The ECO Event – Save the Orangutans
The Uni Pub Lounge Bar
Wear Green OR Jungle Theme
Prizes for Best Dressed, 80’s Dance Hour, Raffles, Games and more.
Food and Drink Vouchers included!
Free Eco sample bag + ‘Green’ gift
Tickets $15 or $20 on door – Tickets on Sale at Landspeed Records – Garema Place, City
*Eco Friendly Products used
I’ve always been interested in conservation, but when I heard that the Sumatran orangutan is now critically endangered due to habitat loss, I was really shocked! According to a recent Rainforest Rescue (rainforestrescue.org.au) publication (2010, p.4), ‘The exploding development of palm oil is the single biggest threat to rainforests and orangutans in Indonesia’. Apparently, the rainforests in Sumatra are being logged and burned to make way for these mass palm oil plantations. This is not only destroying the orangutans habitat but it is also contributing significantly to climate change… if you believe in climate change. If this is so, then why do we still use palm oil and why is it present in most foods (vegetable oils) and cosmetics?? The answer is….??? I have no idea!! Why doesn’t the Australian government just enforce clearer labelling on foods and cosmetics that contain palm oil, so consumers can choose whether to buy products that have it? Sounds pretty simple to me…does anyone else think so?
I want to actually DO SOMETHING for once instead of complaining all the time! I’ve decided to join the Orangutan Adventure Trek in March 2011. This trek is important because it allows me to raise funds for Rainforest Rescue. They currently have projects in Sumatra that are helping to restore and protect the orangutans habitat. I’m going to be blogging on my trek so that if people want to see what is REALLY going on there they can, via my blogspot (www.theecoevent.blogspot.com).
‘The Eco Event – Save the Orangutans’ is my fundraiser for the Rainforest Rescue Trek! If you really care about conservation, orangutans, climate change, the environment, life etc – You should come along!! If you don’t care – You should still come along!! I would love to meet you.
Rainforest Rescue 2010, ‘Orangutan habitat under threat’- saving the Sumatran rainforest means saving critically endangered species, Rainforest Rescue & Orangutan Information Centre, p.4.