How far will your volunteering reach?

Where do you want your volunteering to have an impact?  At home? In your area? Nationally? Overseas?  Here are a few ideas...

UK Politics

Thursday 8th June 2017 was the UK General Election.  So what do animal charities have to say?

Sign the petition started on Care2.com asking for Gove to be removed as Minister for the Environment - Care2.com will tell you why.

List of Animal Charities
Koalas need your help

Koalas are being left homeless, thanks to excessive tree clearing. 

Click here to find out how you can help

SUCCESS: Elephant Corridor Appeal

Give elephants a wildlife corridor in India

SUCCESS: 
The World Land Trust has reached its target to help Indian elephants.  Find out more here

Organic Beauty Gifts

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Help Butterfly Conservation with organic beauty gifts from Green People. Find out more here

Wildlife News

Please help animals in disasters.  World Animal Protection (previously the WSPA) help animals around the world in times of disaster e.g. flooding, earthquakes etc.  Click here for more info

Planning for disasters for your pets, livestock & zoos.  More...

Buy palm oil free chocolate

 

In regions such as Indonesia, the Orangutan & Sumatran tiger are losing out to human demand for palm oil. Their homes are torn down to make way for human demand. From 16 million hectares in 1900, there are just 500-600,000 left today. The result for species such as the Orangutan & Samtran tiger have been catastrophic. 

Rainforests are the lungs of our planet. If they are not in good health, we cannot be.

One solution to the problem is to source palm oil free products, or at the very least reduce our intake of chocolate which has palm oil in it. 

Where can you buy palm oil free chocolate and other products?  
How do your favourite companies rate for palm oil? 

Ethical Consumer has lots of information about buying palm oil free products and it rates companies for palm oil, either for being a palm oil free company or for only using certified sustainable or organic palm oil.  It also lists products from the best-rated companies that are palm oil free.  This helps you buy with greater knowledge.  Find out more here

The Rainforest Foundation UK rates companies selling products including chocolate, biscuits, bread, skin care, hair care, make-up and cleaning products.   Visit its pages and you can see whether the companies you buy from rate highly or not.  Companies are given a Best Buy, Cautious Buy or Don't Buy. Products that score 20 are palm oil free - there aren't many of them but there are some.  Click here to go to the Rainforest Foundation UK's website

Goodies you could look at...

Divine Chocolate says it does not use palm oil in the interests of preserving the rainforests. It says "Divine does not use any palm oil in its chocolate, and aims not to use any additional ingredients that contain palm oil. To that end we are working to detect any ingredient that may contain palm oil and looking for alternatives. We have removed palm oil from future batches of our Dark Chocolate Covered Salted Fudge.  You can buy Divine Chocolate direct from their website or from online stores such as Natural Collection

Booja Booja is also rated highly by the Rainforest Foundation UK as a best buy for chocolate.   You can find out where your favourite chocolate is rated here. 

 

Is your chocolate killing tigers & orangutans?

Palm oil free list

How Your Daily Routine can Help the Rainforest
from the Rainforest Foundation UK


Booja Booja chocolates from Natural Collection
Booja Booja chocolates from Natural Collection

Give wildlife a pond

Wildlife need water as well.  Give the wildlife in your garden a pond - it doesn't have to be a big one!  More info

Dogs DIE in hot cars

Would you know what to do if you saw a dog in a car on a hot day? Find out more here

Give the gift of water

Give working animals the gift of water - here's how you can do it. 

Cat Care in Hot Weather

Cats Protection have advice for cat owners and carers in hot weather.  Click here to pounce on it!

Art World Conservation

Art World Conservation are having an amazing charity event in August to raise awareness about wildlife, conservation and climate change. More Info

Ways to help
Avoid plastic

Plastic and litter can really damage wildlife and the world around us.  Find out more here

Insure your pet & help animals

Animal Friends have policies for pets & horses. A good whack of any profits they make goes to help registered animal charities around the world. Like them on Facebook, & they will give £1 for every "Like" they get to animal charities. Get a quote from Animal Friends.