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Almir Surui

Cop 20 Climate Solutions: A Small and Mighty Consortium in the Spotlight

Forest Trends | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

At this year's COP -- where the strong presence of indigenous people is a noticeable difference from meetings of years past -- AIME presents voices that speak of proven strategies and solutions.

Bead by Bead, Saving the Rainforest and Fighting Climate Change

Forest Trends | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Sergio Polignano, on behalf of Forest Trends Eliza Suruí sits on a palm mat she wove herself, in the shade of her family's maloca, or dwelling. It...

'Prius Repellents' Versus Indigenous People: A Showdown on Climate Change

Forest Trends | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Turning your truck into a "Prius Repellent" isn't hard. In a process known as "rolling coal," you can modify the engine so that it belches out a huge ...

The World Will End This Summer -- According to Hollywood

Forest Trends | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Forest Trends

In portraying our response to climate change, Hollywood has made an enormous - and erroneous - assumption. The apocalyptic visions presented by the mo...

Hollywood Fails on Climate Change With 'Rio 2'

Forest Trends | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Forest Trends

I took my son to see Rio 2 this weekend. In the movie, a huge flock of bright blue macaws prevents loggers from knocking down the Amazonian rainforest...

Almir Surui: Perseverance Under Pressure

Forest Trends | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

Almir Surui was ten years old when the first logging truck came to his tiny village deep in the Amazon Rainforest. It came to chop down a single stand...