The Rickshaw Run January 2019 (India edition). Three people, no set route, no back-up, no way of knowing if you're going to make it. The only certainty is that we will get lost, we will get stuck, we will break down and we will help save a bit of the world. Oh and did I mention it's over 3000kms??? Why Cool Earth? Cool earth is the non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change. Cool Earth is an environmental charity that works in partnership with indigenous communities. The charity only protects rainforest, that without intervention, will be destroyed within the next 18 months. Cool Earth works strategically, protecting forest that acts as a barrier to a wider landscape. The charity spends just 10% of your donation on admin and governance making sure as much as possible goes to project areas. Through working with local people Cool Earth makes sure conservation goes hand in hand with better livelihoods.
Hi there, and welcome to my Cool Earth Fundraising Page. Some of you may already know me, but for those who don't, my name is Theo and I'm trying to raise a target of £1000 for this amazing charity.
How am I doing this, you may ask? Well.... by taking part in what is known as The Rickshaw Run.
Most of you won't know what this event is, so let me tell you. In a nut shell, myself and two others are attempting to conquer
the length of India, from the jungles of the south to the deserts of the north, in what can only be described as a cake tin on wheels, aka The Humble Rickshaw! Its only a mediocre 3000km...That's like travelling from Lands End to John O'Groats 3 times.
This endeavour will be undoubtably uncomfortable. It's not very fast (7hp in fact), it'll smell, it'll fall over when you go round corners and it'll definitely break down more often than an emo teenager...plus a day's driving will feel like you've been kicked up the arse by an elephant.
As light hearted as the above is, it's important to reiterate that this is a charity fundraising event run by Cool Earth.
The money raised will benefit the tropical and non tropical rainforests of our planet for generations to come, allowing both nature, the people that depend on this environment, and the rest of the world, to live in a more sustainable way, away from land degradation and commercial logging that in turn has more of a negative effect than a lot of us realise.
As half of the world's rainforests have already been destroyed it's about time we step in.
Please will you help?
Any contribution, large or small will go a long way in the battle to preserve our Tropical Forests.
Over and out.
“Helping Cool Earth to halt tropical deforestation makes a real difference. Perhaps the biggest difference we will make in our whole lives.”
– Sir David Attenborough
Empowering the Asháninka to shield millions of acres of Amazon rainforest.