Lyndhurst Primary School is saying NO to Palm Oil!

How did this all begin?

During a class meeting, the students in 3/4C discussed the devastating effects that palm oil production was having on the animals in Indonesia, Malaysia and the surrounding areas. There was a little confusion of what palm oil was and why it was making such a huge impact to these animals. As the class dove deeper into the issue, they realised they must make others aware of what is happening, and try to reduce the harm it was causing the animals.

So… What is Palm Oil?

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil that is derived from the palm fruit grown on African Oil palm trees. The fruit (and the trees) are cut down and processed to make the palm oil. These trees are home to many animals including the beloved orangutan!

Why is this an issue?

This is a MASSIVE issue because animals are losing not only their food sources but their homes too! Would you like it if someone destroyed your house? I didn’t think so! This is what is happening every day to the innocent animals in Indonesian & Malaysian jungles.

Over 90% of the orangutan’s habit has been destroyed in the last 20 years. 90%!!!! If that is not alarming enough, think about this: Not only have they lost their homes, but over 50,000 orangutans have died!! For what?! So that we can eat foods with oil in them. Hardly a fair trade!

Okay, you have my attention. But, how can I help?!

We can all make a difference to these innocent animals. Here at Lyndhurst PS, we are raising money to adopt as many orangutans as we can. The money we pay to adopt the orangutans provide them with food, shelter, any medical needs and 24hr care. Our support can help them grow up in a world free of harm. Who wouldn’t want a harm-free life?

By Lyndhurst Primary School|2017-11-06T18:19:27+10:00November 11th, 2014|0 Comments