Urgent: Amazon

The burning in the Amazon rainforest has reached a critical point -- and corporations on the hunt for cheap soy, beef, and timber are to blame.

We need your urgent support to hold complicit corporations to account. Will you please make a small monthly gift today to help stop the burning?

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A,

The Amazon rainforest is burning out of control -- and it’s putting our very survival at stake.

Known as the “green lung” of our world, the Amazon generates a fifth of the world’s oxygen. It’s the ancestral home of millions of Indigenous people. One-tenth of all species on earth live in the Amazon.

But backed by the pro-corporate Brazilian president, illegal loggers are burning the Amazon to the ground for cheap beef, soy, and timber.

It doesn’t have to be this way. SumOfUs members like you can help stop the fires burning and protect the Amazon.

Together we can make huge inroads to stop the destruction, just like we’re doing with palm oil in Indonesia. But none of this is possible without incredible members like you, donating a little each month to power the day-to-day work that creates the change we need to see in the world.

Your support will help pressure Brazil’s key trade partners like the EU and the UK to end their deals with Brazil and slow demand for commodities that drive deforestation.

You’ll power campaigns that go after banks -- forcing them to cut out deforestation from their supply chains and divest from corporations responsible for the mayhem.

And you’ll make it possible to expose companies with any ties to the Amazon destruction.

Will you please make a small monthly gift to protect the Amazon from burning?

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SumOfUs takes no money from government or corporations. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. It allows us to stay independent, and do what needs to be done when it needs to be done.

But that does mean that we rely on the support of people like you, A, to take on some of the biggest corporate interests in the world and fight for people and planet over profit.

Already this year, there have been 75,000 fires. A football pitch is lost there every single minute. You can even see the smoke from space.

While the “lungs of our Earth” are ripped to shreds Europe is about to add fuel to the fire by signing a deal to import cheap beef, soy, and other products grown from the Amazon’s ashes.

There are also big banks investing in companies driving deforestation in the Amazon, and they haven’t been held to account -- yet.

That’s where you come in. Your small monthly donations are what make SumOfUs campaigns powerful -- by having a steady stream of funds, we can plan effectively, act quickly when moments call for it and carry out attention-grabbing tactics that get under the skin of companies.

Will you please help stop the Amazon from burning? Please make a small monthly gift today.

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SumOfUs members like you are experts in forcing corporations to do the right thing.

You’ve helped make groundbreaking strides in cleaning up the palm oil sector, pushing Starbucks and Krispy Kreme to use 100% responsible palm oil AND making Nestlé end its 13-year business partnership with palm oil producer and rainforest destroyer IndoFood.

And today we need your support to do what we can to protect the Amazon. The situation could soon get much worse when the media and the world move on. But if you chip in today, we’ll keep doing the long-term work of holding corporations accountable for this destruction even when the spotlight isn’t shining on this precious tropical rainforest.

Will you stand up for the Amazon? Please make a small monthly gift today.

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Thanks for all that you do,
Kat and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

Flying above the Amazon fires, 'all you can see is death', CNN, 26 August 2019.
340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil, Seattle to Brussels Network, 16 June 2019.
Bolsonaro has blessed ‘brutal' assault on Amazon, sacked scientist warns, The Guardian, 9 August 2019.

SumOfUs is a worldwide movement of people like you, working together to hold corporations accountable for their actions and forge a new, sustainable path for our global economy.

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