The CrowdRise Holiday Challenge is donating $100,000 to the organization that raises the most money this holiday season and I want to win that money for MWCT. Please help me get there.
Please donate what you can and, if you feel really inspired, click Fundraise For This Campaign and help me spread the word and win the big prize!
The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust is a fantastic organization that, to me, represents a brilliant and important strategy in the global effort to bring human needs and environmental sustainability into harmony with each other.
MWCT works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding wildlife of East Africa through conservation programs that bring direct, significant economic benefits to local Maasai communities....and what I love about MWCT is that they’re proving that we can move beyond the ‘Nature Vs People’ view of the world and showing that poverty alleviation and environmental protection really can go hand in hand.
I can see why people would say, “Why work on something so far from home in such an exotic and remote place?” or “What do the Maasai people and African wildlife and wilderness have to do with our lives and our challenges?”
My answer is that every day we learn more about how interconnected the natural systems on the planet are and recognize even more clearly that we all rely on healthy ecosystems to support our lives...even ones that are far away from where we live. Figuring out how poor people in developing countries can thrive and grow without destroying some of the world's most important natural resources is going to be one of the great challenges of the 21st Century.
You can read in detail about everything the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust does just by clicking here.
I think this is our generation's greatest challenge...I really do. And I believe that supporting this effort will tune you in to the details of how that challenge is going to actually be met.
Thanks so much,