Sadly, while we have been able to continually farm our land, farmers in the equatorial tropics have been faced with a rapid loss of soil fertility forcing them to abandon the land they clear and move onto fresh forest after only one or two years.
I want your kids to get going as ECO-Action Detectives. It really doesn't matter what you do to start saving the world, but it is important to start doing something. Everything we do has an impact on the world. Everything has a cost -- ECOlogically and ECOnomically.
COTAP connects projects to individuals who want to offset their carbon footprint, but have a strong preference that their donations support poor farming communities in developing countries that already experience the brunt of climate change.
Last year, NRDC launched its Revive a Rainforest campaign to restore forests in Costa Rica. With the help and generosity of our many online supporters, the first stage of our Revive a Rainforest campaign was a true success.
Being an official Party in the COP15 meetings, I sat bewildered as all the agreements we were working on got sidelined by a document that a small group of 30 nations, led by the US president, inserted into the agenda.