DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD AND ANDREAS KRONTHALER
Cool Earth has never had more hands on supporters. Vivienne and Andreas want to understand and be involved in every stage of saving the rainforest, which makes them the most effective ambassadors we could hope for. We were delighted when they accepted our invitation to become inaugural patrons of Cool Earth in September 2015.
“Cool Earth have a practical plan, already working, and it will cost an incredibly small amount compared to the enormous benefit. Indeed, if we save the rainforest we might save the planet and if we don’t – forget it.”
Vivienne and her husband Andreas have donated more than £1 million to Cool Earth. They’ve galvanised her friends to join the cause, including Kate Moss, Lily Cole, Sadie Frost and Stella Tennant, and has dedicated two of her fashion shows to Cool Earth. Following a week spent living with a tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, Vivienne has lobbied the Peruvian government on their Forestry Programme. Their zeal for rainforest protection is incomparable.
In 2013, Vivienne and Andreas travelled with The Times to visit the Asháninka rainforest project that they have funded.
“The Asháninka are wonderful. They are kind and elegant people who care about the forest, which is their home.”