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