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Planting Hope in Young Hearts

Video highlights of Earthday 2017 talk for Manzanita School by Alana Lea, Founder of iGiveTrees.

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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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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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Connect the Dots Interview on GMO Rainforests

October was GMO Awareness Month, and I was honored to be interviewed by Alison Rose Levy for a compelling conversation on her PRN radio program Connect the Dots. She asked such good questions! Let me know what you think…

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From an Endangered Rainforest to Your Garbage Can and Toilet

Who’d have known that the “genetically improved” Eucalyptus plantations near our organic reforestation projects were supported by an international NGO in partnership with Monsanto, paper and aluminum industries? These new trees reforesting the area provide pulp for toilet paper and diapers while the aluminum mines nearby wrap your hot dogs.

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Synchronicity + Innovation + Joy = SINAL

What happens when Synchronicity, Innovation and Joy meet? SINAL stands for Synchronicity (Sincronismo in Portuguese), Innovation (Inovação) and Joy (Alegria). It’s a living laboratory nestled within the Atlantic Rainforest less than hour outside of the city of Rio de Janeiro….

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Marie Diamond Show to Feature Rainforest ECObank Founder Alana Lea

Please join me live on Saturday, October 1, 2011 when I’ll co-host the Marie Diamond Show (online) at 10am Pacific. http://www.vokle.com/events/25069-the-marie-diamond-show If you miss the live interaction (Twitter streams live during show – and you can type in questions for…

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$20 Gift Certificate Offer with Rainforest Pillows

If you order 2 throw pillows from our gallery today, May 31, you will receive a $20 gift certificate with your order that can be used toward future orders of our scarves, shawls, ties belts or other offerings. You can use it yourself or give it to a friend to enroll them in the cause with you.

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Dear Prince Charles

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…

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Rainforest ECObank – Report from Mata Atlantica

Ian Scanlan just returned from a planning trip to the Rainforest Eco Lodge (honestly, they have a sign on the road with that name), visiting with local smallholders and planning for the pilot project nursery this Spring. He took some…

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