LeJog Day#6 – #Together4Forests
Rest Day! Even if I could have ridden a bit today as well, I believe it was better for my body to give it some time off in order to recover and I might actually do the same tomorrow to be in very good shape on Thursday.
This is a good opportunity to talk about an another initiative supported by the WWF : #Together4Forests
Climate change, raging forest fires, and sprawling agriculture are wiping out our planet’s forests, savannahs and other precious ecosystems.
This devastation of nature is happening fast – and it is directly connected to the meat, dairy, palm oil, coffee and chocolate we eat in Europe. From the Amazon to the Asian rainforests, the EU is responsible for more than 10% of global forest destruction.
Your local milk could come from cows fed on soy from land once covered in spectacular forests. The cookies you love may contain unsustainable palm oil or cocoa cultivated on land snatched from Indigenous Peoples.
The EU has the power to help stop this destruction: It can do this by passing a new law that would stop products linked to the destruction of nature from ending up on the EU’s supermarket shelves.
Through the #Together4Forests campaign, more than 1 million people demanded a strong, new EU law to protect the world’s forests and other ecosystems, and fed straight into the European Commission’s public consultation on deforestation. These were handed over to the European Commission on Monday 14 December in an online event.
We thank each and every one of you for your support – together, you sent a powerful message: It’s time for the EU to stop being part of the problem, and become part of the solution.
We will be there every step of the way to ensure the EU follows through and comes up with a strong, ambitious legislative proposal in 2021!
If you want to help, you can sign the petition on WWF and/or give funds on my fundraising page!