Stop Alleged Destruction of Tropical Forest for Olympic Stadium

Target: Kazumi Ohigashi, Japan Sport Council President

Goal: Stop destroying tropical forests for wood used in the construction of Japan’s Olympic stadium.

Japan may be playing a major role in the destruction of tropical Malaysian rainforests. Timber, allegedly illegally logged in Malaysia, is being used to build Tokyo’s Olympic stadium for the 2020 games. This discovery was made in an investigation conducted by over 40 groups, including the Rainforest Action Network.

Destroying the rare and vibrant rainforests of Malaysia stands in stark contrast to the goals of the Olympics, which include celebrating the planet and its vast cultural diversity. The lumber company behind the project has also been accused of human rights violations.

The Olympics should focus on the sustainability of our planet, not on its destruction. Sign the petition and tell the Japan Sports Council, the organization planning the Olympic Games, to secure sustainable, eco-friendly lumber from a different company and end its destruction of Malaysia’s tropical rainforests.


Dear President Ohigashi,

A recent investigation alleges that the lumber being used in Japan’s Olympic stadium for the 2020 games is being illegally logged. According to the report, Malaysian rainforests are being destroyed.

This deforestation goes against everything the Olympics stand for. I ask that the Japan Sport Council end its partnership with this lumber company and find more sustainable materials so that the 2020 Olympics can be celebrated for their positive impact on the world, not their negative.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    do olympics somewhere else! stop cutting trees now!


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