In January, Jen, Elizabeth & Bob will be going on the adventure of a lifetime; driving a 3-wheeled rickshaw across India from Jaisalmer in the North to Kochi in the South. And we need your help! As part of something called, The Rickshaw Run , we will be traveling approximately 2,500km in a three-wheeled bucket of bolts with a 7hp motor traveling no faster than 55kmh, assuming it's all downhill with a healthy tailwind. There’s no set route, no back up plan, and no guarantee that we’ll come back (because we love India so much, not because of the threat of danger and death). As part of this journey we will be raising funds and awareness to support CoolEarth ’s mission of halting rain forest deforestation and curbing climate change. CoolEarth works with indigenous people in rain forest communities to protect surrounding forests from commercial threats. Why is this work valuable? Well, saving just one acre of rain forest can offset the same amount of CO2 as driving around the world 32 times or the same amount of water as 950 baths (not on this India trip though…). It contains 11,000 species of insect and worms and up to 6 endangered animals. ABOUT THE RUN The Rickshaw Run is put on by a group called The Adventurists. They captured it perfectly when they described the adventure as "easily the least sensible thing to do with two weeks.” Our goal is to rally from Jaisalmer to Kochi within two weeks (hopefully). The journey will take us down the west-Indian cost and through some amazing cities and landscapes. This run is essentially desert to jungle to beach during India’s beautiful summer season. OUR ASK OF YOU Looking for a chance to experience India without the threat of Delhi Belly, squat pots, or tiger chases? Or want to support the amazing work of Cool Earth? Or just want to support this crazy adventure of ours? Donate to our Rickshaw Run for access to special content during our adventure, including, photos, videos, and stories! Donate: We will be grateful for anything that can help the team meet our fundraising goals. We've committed to raising $1,500 for Cool Earth at a minimum -- and hope to raise much more! Seriously, any bit helps. That being said, we wanted to find some fun ways of showing our gratitude for support at certain levels: $300 – We’ll create a Flat Stanley version of you to accompany us on our travels. You’ll receive photos of your Flat Stanley traveling through India with us as proof of your adventure. $150 – Your face on a bumper sticker, stuck to our 3-wheeled rickshaw. $25+ - Access to our private Facebook group where we’ll post special content, including photos and stories (and the inevitable video of an emotional breakdown).
Empowering the Asháninka to shield millions of acres of Amazon rainforest.