What. A. Day.
Our original plan was to do a little manual labor and walk our neighborhood and the surrounding area to do a trash clean-up. Time being at a premium, we resorted to plan B and chose a high impact environmental charity to support.
Drum roll please...
We chose the Rainforest Alliance. I was so proud of how much my kids already knew about rainforests. Couple their interest with an article I received just today from Upworthy and our choice was clear. That article contained a dire warning and yeah, I'm a little freaked out about it.
FACT: The Amazon Rainforest absorbs about 20% of human-made, carbon-based greenhouse gases.
FACT: During the past 40 years, 20% of the Amazon has already been destroyed.
FACT: The amazon has a vast collection of medicinal treasures that are still undiscovered.
The cherry on top was that there is a HOLIDAY MATCH going on at the Rainforest Alliance that doubled our donation.