Regular Donor Report
Orangerie Bay Winter 2016

 

THANKS TO YOU, 2016 HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FOR COOL EARTH

At the beginning of the new year, take some time to explore some of the highlights from Papua New Guinea that you made happen.

You strengthened families

Forest is only protected when families are strong and healthy enough to defend it. It’s no surprise that clean water, health, and nutrition are priorities for all our indigenous partners.



Regular Donor Report<br /> Orangerie Bay Winter 2016

BOATS

Last year droughts devastated rainforest communities in Papua New Guinea. Crops failed and for those few that could afford the fuel, fresh water supplies were shipped in by boat. Thanks to our supporters we could respond quickly with emergency supplies for our partner village in Orangerie bay. But we’ve made sure the community is prepared by installing eight huge water tanks.



You've grown incomes

The bulk of Cool Earth’s investments in communities goes towards building sustainable incomes. In the last year alone, income from cacao has doubled in Pajonal, helping the village become a self-determining, thriving rainforest community.



Regular Donor Report<br /> Orangerie Bay Winter 2016

BAKERY

With a microcredit loan from Cool Earth, our partners built a bakery in Gadaisu village. They sell the produce in Gadaisu market and make 60 – 70 Kina a day ($20), much more than the average wage for that area. And the coconut scones are worth the trip to Papua New Guinea to taste.



You improved the health of the forest

The more biodiverse a forest is, the more carbon it holds. That’s why we use the health of the forest and the species in it as an indicator of the success of our partnerships. And when we find evidence of threatened species thriving, that’s an even bigger reason to celebrate.



Regular Donor Report<br /> Orangerie Bay Winter 2016

CAMERA TRAPS

Our indigenous partners know more about the forest than we ever will. That’s why they are the best biodiversity monitors in Papua New Guinea. Armed with camera traps and laptops, our local team mates are sending back data from the forest, so we can prove that the forest’s health is improving under their stewardship.



And you've set the stage for the best year yet

It’s Cool Earth’s tenth birthday next year and we’re going for a step change in the way we operate. In preparation, this year we’ve welcomed new villages, new team members, and new ways of working. Together we’ll save a million acres in 2017.



Regular Donor Report<br /> Orangerie Bay Winter 2016

REFINING OUR MODEL

Throughout this year our Programmes team have been working on refining our practices and producing an open source version of the Cool Earth model. This ‘toolbox’ will work anywhere in the world and will be available to any community who want to save their forest. Watch this space - we’ll be telling you much more next year.



Regular Donor Report<br /> Orangerie Bay Winter 2016
THANK YOU
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