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Saving theWorld (and Fighting to Make it Less Boring): Monkey Run Romania

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Throughout my travels in South East Asia, I saw the devastating effects our diets have on rain forests. Palm trees are planted after the natural jungle is raised, so that we can enjoy additives in our junk food--guilty! (Sorry to be a bummer, but it is true.) Cool Earth, the official charity of the Adventurists, save rainforests and they do a damn fine job of it. They don’t create reserves or put up fences. They don’t buy land. Instead, they put indigenous people back in control of the world’s most endangered rainforest. These people have lived in the forest for countless generations and their homes are now on the frontline of deforestation. By building better incomes, better schools and better clinics, Cool Earth give their partner villages the resources they need to keep their forest intact. Help us support Cool Earth as we embark on an incredible and foolhardy adventure.

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Our foolhardy adventure for Cool Earth is probably the most insightful decision of our lives. Yes, we have chosen to do something remarkably stupid. Don't worry, we are not jumping out or off of anything tall--we are simply planning to ride around on machinery not quite human being sized in Count Dracula's homeland. You know, for the rainforests and stuff.

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