In class this week we discussed ways in which we consume items that donate money to certain causes. Although this idea sounds great, it does minimal to help by masking and avoiding the root of the problem. Topher White, the speaker in this Ted talk, has an idea that uses our consumption in a positive manner in order to recycle items that have become obsolete in a way that will reduce deforestation. According to INTERPOL, 90% of deforestation that takes place is illegal. Deforestation causes approximately 17% of greenhouse gasses and is the second leading cause of climate change. However, if the illegal deforestation could be eliminated, the issue would greatly shrink. One reason that this illegal deforestation takes place is because the natural noise of the rain forest drowns out the noise of chain-saws. Topher White suggests that we use old cell phones and cell signal, which is already available, to create a listening and alert system so that illegal loggers can be caught. Watch the video for more details on his plan.