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by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, Environment
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Photo: Cool Earth

Vivienne Westwood is one of the most devoted designers out there when it comes to preserving the earth’s quickly disappearing forests. Even her good friends know that the perfect gift for the designer isn’t a purse. It’s 70 acres of saved rainforest from Pamela Anderson.

Now, Westwood has put quite a bit of money where her mouth is. She just donated $1.6 million dollars to the Cool Earth charity to aid them in their efforts to raise a total of 11.2 million dollars. The money will go to help stop logging in rainforests in South America.

The designer said about her efforts, “Governments… are so slow that we can’t wait for them any more. We have to get this thing moving and hope that they’ll join in. I took as much as I could afford from my company.”

Eco activists know that Westwood has hit the nail on the head. The government moves about as fast as most of us did after Thanksgiving dinner. Will you follow her example and devote any of your time or funds to organizations working to save the rainforest?

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Remy-Chevalier/754430220 Remy Chevalier

    One of the sponsors of CoolEarth is OVO Energy:
    Ovo Energy National Average
    Coal 26% 28.9%
    Natural Gas 35% 44.2%
    Nuclear 4% 17.3%
    Renewables 32% 7.9%
    Other 3% 1.7%