The mission of Amazon Watch is: “to work with indigenous and environmental organizations in the Amazon Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples’ rights in the face of large-scale industrial development-oil and gas pipelines, power lines, roads, and other mega-projects.”
If you work in San Francisco and want to take an inspirational lunch break tomorrow, pounce on over to the Amazon Watch Celebration Luncheon from 12 noon – 1:30 pm at the Green Room, War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Second Floor. Entry is complimentary, but just to be sure call and reserve a spot: 415-487-9600. The hour and a half lunch will celebrate recent victories in the Amazon and protecting the wildlife and indigenous peoples inhabit it. Luis Yanza (the Goldman Environmental Prize winner from Ecuador) will be speaking.
Image Credits: Collage photos courtesy of the Amazon Watch Newsroom.
Source: Heart of Green, who lovingly reminds us that:
“the Amazon rainforest is one of the most extraordinary places on earth. Did you know for example that rainclouds from the Amazon supply over half of the water for America’s farmlands? and that the Amazon basin stores over 85 billion metric tons of carbon?”