June 11, 2015

Football and Forest

With the Women’s World Cup underway (and a chance that England might actually get to the finals) find out how football can save rainforest.


With everything in the news about corruption, you’d be forgiven for overlooking the simplicity of the beautiful game.

So now’s the time to remind you that, amongst other things, football has a key role in saving rainforest.

Football tournaments are a brilliant way of bringing villages together. There may not be goalposts, strips, or even football boots but entire communities will turn up. And invariably conversation turns to trees, school and Cool Earth.

Thanks to our friends in Peru organising these kick-arounds, the Asháninka Project has grown to working with 16 villages throught the Ene Valley. And it’s about to grow again, putting more forest than ever beyond the chainsaw’s reach.

Now that is a beautiful game.


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