Global challenges call for global solidarity—and we’d like to thank you for coming together to rise to the challenge of protecting our planet in the face of an uncertain future.
This April, our community of climate action nonprofits and more than 500 donors like you united to select five community-focused environmental champions to lead our fight against the climate crisis. With your support, this year’s Climate Action Fund cohort is tackling this global challenge through reforestation, education, and sustainable agriculture from Ghana to Peru. Without further ado, we’re thrilled to introduce our second annual Climate Action Fund cohort!
This year’s cohort is creating a greener world by:
1. Regenerating the Amazon Rainforest with endangered tree species
Camino Verde | Peru
Camino Verde works in Tambopata, Peru—a biodiversity hotspot deep in the Peruvian Amazon that is threatened by migratory agriculture, illegal gold mining, and timber harvesting. Camino Verde’s goal? Conserve the ecological richness of Tambopata by planting 1000 Amazonian trees each year on deforested land and expanding their existing conservation area, which stretches across more than 1000 acres of pristine rainforest.
Executive Director Robert Van Loon shared, “Since we all face the effects of climate change and habitat loss, it becomes more important to understand how we can collectively work to conserve and regenerate what we are losing.” Learn More
2. Teaching vital agricultural skills and climate resilience
Obrobibini Peace Complex | Ghana
Led by Christian Andres, Obrobibini Peace Complex is simultaneously improving individual livelihoods and building sustainability in Ghana by setting up an eco-friendly vocational training center. This center will elevate the importance of climate resilience and give community members the opportunity to develop vital agricultural skills— increasing food security, financial independence, and overall well being. Learn more
3. Partnering with indigenous farmers to increase food security and fight deforestation
Instituto Chaikuni | Peru
In the words of Sophia Rohklin, a nonprofit leader at Instituto Chaikuni, their innovative approach to conservation “...bridges traditional, indigenous land-management techniques and modern permaculture methods in order to develop sustainable, integrated alternatives to land-use.” This seamless combination gives committed, local farmers in the indigenous and mestizo communities of the Peruvian Amazon the opportunity to both increase food security and curb the impacts of deforestation and climate change. With support from the Climate Action Fund for a second year in a row, Instituto Chaikuni will continue fostering an intercultural learning environment while protecting one of our planet’s most breathtaking natural wonders. Learn more
4. Creating forests of food-producing trees to promote self-sufficiency
Sadhana Forest | Kenya
Sadhana Forest elevates sustainable solutions to deforestation, water scarcity, and biodiversity loss under the leadership of Aviram and Yorit Rozin. Their project in Samburu, Kenya is creating forests of indigenous, food-producing trees that will provide long-term food security for the entire community while simultaneously mitigating climate change. Despite the many challenges their organization faces, Aviram is confident in its mission: “The goal is so big, any obstacle is like a speck of dust.” Learn more
5. Combating biodiversity loss by planting trees
Iracambi | Brazil
One of the quickest and most efficient methods of reducing carbon in our atmosphere is planting trees-and Iracambi has taken this fact to heart! Led by Alielle Canedo, this volunteer-based organization has planted nearly 120,000 trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest since 1990. With each tree planted, Iracambi stores carbon, stabilizes soil, controls flooding and landslides, and provides habitat for regional wildlife. Learn More
We can’t thank you enough for continuing to support climate action during these challenging times. Thanks to your generosity, these five dedicated organizations will receive support for an entire year as they work to protect Planet Earth. Stay tuned for more information about their work in our next report!
Stay safe and take care,
Nicole + the GlobalGiving Team
Obrobibini Peace Complex