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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.

Year 1

Cool Earth

Cutivireni village contact Cool Earth after receiving logging offer

Cool Earth

Forest Protection Agreement signed with  Cutivireni to launch Ashaninka Project

Year 2

Cool Earth

Demarcate community borders and paint trees as visual mark to loggers of protected forest 

Cool Earth

Community Canoe and outboard for Cutivireni for emergency evacuations and community travel

Year 3

Cool Earth

School utensils for Camantavishi and Parijaro primary schools  

Cool Earth

Establish the cacao producers association Ayompari to co-ordinate cacao production

Year 4

Cool Earth

Solar radio communications installed in Cutivireni and Parijaro villages 

Cool Earth

Clean water supply for Cutivireni village – tapping into a natural spring 8 miles away

Year 5

Cool Earth

Outboard motor for the women of the project to travel for their monthly state support 

Cool Earth

Community Meeting Houses built in the villages of Camantavishi, Tivoreni, Alto Camantavishi, Pamaquiari and Taroveni 

Year 6

Cool Earth

Solar cacao dryers and fermentation boxes built in the villages of Tinkareni, Tivoreni and Coveja

Cool Earth

Three villages join the project – taking total to 15

Year 7

Cool Earth

Building of 11 houses in Camantavishi for the village’s poorest families

Cool Earth

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.

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