Sheryl and I have spent the past three weeks traveling on the East Coast of the United States and speaking in schools and with students. What is hopeful is that there is a growing desire in young people to want to make a change in the world. This desire was expressed by students and teachers in schools from Newark to New Hampshire. During our presentations we noticed that students were aware of many of the issues yet unaware of how they could make a difference. We hope that through out… Continue
Sheryl and I have been selected to write a chapter for an upcoming book titled, "The Next Eco-Warriors." The book is being put together by Emily Hunter, Canadian environmental activist and journalist and daughter of Bob Hunter, one of the founders of Greenpeace. We'll keep you posted!
Sheryl and I recently returned from an area in East Kalimantan called Lesan. This is a high priority area and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been working with the local communities to help preserve the remaining wild areas. The Dayak village we met was extremely welcoming and Sheryl and I joined the community as they harvested rice. The villages in this area are undergoing a rapid transformation from a traditional way of living off the land to a more "modern" lifestyle of palm oil… Continue
Hey Brent, thanks for the info on the Zambezi area. I am very interested in what is going on in this area, so please send me anything you think is relevant. I did a project on the Zambia side of the lower Zambezi last week looking at how areas are protected differently depending on if they are 'protected areas' or sacred areas. Then looking at according to the locals why land degradation is taking place. Thanks