Cart 0

Treepeace Blog

Why We Should Save the Rainforest Part 3: Food from the Rainforest

Julie Katz

The tropical rainforests are home to more plant and animal biodiversity than any other environment in the world. A proportional amount of the food we consume either comes from the rainforests or originated in the rainforests before being exported to other regions. Consequently, the destruction of the world's rainforests will inevitably result not only in a global food shortage, but also a lot less variety. A very big beef problem  If you love beef, then you might not care so much. According to a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, 91% of deforestation since 1970 occurred as a direct...

Read more →


Bringing Art to Life: The Universal Appeal of Sacred Geometry

Julie Katz

Dying stars spit out the elements which form planets and, eventually, life as we know it. When someone says we're all made out of "star stuff", that's what they mean. We're all made of the same ingredients, but it goes deeper than that. We're all connected to one another through common ancestors. Through friends and family. Through shared experiences, both good and bad. We all laugh, bleed and cry. We all dream! And yet regardless of our many similarities, we all harbor the burning desire to express our individual selves. We at Treepeace believe it's important to embrace these similarities...

Read more →


Why We Should Save The Rainforest Part 2: Plants and Animals

Julie Katz amazon animals deforestation environment plants rainforest savetherainforest

Scientists believe that our planet is home to more than 250,000 plant species, around 8 million animal species, and potentially 30 million insect species. Sad as it is, researchers have studied few of these species to determine potential medicinal properties. The numbers are even more staggering when one considers that at least 70% of pharmaceuticals are derived from living organisms. How Many Undiscovered Species Inhabit Rainforests? Rainforests are home to 50% of the world's plant and animal species, and are by far more densely populated than any other environment on the planet. It is believed that four square miles of...

Read more →


Shoppers Turning to Environmentally Friendly "Upcycled" Products During the Holiday Season

Julie Katz

Sometimes, being strapped for cash during the holidays can help save our environment. A new social movement geared towards reclaiming basic recyclable materials and then using them to create trendy new products has recently swept the nation. It's called "upcycling" and right now it's helping to reduce the massive environmental footprint of the holiday season.   This year, industry analysts predict that consumers will turn to purchasing upcycled gifts for their loved ones in ever greater numbers, while others will simply create their own. The trend certainly appeals to the younger generation of shoppers who tend to make the bulk...

Read more →


Why Should We Save The Rainforest? Part 1: Climate

Julie Katz climate environment rainforest

These days, you hear all about the catastrophic global impact of carbon emissions released by man. That's all well and good, but did you know that yet another great climate modifier is affected by those same carbon emissions? Without rainforests, the global climate would lose its universal stabilizer and be thrown out of whack. Rainforests Regulate The Climate Plants and trees are more important to the environment than we can measure. They release oxygen that we breathe, and suck up the carbon dioxide that we exhale. According to the World Nature Organization, the rainforests are responsible for absorbing and storing between...

Read more →