For the student blogging challenge we are doing the blog action day and the theme is “Raise your voice.”
We had a couple of options to write about
Ever been inspired by the actions of a person in your community?
Is there an issue that inspires you?
How can technology help in times of disaster?
Indigenous people in your country
Refugees and immigration
I choose to do an issue that I have thought about for a while and that is the issue of Orangutans homes being chopped down for palm oil plantations. The problem with this is that the Orangutans have no place to go so they die in the process that is part of the reason that Orangutans are endangered.
The reason I know about this problem is when I was younger I went to borneo and we watched a video that explained that the palm oil plantations were taking over the helpless Orangutans environment, for me this was a big issue so I went on a strike where I didn’t eat any products with palm oil in them and I still don’t. This was hard for me because what I learnt had palm oil happened to be some of the yummiest things as a child: kit-kats and tim-tams. Ever since I went on my little protest as a child I have continued to not support Palm Oil.
These are some products with palm oil in them and products that I can’t/won’t eat. I wonder if you have ever had any of these, and if you have do you know how much harm they cause and how much they affect the environment?
Please Spread Awareness About This Problem