terra, not terror

sharing ideas about a simpler way to live

Happy St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2008

Filed under: conserve, environment, social consciousness — terra @ 7:00 am

Oil for ape scandal - report imagesLooking for something fun and out-of-the-ordinary to do on St. Patrick’s Day, besides drinking green beer?

Here’s an idea from Planet Greenadopt an orangutan! Orangutans are truly beautiful apes that live in SE Asia, and we share 96.4% of our DNA with them. Their habitat is threatened by clear cutting and other sprawl. One reason their rain forests are being destroyed is to plant palm plantations for use in food, etc. A Girl Scout troop in Texas learned that palm oil is used in Girl Scout Cookies, so they are petitioning to have palm oil removed and replaced by something that doesn’t destroy habitat. Good job, Girls!

Orangutan Outreach can help you adopt an orangutan.

On Friday nights at 9 pm ET, check out Orangutan Island on Animal Planet.

 

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