Monthly Archives: August 2011

WeForest Founder Bill Liao: A Long Journey to TED

Bill Liao, Founder of WeForest, wants to plant 2 trillion trees by 2020, to halt global warming. He’s made the commitment not to fly again until that goal has been achieved. For a man with over 3 million frequent flyer miles across 5 different programs, that’s no small thing. This is a man who walks his talk. Literally.

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The squeeze: Brazil cuts off credit to illegal loggers – AlertNet

With fines for illegal deforestation rarely paid, Brazil is using a novel approach to save the Amazon: block those who clear land illegally from accessing credit. And, refreshingly, the system seems to be working. By Daniel Cooney for http://blog.cifor.org/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance

The psychedelic door at Viveiro Bom Jardin, Guaratingueta, Sao Paulo, Brazil – an entry in the Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance. Like it?

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World to Brazil’s President Dilma: Save the Amazon

Originally Posted on Avaaz.org: 15 August 2011 The Amazon is in serious danger: Brazil is on the verge of gutting its forest protection laws — unless we act now, vast tracts of our planet’s lungs could be opened up to clear-cutting devastation. This threat…

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Science has been nearly silent in Brazil’s Forest Code debate

A recent push to revise Brazil’s forest code has emerged as one of the more contentious political issues in the country, pitting agribuisness against environmentalists trying to preserve the Amazon rainforest. Historically, the forest code has required private landowners to maintain a substantial proportion of natural forest cover on their properties, though the law has often been ignored…

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#CALL4TREES – A Conversation about HOPE with Julia Butterfly Hill, Changents and We Forest team members about how YOU can help reverse global warming

Join us for a rare opportunity to have a conversation about HOPE with environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill. (You remember, the young woman who lived on a platform atop a 1,500 year old tree for 2 years to prevent it from being cut down.)

Julia will be joining me, along with the international team from WeForest, our friends at Changents, and hopefully, our field partners in Brazil.

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What If You Could Help Halt Global Warming, Preserve Wildlife Species, and Live with Greater Sustainability – Would You Do It?

Meet the founders of CPR Earth, myEarth360 and Rainforest ECObank on an interactive conference call this Saturday, Aug 6 at 10am PST. Bring your questions and prepare to network with others about your own projects and passions for the Earth. It’s free and HOPE-Full.

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