This post was originally published on April 27, 2021 and updated on August 9, 2021.

If you love the idea of helping return an injured baby elephant to its family, or protecting endangered species living in the Malaysian rainforest, add an extra step to your next grocery list. Look up the manufacturers of your favorite products and see if they’ve pledged to use only sustainably sourced palm oil in their products. Palm oil is used in about 50% of all goods found in U.S. supermarkets. As this Good Men Project feature article explains, rainforest conservation efforts in Malaysia depend on funding by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council. By law, all palm oil produced in Malaysia must be produced sustainably.    

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