3 Ways You Can Celebrate “Follow the Frog Week”September 14, 2012
How can you support a healthier future for people and our planet? Just follow the frog from September 17 through 23!
We’re encouraging our friends to celebrate Follow the Frog Week by taking one small step toward a more sustainable lifestyle.
Here are three simple ways you can celebrate next week:
1. Follow the Frog Online
You don’t have to travel to the ends of the Earth to protect the planet — just follow the frog! Watch our “Follow the Frog” video (live in just a few days) and share it with family and friends. Follow @RnfrstAlliance on Twitter and “like” the Rainforest Alliance on Facebook to get the latest environmental news and tips for a more sustainable life.
Why this matters: Farming and livestock grazing are responsible for 70 percent of global deforestation. By staying informed about conservation issues and spreading the word about our work, you’re supporting farms and forests that protect soils from erosion and waterways from pollution. That ensures the long-term health of farm and forest workers and their communities.
2. Shop the Frog
Whenever you shop, look for the Rainforest Alliance’s little green frog on items like coffee, tea, chocolate, fruit, flowers, paper and furniture. And when you plan a vacation, use SustainableTrip.org to find hotels, lodges and tour operators in Latin America and the Caribbean that are good neighbors to their communities and the environment.
Why this matters: The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal and the Rainforest Alliance Verified™ mark tell you that goods and travel services meet strict standards for environmental, social and economic sustainability. By choosing the green frog, you’re rewarding communities for their commitments to sustainability and investing in their futures.
3. Support the Frog
Show your support of the Rainforest Alliance by purchasing a Follow the Frog Week t-shirt from our friends at SelflessTee. All proceeds from this special offer will go to support the Rainforest Alliance’s global sustainability initiatives. By wearing the t-shirt you can also help raise awareness of the Rainforest Alliance’s work and the importance of consumer choices.
Why this matters: Small actions lead to big change. If everyone takes just one small step to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, we can collectively make huge strides toward protecting our planet’s precious resources for generations to come.
We can’t wait to see you all next week during Follow the Frog Week!