil, together produce nearly 85% of world production. Over the past two centuries, 90% of their forests have been destroyed.

Palm oil is found in many everyday products, such as spreads, chocolates, cakes, crisps... You may not know it, but it is also found in cosmetic products such as creams, body oils, etc.! Sometimes difficult to spot in the list of components, you have to know how to decipher the labels. Indeed, palm oil is often hidden under complex names like “Elaeis Guineensis Oi”.

And yes, our daily beauty gestures also contribute to deforestation. It is therefore a question of favoring the purchase of food and cosmetic products without palm oil. Let's adopt responsible consumption.

2. Reduce your meat consumption to fight against deforestation

Did you know that livestock farming and deforestation are intimately linked? Indeed, entire hectares of forest are razed in favor of the installation of farms and the mass production of soybeans. Generally produced in South America, Brazil being the world's largest producer, soy then travels several thousand kilometers to reach France, which considerably worsens its negative impact on the climate. Not ready to give up meat altogether? You can eat less, but better. To act against deforestation, consume more vegetable proteins such as lentils, beans...

By greening your plate, you reduce your carbon footprint while maintaining a healthy diet. Also favor as much as the purchase of meat from local producers to ensure the origin and quality of these foods (fed without GMOs, local crops, AB label, Red label..

3. Reduce paper consumption

Despite the advent of digital, paper is still very present in our daily lives. In France, each year, we use more than 11 million tons of paper. It takes about a dozen trees to make a ton of paper, or millions of trees that are cut down to meet our insatiable demand for paper. Imagine the extent of this consumption on a global scale...

To act against deforestation, opt for the use of electronic versions of your documents as soon as possible. You'll save paper while reducing the demand for fiber from trees.

Can't get enough of leaves? Use the back of the sheets as a draft, for your children's drawings or to make your shopping list. A printing error? Do not throw away the sheet, reuse it by printing on the back. When you need to print, also consider using recycled or certified sustainably sourced paper. Once you've used paper, be sure to recycle it properly to give it a second life.

By adopting these practices, you help preserve forests by reducing the demand for wood of forest origin.

4. Plant trees without leaving your home


Reforestation actions are not reserved only for governments, they also exist on a small scale.Gthanks to our programSAPOUSSE, you can plant trees online, and we plant them immediately in the field. Thus, you participate in a united and sustainable act. We're not just planting trees, we're planting seeds of hope.

By becoming an actor of change with Sapousse, you act in favor of reforestation while providing local populations with a means of subsistence.

5. Encourage responsible agriculture to fight against deforestation

Prioritize agricultural products from sustainable practices, such as agroforestry, which combines the cultivation of food crops with the planting of trees. Look for labels or certifications that guarantee products have been grown using these sustainable practices.

By making this choice, you are helping to preserve biodiversity, protect soils and fight against climate change. And this while supporting farmers committed to environmentally friendly practices.

6. Choose certified wood

In the face of deforestation, every choice counts. T o act responsibly in the face of deforestation, i before buying, find out about the wood used and where it comes from. Make the difference by favoring sustainable and certified sources such as the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Recognition of Forest Certification Systems) labels. They make it possible to buy wood from “sustainable” forest management that does not contribute to deforestation. You will thus have the guarantee that the wood has been harvested in a responsible and environmentally friendly way. You will thus have the guarantee that the wood has been harvested in a responsible and environmentally friendly way.

Choose a wood that does not travel long distances, which is more beneficial for the climate, while guaranteeing more ethical logging conditions.

7. Reduce your carbon footprint to fight against deforestation


To limit global warming and deforestation, you can reduce your own greenhouse gas emissions, by reducing your carbon footprint. Did you know that our cars are responsible for a large part of greenhouse gas emissions? These emissions from road transport represent a significant share, ie 60.6% of total CO2 emissions in Europe.

Saddle up for a greener future! Opt for more environmentally friendly modes of transport such as cycling. Make soft mobility your health and ecological ally. Public transport is also an excellent option to reduce your carbon footprint and fight against deforestation. And why not share your journeys with carpooling? By combining our efforts, each kilometer saved is a victory for our forests.

And that's not all… You can also limit your consumption of fossil fuels and opt for a low-carbon electricity supplier (solar, wind).

8. Participate in awareness campaigns to fight against deforestation

Become a conservationist by joining awareness campaigns to educate others about the dangers of deforestation and possible solutions. Every voice counts! Feel free to share information on your social networks and encourage others to take action. Be the messenger of hope. Together, let's be the guardians of our precious nature!

So, ready to take action and make a difference? 💪

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