This September 2018, I will be embarking (or attempting to embark) on a ~30,000 mile bicycle trip around the world, lasting around 4 years, with some extended stops along the way. The trip will be completely self-supported and self-funded, with money earned from teaching English and a planned stint of tree planting in Canada halfway through the trip. I will be doing everything I can do avoid flying between land masses, attempting to hitch rides on boats, but realistically may have to concede one or two defeats along the way.
I think rainforest conservation is one of the most vital & tangible defenses we have in slowing our changing climate, and the importance in preserving the multitude of unique plant and animal life contained within almost goes without saying. I have never learned to drive, eat very little meat, but still have taken a lot from our planet, and I want this trip to be an attempt to try and equalise or possible even reverse some of the damage I have done to the planet in my 24 years on Earth.
We’re partnering with three strategically located villages to halt the advance of the palm frontier from the east – shielding the pristine rainforest behind.