Help Stop Climate Change: Cell Phones for Deforestation.
This.Is.Rad. So, we all know that deforestation leads to more carbon dioxide in the air, which is a big no-no for climate change, yes? And while everyone wants you to stop driving or install solar panels (also really fab things to do), you can have the effect of taking 3,000 cars off the road – all from your own home. How can you do this? We’ve got all of the deets below…
Organization: Rainforest Connection
Rainforest Connection takes your old phone, wipes it clean, reprograms it, and fits it with solar panels. Then they send it to rainforests that are being illegally logged (a HUGE problem in rain forested areas) and – get this – IT LISTENS FOR THE SOUND OF CHAINSAWS. Is that not the coolest idea ever?? If it hears them, it alerts local agencies so they can bust on in with the authority and take down those poachers. And it’s all thanks to your old ratty Razr (I still love that phone).
- Dig through old drawers. Take that play phone (that cost $834 when it was new) away from those drooling small people. Open that drawer in your desk and grab your last 5 phones. Pop them into a box, tape it up, and get ready for the fantastic feeling of doing something to help the world.
- Mail them all off to:
77 Van Ness Ave, Suite 101-1717
San Francisco, California 94102