Rain forests that occupy an area the size of New York State are destroyed each year.
Rain forests provide the raw materials from which more than 25 percent of our prescription drugs are derived.
You can help prevent deforestation by buying products
nuts, oils, hats, buttons
from rain forests that don't involve cutting down trees.
Reprinted from the book The Next Step: 50 More Things You Can Do to Save the Earth, the Earth Works Press, Berkeley, CA.