Of course everyone has heard about rainforests, how we burn them down for short sighted monetary gains, etc. Even Sting signs about them for a decade. But how crucial are these large forest areas to reduce CO2 emissions? Massively important!
Conservation International is a highly ranked organization protecting species and habitats. According to them, every 4 hours an area the size of Manhattan is burned down, irrecoverably, releasing more carbon than you can ever emit driving your beloved Hummer. You get the picture, preventing deforestation matters immensely. You can participate in the protection by buying an acre, it's only $15, they make a fantastic party gift and the more people are acting, the better.
Protect an acre!