So myself, Ben and Cam are taking on Rickshaw Run Sri Lanka, as part this adventure we are aiming to raise some CA$$$$H for Cool Earth - scroll down to find out more about how the charity is helping to take care of rain forests around the world. Our team will be given a rickshaw to get form A to B and with some practical training, we'll set off in to the unknown. There's no set route, no plan or back up and to make it that bit easier for ourselves we'll be leaving Google behind for paper maps and ditching motorways for as many back/dirty roads as humanly possible. While rickshaws aren't known for their reliability they are quite easy to fix, however we are all pretty shit mechanics, which means when (not if) we breakdown we'll be relying on Ben and Cam pushing us to the nearest mechanics. We cannot guarantee we will make it to the finish line but what we can guarantee is there will be plenty of adventure, potentially tears but most important... plenty of beers!
Cool Earth are the official charity of the Adventurists, to put it simply they save rainforest and they do a damn fine job of it.
Now saving the rainforest isn’t a new idea. Managing to do it however is.
Over the last 40 years, half the world’s rainforests have been destroyed. That’s why Cool Earth decided to go about things differently. 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.
Cool Earth is now working alongside 113 rainforest villages throughout the world. These partner villages are protecting over 900,000 acres of forest that lie directly in the path of chainsaws and bulldozers. The clever part is that this forest forms a shield to make the neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers – saving millions of acres of further forest.
Empowering the Asháninka to shield millions of acres of Amazon rainforest.