OVO Energy and Cool Earth so far
By Cool Earth Wednesday 17 September 2014
Cool Earth strikes Forest Protection Agreements with any community who approaches us that is serious about keeping their forest safe. We help build better livelihoods, more resilient communities, stronger legal claims so that the forest, its biodiversity and its carbon remain intact.
And whilst we still feel like the new kids on the block, we have seven years of forest achievements that proves our model actually works and puts forest out of the chainsaw’s reach.
Cutivireni village contact Cool Earth after receiving logging offer
Forest Protection Agreement signed with Cutivireni to launch Ashaninka Project
Demarcate community borders and paint trees as visual mark to loggers of protected forest
Community Canoe and outboard for Cutivireni for emergency evacuations and community travel
School utensils for Camantavishi and Parijaro primary schools
Establish the cacao producers association Ayompari to co-ordinate cacao production
Solar radio communications installed in Cutivireni and Parijaro villages
Clean water supply for Cutivireni village – tapping into a natural spring 8 miles away
Outboard motor for the women of the project to travel for their monthly state support
Community Meeting Houses built in the villages of Camantavishi, Tivoreni, Alto Camantavishi, Pamaquiari and Taroveni
Solar cacao dryers and fermentation boxes built in the villages of Tinkareni, Tivoreni and Coveja
Three villages join the project – taking total to 15
Building of 11 houses in Camantavishi for the village’s poorest families
Registering community members from all 15 project villages for health insurance
From our first rainforest village in Brazil seven years ago we’ve ensured more than 411,000 acres of rainforest that would otherwise have been cleared are protected around the clock. This is keeping more than 98 million trees standing and locking in 106 million tonnes of CO2 - equivalent to the entire population of Germany flying to New York.
These community-controlled forests are forming a living shield to ten times as much forest. Cool Earth’s shielded forest is now twice the size of Yellowstone National Park.
This would not have been possible without our biggest supporter – OVO Energy. OVO ensures that Cool Earth keeps the world’s most at-risk rainforest standing.