Contact a Company Today!

So much of the palm oil problem rests on the unsustainable companies that use it as an ingredient in their products. One of the most important things that a conservationist can do is to contact those companies and pressure them to change their policies, improving their certification practices in order to decrease or eliminate related deforestation.

Contacting companies may sound hard, but the difficult part is not in writing a letter or making a phone call, but actually getting an environmentally aware response. In my experience contacting companies, even motivating letters may get automated replies or simply no response at all, as evidenced by the story of one Orangutan Supporter who contacted Whole Foods Market (right on page 2).

Even if you’re having difficulty composing a letter, we are happy to help. I’ve written a form letter which you can easily fill in the blanks of and send to a company that is not operating to sustainable standards. Copy from a PDF into a document or email, fill out, and then send, or print and mail, the result.

You can help save the rainforest right now. Click on the link, copy the text, and send to an unsustainable company.

~The Orangutan Gang

Earth-Friendly Easter

Easter is coming up, and you may be preparing for egg hunts and chocolate bunnies through last-minute trips to the market and endless minutes of egg decorating. But did you know that that bag of chocolate eggs or that box of jelly beans could be hiding deforestation and habitat loss? Make sure to check the labels before you make any choices on your next trip to the market. In fact, Easter is even worse for the rainforest than Halloween, so make candy choices carefully. Go palm oil free this Easter to help save the rainforest!

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~The Orangutan Gang

Upcoming Events!

We at the Orangutan Gang are proud to announce several upcoming events and talks that we will be hosting over the next few months. Please spread the word about these events so that more people can learn about how to save the rainforest.

zoo-boise-logo-e1531080247464.pngPangaea Finn, our founder, will be giving a Wildlife Conservation Series talk at Zoo Boise on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. This talk, entitled “Choosing Orangutans Over Oreos”, is directed toward adults looking to learn more about orangutans and the palm oil issue.

athenasPangaea will also be hosting a Junior Presenter Seminar Series talk at Athena’s Advanced Academy on Monday, May 20 at 6:00 pm MST. Athena’s is an online school for gifted youth, and this talk is directed towards the Athena’s population. Registration will be available soon at this link!

davidsonIn addition, Pangaea will be hosting a merchandise booth at the Davidson Young Scholars Summit. At this booth, she will be selling Mini Orangutan Kits and grocery bags, also available online on our Merchandise page. She will be giving a short talk during the Ambassador Seminars.

She will also be giving a talk at Zoo Boise’s Conservation Crew summer camp on August 14 at 3:00 pm MST, directed toward kids 7-12 years old. You can register for this camp soon on the Zoo Boise website.

Thank you for saving the rainforest today!

~The Orangutan Gang

Newsletter 2019.1

We at the Orangutan Gang are proud to announce that we have published our first newsletter, Issue 2019.1! This newsletter contains information about spreading the word, a few regular features, the latest news, and an exclusive interview with RAN‘s Forest Campaigner, Chelsea Matthews. To sign up to receive our newsletter, please check out our Newsletter page; to read this issue, click here!

~The Orangutan Gang