Shop sustainably by buying forest friendly products
Look out for the FSC labels on everything from garden furniture to toilet tissue. This means these products come from well-managed forests, so you're supporting responsible forest management instead of illegal or unsustainable logging.
Try to ensure the paper and cardboard you use is recycled and keep reducing, reusing and recycling more of the paper and cardboard you currently use.
With rising global populations and growing wealth across the world, the demand for wood and fibre from forests is rising to make paper, wood products and use for energy generation. So is ever more important to be sourced responsibly and be efficient in how we use these products to protect areas like the Amazon.
Help keep our carbon emissions down at home
Climate change is one of the biggest threats to the Amazon. Try reducing how much energy you use by turning off electronics rather than keeping things on standby or washing your clothes at 30 degrees for example. Burning less oil and gas in our cars, boilers and power stations helps lower our greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for causing climate change.
Recycle your old gadgets
Did you know that mobile phones and other electronics contain minerals like copper, aluminium and gold? By recycling old gadgets you will be helping to reduce deforestation and pollution in the rainforest which is caused by mining.
Visit the rainforest in the Eden project to discover the awe-inspiring rainforest and learn why the rainforest is so valuable.