About Campaign

ends 12 Feb 2021, 11:59 PM
Peatlands are natural wetlands that cover 3% of our Earth. When partially decomposed plant matter falls to the forest floor, it creates layers of peat over millennia. All the carbon from the plant matter is kept underwater and locked in, which is why peatlands contain more carbon than all the plants and trees in the world!

Peatlands are drained for human activities like agriculture, increasing the risks of fires and haze. How does that affect our:

1. Health?
Elevated haze conditions increase hospital admissions for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Considering how 1 in 5 children in Singapore has asthma, preventing haze helps to protect our children's health.

2. Environment?
50% of peatlands in Southeast Asia are located in Indonesia, where the haze in Singapore originates. For every hectare of peatland we protect, we save CO2 emissions equivalent to driving 60,000 km by an average car!

Adopt a tree today!
Each tree that you adopt goes to protecting our peatlands, empowering the community in Indonesia, and securing a haze-free future for all. Every donation brings us closer to fully restoring the 2 million hectares of degraded peatlands in Indonesia.

Together with an Indonesian NGO, EKA (Ekonomi Kreatif Andalan), PM Haze helps to rehabilitate damaged peatlands by planting native trees and building canal blocks. The peatland restoration programme, conducted by EKA, aims to restore the degraded peatlands in the Sungai Tohor village. Find out more from our video!

About the Charity

PM Haze (People's Movement to Stop Haze) was founded by a group of friends who had the vision to stop the transboundary haze crises in our region. Since our conception in 2014, we have committed to solve the regional transboundary haze crisis, driving sustainable consumption in Singapore and empowering overseas communities whose lives depend on delicate peatland ecosystems.

Currently, we have 6 palm oil-based retail cooking oil brands that are certified sustainable in Singapore from just 1 in 2016. As of 2019, 10 F&B brands, including one hotel, which house about 200 outlets in Singapore serve food cooked with certified sustainable palm oil, an increase from only 2 outlets in 2015. In 2019, we co-organised the world's first Asian Youths for Sustainable Palm Oil Summit in Bangkok. We have organised the first trip from Singapore to visit peatlands in Malaysia and have developed a peatland restoration programme in Sungai Tohor, that is both community centric and founded on scientific basis.


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