Join with Greenpeace to save the Orangutans and their habitat

 

What’s happening?

As much as 80 per cent of the world’s forests have been destroyed or irreparably degraded. Our ancient forests are looted every day to supply cheap timber and wood products to the world. The price we pay for this destruction is escalating climate change, biodiversity loss and community dis-placement. Indonesia has lost 72 per cent of its ancient forest, Papua New Guinea 60 per cent and the Solomon Islands is predicted to lose all of them by 2014.

Last month, Greenpeace volunteers dressed as Orangutans decided to pay PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson a little visit to their Australian headquarters in Sydney. Their plan was to deliver the 30,000+ Australian signatures calling on each of these brands to come through on their “no deforestation” promises and to show those companies that Australian consumers demand better, adding pressure on global executives to take the urgent action required to break the link between deforestation and palm oil.

The forests are home to millions of people and around two-thirds of all plant and animal species found on land. Our remaining ancient forests are some of the most diverse ecosystems known to science, but ancient forests around the world are under attack. Without healthy, thriving forests, planet Earth cannot sustain life.

Greenpeace’s efforts

The Indonesian forests are in desperate need of our protection and brands like PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson who use palm oil must start delivering real change. Together, Greenpeace has put pressure on these brands and held them accountable – which as citizens, consumers and activists, is exactly what we need to do.

Supporting Greenpeace

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

Greenpeace is campaigning to save the last remaining ancient forests and end illegal and destructive logging in our region. Join them in their goal to reach zero deforestation by 2020.

http://www.greenpeace.org.au/action/?cid=78

 

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