Healthy tropical ecosystems are imperative to maintaining a healthy planet

%
of the world’s oxygen comes from the Amazon rainforest
%
of the world’s plants and animals are found in the rainforest
%
of the known cancer fighting plants exist only in the rainforest

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Reducing energy use reduces energy costs and result in a financial cost saving to consumers.

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We deserve clean air to breathe and a sustain-able future that is responsive to challenges by climate change.

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Water Environment

Water is at the heart of adaptation to climate change, it is the link between the climate, human society.

Water quality standards

The surface water quality standards help protect, control and regulate the quality of fresh and marine waters.

Energy Conservation

Energy conservation are efforts made to reduce the consumption of energy by using less of an energy service.

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We help purchase and protect the world’s tropical forests.

Rainforest Trust purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife through partnerships and community engagement.

Through these highly effective partnerships, we can ensure sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold.

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Saving Bizarre Biodiversity in the Heart of the Forest

“Rainforest has my highest respect and in my opinion deserves support for its projects which have exceptional merit of being based upon biological research of high quality, exact mapping, and clear statements of what support will accomplish.”
John Costa
Biologist and Conservationist

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Windham World Affairs Council Board Meeting
Windham World Affairs Council Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 5:00 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, VT

We are currently seeking new board members.  This is an exciting year to join WWAC. Don’t miss this opportunity to use your talents to foster a positive impact on Windham County through these challenging times. Become a non-profit hero!

 

 

Please join us.  Our meetings are always open to the public.  This month the meeting will not be followed by a Salon.  Instead, we invite you to a potluck gathering to learn more about what we do and to contribute ideas.

Please RSVP for location at:    windhamworldaffairscouncil@gmail.com

 

June 26, 2024 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Zapatista Movement at 30 Years and Mexico’s Election of Claudia Sheinbaum
The Zapatista Movement at 30 Years and Mexico’s Election of Claudia Sheinbaum

The Zapatista Movement at 30 Years and Mexico’s Election of Claudia Sheinbaum:  A Talk w/ Author & Activist Margaret Cerullo

Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 6:30pm
118 Elliot St., Brattleboro VT

January 1, 2024, will mark 30 years since the Zapatistas burst onto the world stage, rebelling — as Andy Kopkind wrote in The Nation at the time — against ‘a new world order … that intrudes in the most pernicious manner on the way of life of people always overlooked’. It was an armed revolt that regained some land plundered from indigenous people and was met with state terror, but inspired the desiring world anew.

 

‘They have infused left politics’, Margaret Cerullo writes, ‘with an imaginative, literary, or poetic dimension—organizing horizontally, outside and against the state, and with a profound respect for difference as a source of political insight, not division.’ And they persist. This new year they will be celebrating their decades’ long phase in 500 years of indigenous resistance in the Americas.

Margaret Cerullo is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Feminist Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She has been involved in one way or another with the Zapatista movement since its public emergence in January of 1994, including organizing field study courses in Chiapas for the last 20 years. She is a member of the Lightning Collective that produced the book Stories for Dreaming An-Other World (PM Press). She attended the recent commemoration of the Zapatistas 30th/40th anniversary (including 10 years underground before emerging publicly in 1994) in Chiapas.
Stories and storytelling have been a distinctive and compelling feature of the Zapatista movement since its appearance in 1994. The impulse behind a recent translation of Zapatista stories by an activist translators’ collective will frame the presentation. A brief conceptual summary of the history of the movement will follow, with an emphasis on the 30th anniversary celebration in December and January, and the spate of communiqués that preceded it, announcing a new turn in the Zapatista struggle.

See Margaret’s recent commentary on the June 2 Presidential election,  What Does Claudia Sheinbaum Stand For? 

July 24, 2024 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm