Sky Bingo, the online bingo [http://www.skybingo.com ] experts, have teamed with Sky Rainforest Rescue and WWF UK, aiming to raise GBP500 for the Amazon rainforest campaign. Throughout February, any new 'likes' that the Sky Bingo Facebook page gains will trigger additional funds which will go towards saving 1 billion trees in the state of Acre in north west Brazil.
Deforestation creates up to a fifth of the world's greenhouse gas emissions - that's as much as all the world's cars, planes, trains and ships put together. In Acre alone, deforestation between 1996 and 2005 generated around 22 million tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.
The rainforest provides food, shelter and livelihoods for almost all of the 30 million people living in the Amazon. Its destruction threatens traditional ways of life and access to important resources.
The Amazon rainforest also provides a source of products that we value here in the UK, like cocoa, nuts, fruit and timber - not to mention the hundreds of plants used to treat illnesses, including cancer and heart problems.
Sky Bingo [http://www.skybingo.com ] think this is an important cause to support and if you want to help tackle climate change with a simple click of a button, head over to the Sky Bingo Facebook page and become a fan. The online bingo company will donate 25p to the campaign for every new 'like' throughout February 2012. Open a Sky Bingo account today and get GBP10 completely free!