Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Burning Season

TFF award winner Henkel returns with this powerful portrait of three lives affected by deliberately lit fires raging across Indonesia.

Destroying pristine rainforest, endangering wildlife, and contributing to climate change, these fires only benefit the lucrative palm oil industry.

Following a carbon-trading entrepreneur, an orangutan rescuer, and a palm oil farmer, this doc inspirationally shows those caught at the intersection of big business and conservation.

Hugh Jackman narrates. Screening at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. For more information and tickets, visit www.tribecafilm.com/festival.

Orangutan Outreach


This list has been compiled by the dedicated team at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CMZ), and is meant to be a helpful guide for consumers concerned about orangutan conservation and deforestation due to non-sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia and Malaysia. The certification process for sustainable palm oil is still in the early stages of implementation, so many people are choosing to buy products that do not contain palm oil.


It is not possible to guarantee the complete accuracy of this list, so please check the labels carefully before buying an item. We believe consumers should make their own decisions on what products they buy and what companies to support.

For more info on orangutans and palm oil go to the CMZ website: http://www.cmzoo.org/conservation/PalmOilCrisis/ or the Orangutan Outreach palm oil crisis page.

Thanks to Alina Bachmann for providing the artwork. Learn more about her amazing work here: http://artiztic.net/orangutan/

Download the list as a pdf file
 


Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.


 



                                                   YOU CAN HELP!

               VISIT - 'TEN THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CHANGE THE WORLD'



WATCH THE MOVIE -  THE BURNING SEASON



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