At Cool Earth we work with indigenous communities to halt rainforest destruction. It’s a unique model that sets us apart from the other boring and ineffective rainforest charities, and the best part is it really works.
We only work where the rainforest is most at-risk. And to protect the rights of indigenous people, we only partner with villages that approach us.
The village forms an association and signs an agreement with Cool Earth that ensures:
- No forest is cleared
- Forest remains owned by the village
- Funding is spent to benefit the community as a whole
From clean water and a new classroom to midwife training and mosquito nets.
Cool Earth enables the village to earn more from keeping the forest standing than from it being destroyed, by investing in income streams like cacao, coffee and coconut oil.
Neighbouring villages see Cool Earth is a partner they can trust and ask to work with us too. As villages link up, a shield is formed to protect the forest.