Why your buying decisions really do matter!

Save the Orangutans, Say No to Palm OilUnfortunately, Palm Oil is used in thousands of products that thousands (if not millions) of people use every day, ranging from baked goods and ice cream to household cleaning products, soaps and shampoos—and can even be found in fuel tanks. 
There is a considerable amount of forested areas where palm oil is grown, in Indonesia and Malaysia, that are tropical peat soils.  Because of the enormous amount of carbon stored in this type of soil, clearing and draining swampy peat-lands ultimately leads to heat-trapping emissions for many years, contributing dramatically to global warming.

Endangered Species are also affected!  The Sumatran orangutan, elephant, and tiger, all of which are critically endangered, as well the endangered Bornean orangutans and pygmy elephants, are being driven toward extinction as their habitat is converted into massive oil palm plantations.

"Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal."  E. O. Wilson

Omniio takes great pride in the world we live in and will continue to do our part to help save it.
We ask that you join in too!


WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP?


Step 1 ~ Make smart buying decisions by purchasing O My!™ and like-brands that take a strong stand against the use of palm oil.
  
Step 2 ~ Continue to make smart buying decisions by taking the time to read ingredient labels of products you are thinking about buying.  If the labels include “Palm Oil” (or modified Palm Oil), please DO NOT PURCHASE!  Nowadays, there are many buying options for any given product.

Step 3 ~ Ask your friends to make smart buying choices along with you!  Lifestyle changes are more fun and easier to do when you have someone to lean on and help each other.


LEARNING LINKS

For more information on Palm Oil...

Palm Oil and Tropical Deforestation
Palm Oil and Global Warming
Palm Oil Scorecard 2015 - How Top Brands Rank


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* Information from Union of Concerned Scientists