Rainforest Alliance
02/17/2017 at 14:56. Facebook
It's time for eco-conscious citizens like us to rally together and fight – in defense of the Earth’s forests and the life they sustain. Will you join us?

Join the Forest Guardians with a monthly gift today and become a leader in the critical work to conserve forests, fight climate change, and protect endangered wildlife habitats: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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02/17/2017 at 12:16. Facebook
Wrapping up another week of defending our precious forests with this gorgeous classic by Stevie Wonder. Let his lyrics be our mantra:

I can't conceive the nucleus of all
Begins inside a tiny seed
And what we think as insignificant
Provides the purest air we breathe

A species smaller than the eye can see
Or larger than most living things
And yet we take from it without consent
Our shelter,...
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Stevie Wonder ~ The Secret Life Of Plants

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Rainforest Alliance
02/17/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
When was the last time you took a walk in the woods? Now you can simulate escaping to a real forest and basking in the tranquility of the trees, right from your desk.

Forget being chained to your desk. Enter the forest in virtual reality instead!

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Rainforest Alliance
02/16/2017 at 12:34. Facebook
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02/16/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
Forests are ecological powerhouses. They stabilize global climate patterns, support healthy micro-climates and limit the earth’s reflectivity. In turn, this regulates ocean currents, wind patterns, and rainfall. Forests are crucial to maintaining the balance of our marvelously efficient - yet delicate - ecosystems.
Rainforest Alliance
02/15/2017 at 12:20. Facebook
Timely and timeless words from the late Carl Sagan, the brilliant scientist and humanist.
Rainforest Alliance
02/15/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
The Amazon Rainforest. It is the backdrop to some of humanity’s most inspiring stories. Some say the Amazon rainforest serves as the lungs of the planet. For the Rainforest Alliance, it is the heart.

The Amazon: How Will This Story End?

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Rainforest Alliance
02/14/2017 at 21:25. Facebook
Looking for a simple, cozy, chocolatey treat? Try this recipe for Hot Cocoa Mug Cake made with Rainforest Alliance Certified ingredients from Dagoba Organic Chocolate and Miss Jones Baking Co. products: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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DAGOBA Organic Chocolate - Xocolatl Drinking Chocolate

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Rainforest Alliance
02/14/2017 at 21:25. Facebook
If you're indulging in chocolate today, take a few minutes to read this beautiful origin story. Work is love made visible.

“I have now realized there were so many things we used to think and do that were normal practices from time immemorial. We just did not think that some of these practices were negatively affecting our lives, the soil, bodies of water and our environment," says Ghanaian...
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Meet Vida, a Female Cocoa Farmer in Ghana Using New Methods to Preserve Forests

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Rainforest Alliance
02/14/2017 at 17:21. Facebook
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu
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02/14/2017 at 12:01. Facebook
“Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.” ~ Audre Lorde
Rainforest Alliance
02/14/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
In honor of Valentine's Day, we bring you Tree, a Love Story: One woman's reflections on her home's aging, 40-foot conifer."

Essay: Tree, a Love Story

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Rainforest Alliance
02/13/2017 at 19:54. Facebook
Getting ready to surprise your sweetheart with some flowers? Spread the love by buying Rainforest Alliance Certified bouquets, which come from farms that take care of their workers and the land.

"Investing in women is one of the best social investments we can make," says Gustavo Arroyo, manager of Finca Santa María flower farm in Costa Rica. "If our female workers do better, their families...
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Flower Power

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Rainforest Alliance
02/13/2017 at 19:43. Facebook
The ramón nut isn't just a superfood. It's also an essential component of a growing sustainable forest economy in Guatemala.

How a Rainforest Superfood is Helping Support Forest Communities

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Rainforest Alliance
02/12/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
With Valentines day around the corner, here are some forest-themed date ideas to grow the love this February 14th.

10 Nature-Inspired Date Ideas

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Individuals and companies are doing their part to make a positive impact on the planet through brand choices and everyday actions. Learn about the companies taking special action during #FollowTheFrog: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Citizens and Companies Showcase Their Commitment to Sustainability During #FollowTheFrog

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A tiger family drinking at the watering hole, a nightingale and a snake that plays dead are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world. These are nature's true beauties that we work to protect by conserving vital forest habitats.

The week in wildlife – in pictures

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In the mid-1980s, when deforestation in Latin America had reached crisis levels, most conservationists believed the way to save the world's rainforests was a complete boycott of tropical wood. But the founders of the Rainforest Alliance took the unconventional view that such a boycott would ultimately fail—because it did not take into account the needs of well over 1 billion people who depend...
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Forests, the Heart of Our Mission

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This beautiful 'vertical forest' is planned to reinvigorate urban vegetation and animal life and will help improve environmental corridors. Fascinating way to bring a bit of forest into the city.

This Italian Architect’s Incredible Vertical Forests Are Coming to China - Motherboard

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