The Orangutan Alliance launches its latest impactful campaign entitled #MyStepToProtect to pay tribute to International Orangutan Day on 19 August 2020. The viral campaign is to remind people that it’s not too late to facilitate collective change for the planet, through living a more sustainable lifestyle. Viva La Body has created organic, palm oil-free soap with Orangutan Alliance and they intend to sell at least 2000 bars in the first month.
Palm oil plantations thrives in the tropical heat on the island of Sumatra. Little does it know, the native rainforest that previously occupied this area was a place many endemic wildlife called home. Now, forced to relocate and less protected, orangutans are prey to the pet trade, tigers are killed for their fur, and elephants for their ivory tusks.
Nick Xenophon has called for the government to take urgent action in mandating palm oil labelling in Australia.
Mr Xenophon, who is standing in the South Australian election in March, says palm oil is not only a health risk, but is devastating for the planet and fatal for orangutans.
Nuttvia and Melinda’s Gluten Free Goodies have signed onto a new international no palm oil certification program that’s looking to establish supply-chain consciousness in the Aussie market.
To coincide with International Orangutan Day earlier this month, the Orangutan Alliance, a not for profit organisation, announced it had completed new research showing the emergence of the ‘conscious consumer’.
The Orangutan Alliance has launched our campaign titled #MyStepToProtect to celebrate International Orangutan Day on August 19th 2020. The viral campaign is designed to remind people that it’s not too late to facilitate collective change for the planet, through living a more sustainable lifestyle.
Unfortunately for orangutans, the space for them to live in continues to dwindle drastically. Up to 80 per cent of the suitable forest in Indonesia and Malaysia has been lost in the last 20 years. Most of that habitat loss is because of agriculture and most of that can be attributed to the rampant expansion of palm oil plantations.
We believe in prevention and cure, that’s why we actively develop relationships with alliance partners including manufacturers regarding new research into this issue, as well as those who carry out grassroots rehabilitation and reforestation work to restore rainforest habitat.
This controversial ingredient is devastating the environment. It seems like everyone is talking about palm oil right now. But what’s all the fuss about?
Maria Abadilla, Founder of Orangutan Alliance, introduces the new certification programme that will help consumers easily identify products that are palm oil free.
Maria Abadilla, the founder of Orangutan Alliance, says of the global movement “We are excited to launch the #MyStepToProtect campaign to generate awareness, action and funds for conservation. For each soap purchased, we can plant one tree which is critical to the habitat protection of over 100 mammals, 382 bird species and important carbon storage for the planet. We aim to plant at least 2000 trees in a month.”
What was your first ever memory of Olivia Newton-John? It seems we all have one! Mine was typical: watching her play Sandy, the square girl-next-door (who of course goes ‘bad’ in the end) in the movie Grease. For others, it may have been hearing her song ‘Physical’, or maybe seeing her in the film Xanadu. She may be of the most famous people on the planet, but there’s still a lot the average person doesn’t know about Olivia Newton-John.
It's no surprise that a recent Mintel Global Food Trends report showed clearly that more and more shoppers are looking for full disclosure when it comes to their everyday purchases.
Everyone’s favorite Aussie actress Olivia Newton-John has thrown her hat into the beauty business with the launch of an all-natural, luxury skin care collection, Retreatment Botanics. The new range has also been certified by international palm oil free certification body Orangutan Alliance
Palm oil has a bad rap, but is its reputation deserved? Learn about its environmental impact, as well as how to identify palm oil products at the supermarket.