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You drink Coffee. We plant Trees.

If you’ve followed this blog through the years, you know I’ve lost hope more than once along the way, due to the many challenges faced by my field partners. While searching for even a glimmer of hope to keep this…

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Finding Hope During a Dark Night of the Earth’s Soul

Over the last six years of rainforest renewal projects in Brazil, I’ve had to dig deep to keep finding hope for our beautiful planet’s future. Once a haven of biodiversity, 93% of Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest has been destroyed during the…

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2015 International Day of Trees News Snips

Image: Peter van der Sleen

The flying river is a movement of large quantities of water vapor transported in the atmosphere from the Amazon Basin to other parts of South America. The forest trees release water vapor into the atmosphere through transpiration and this moisture…

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I Just Want A Rainforest

Since 2010 the iGive Trees project has been crowdfunding the renewal of an endangered rainforest in Brazil. We’re thrilled to announce that 32 page, full color book is now available, documenting our story.

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United Nations Climate Summit films: WHAT’S POSSIBLE & A WORLD OF SOLUTIONS

At times when the negative news can be so very overwhelming, this is the type of news I need to share. The news that “You can choose today, to make a world of difference.”

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Synthetic RainForests Kill Wildlife

“In my life, I have dreamt of seeing the great herds of wild animals, jungles and rainforests full of birds and butterflies, but now I wonder if they will even exist for my children to see.”

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Rio Behind on Olympic Promise to Plant 24 Million Trees | RioOnWatch

Rio de Janeiro is falling behind on its promise to plant 24 million trees to offset the carbon emissions produced as a result of hosting the 2016 Olympic Games. According to the official counter, just 5.5 million have been planted,…

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The Two Faces of Reforestation in Brazil | Care2 Causes | Earth Day 2014

The Two Faces of Reforestation in Brazil

There are two faces of reforestation in Brazil. One is that of a simple country person with her family, bare-footed or flip-flopped, collecting seeds from the Mother trees of their region. They know the trees like they know their own…

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A Silent Rainforest is a Dead Rainforest

“Genetic engineering (GE) of our food supply amounts to a massive science experiment being performed on mankind, without consent or full disclosure. Although the biotech industry continues to claim GE products are safe, the truth is that no one knows…

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Extinction of Fruit-eating Birds Impacts Forest Ecology

The extinction of large, fruit-eating birds in fragments of Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest has caused palm trees to produce smaller seeds over the past century, impacting forest ecology, found a study published in Science. The researchers looked at Euterpe edulis palm…

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