- The Amazon Rainforest is burning at a record rate
- It is due to illegal land clearing from farmers in the area
- The fires are likely worsened from drier conditions due to climate change
- The countries that govern the Amazon are doing little to nothing about it
- There are organizations out there that are in place to remediate the deforestation problems throughout The Amazon and South America
- WE ALL can make a difference to resolve and repair climate change and deforestation
What I am doing
I am running the OktoberFest 50K Ultra Marathon in Farmersville, Texas on October 19th to raise money for an extremely influential organization called "Rainforest Trust".
Rainforest Trust is a non profit that raises money to purchase land in The Amazon to protect one of our most important ecosystems from destruction and deforestation. To this day, they have saved over 23 million acres of the Amazon Rainforest.
My goal is to raise $50,000 from personal donations and to partner with businesses and individuals to sponsor me on the run to match donations to make the impact even larger. All of the donations will be given to Rainforest Trust.
For info on Rainforest Trust, here is their website: https://www.rainforesttrust.org/