Dear Prince Charles,
You don’t know me yet, but my (British) Mother always knew we would work together on something. This is it.
In Copenhagen you said,
If deforestation can be stopped in its tracks, then we will be able to buy ourselves some much-needed time to build the low carbon economies on which our futures depend. I have endeavored to create a global public, private and NGO partnership to discover an innovative means of halting tropical deforestation. Success would literally transform the situation for our children and grandchildren and for every species on the planet.
Your Rainforest Project’s work is focused on two very specific aims: to raise awareness of the damaging effects of deforestation for everyone and to identify appropriate incentives that will encourage rainforest nations to stop burning down vast areas of valuable forests.
I’d like to offer you a third aim: support the reforestation of degraded land, using organic methods, in one of the largest areas of rainforest that can be reclaimed on the planet – the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil.
Having learned from permaculture experts there that it is entirely possible to bring back the natural diversity of the forest without the use of chemicals, and that the vast majority of reforestation work going on there is using chemicals on otherwise clean land, we need help to get the word out. There’s another way. It works. Natural diversity can return and flourish within a 10 year cycle…
Right now, we are seeking corporate sponsorship from organic product companies who would like to back the establishment of organic rainforest nurseries, and field maintenance plans supporting rural communities as stewards.
It would be really great to know we have your blessing and support too. I hope someone who reads this, can pass it along to you.