Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
Go Conscious Earth protects African rainforests and the animals that live there by partnering with indigenous communities to eliminate extreme poverty and cultivate sustainable practices.
It's easy to be worried about the state of the environment. We are all wondering if we are doing enough to protect the earth for ourselves and future generations. There's talk of global warming, melting icecaps, smog, and turbulent weather. We know the rainforests are important, and we want to protect them!
There are large communities of people living in extreme poverty in these rainforests. When multinational companies take over these lands for logging or farming, not only do they destroy the rainforests, damaging the earth's environment, but they devastate the lives of the people living here, leaving them with even fewer resources for survival. Meanwhile, in their efforts to survive, these communities often use farming and fishing methods that further damage these ecosystems.
Most of us have never lived without access to a school, water, or food. We haven't had to drink the water we wash our clothes in. We've never lost a child to starvation or a simple preventable infection. But for 790,000,000 people, these are the daily realities of their lives.
At GCE, we have developed an approach that preserves large tracts of rainforest while fighting poverty and cultivating long-term sustainable practices within the communities living there. This approach makes us unique among rainforest projects and will lead to millions more acres of rainforest conservation.
GCE has conserved one million acres of rainforest so far! We have asked the communities there what they need and we are working with them to make that happen - simple projects that work. Freshwater wells, schools, health clinics, sustainable farming and fishing, and long-term income generation. And as we implement our anti-poverty initiatives, we are also in the process of conserving another million acres.
Ms. Ariel Rogers
Mr. Godi Godar Moteke Molanga
1000 Willbea Rd
Durham, NC 27705 USA
Rainforest, animals, poverty, water
Forest Conservation (C36)
Protection of Endangered Species (D31)
Economic Development (S30)
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Our first priority is to start building water wells. Over time, we plan to build 100 water wells, enough for every person in the conserved areas to have clean drinking water, but in 2015, we will break ground on the first 5 wells and build the Drill Team, a group of villagers whose jobs it will be to build all the wells using the innovative Village Drill, a human-powered deep well drill that can reach even this remote one-million-acre concession (see www.WHOlives.org).
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