“We want our forest to be healthy, to breathe the clean air we breathe. We have to continue to protect what our ancestors have left us.” – Julian Quispe, Cutivireni.
Cleaning up our air will also help in the fight against climate change, the biggest environmental problem we face. Along with the need to switch to clean energy sources, forests are effective and natural allies in the fight for cleaner air—and essential to ensure a sustainable future for the communities that depend on them.6
With your support, Cool Earth is doing just that. By supporting rainforest communities to develop year-round sustainable incomes, we’re reducing pressure on the forest. If families have a reliable income the need to sell trees for cash, or hunt bushmeat for protein, isn’t there any more, and the forest stays standing. Good for the daily lives of those who call rainforest home, and air quality right around the globe.